The Washington Times - August 3, 2013, 04:41PM

RICHMOND—Strong safety Brandon Meriweather said he hopes to “get a couple plays” in team drills Monday following a week-long absence from them.

His surgically-repaired right knee caused him to limp while running late last week, at which point he was kept out of 11-on-11 work.


“I’ve got good coaches and trainers,” Meriweather said Saturday. “If they tell me to slow down, I’m going to slow down. They wanted me to slow down and not push it. At first, they was giving me a couple plays, and then I sneak in for another one. I just kept sneaking in. So instead of him just slowing me down, he just say, you know, just chill and do a little drill work on the side.”

Coach Mike Shanahan did not commit to allowing Meriweather to participate in Monday’s team drills.

“Every once in a while, we’ll put him in a couple reps, and we’ll take a look at the film and see how he adjusts,” Shanahan said. “If we don’t think he’s ready to go, then we’ll keep on working him through the drill work, running after our walkthroughs, and eventually we’ll get him more reps as we feel like he’s ready. What we don’t want to do is push a guy too hard and set him back.”


Left tackle Trent Williams continues to participate in team drills despite a badly sprained left wrist. On Friday, he temporarily left 11-on-11 work favoring his left side. He grimaced and tensed up in pain as he held his left wrist.

Williams’ is practicing with his left hand wrapped as a club. He said after Friday’s practice that he can’t fully use his left hand to block, but he insists on continuing to practice. He believes he can’t injure the wrist any more than it already is, but he at times he appears to be in significant pain.


Cornerback DeAngelo Hall (right ankle), guard Adam Gettis (hamstring), running back Chris Thompson (left knee), fullback Darrel Young (minor left leg bruise) and offensive lineman Tevita Stevens (right foot/ankle) sat out Saturday’s practice. Stevens had a walking boot on his right foot.

Inside linebacker London Fletcher was given a veteran’s day off.