The Washington Redskins again have a limited injury list as their preparations begin for a Week 2 matchup with Green Bay.
Strong safety Brandon Meriweather did participate in full during practice on Wednesday, according to Redskins coach Mike Shanahan. He missed the season-opener against the Philadelphia Eagles with a groin injury and has played in just one regular-season game since the start of 2012.
If there’s no setback Thursday or Friday then Meriweather should be good to go on Sunday against the Packers, Shanahan said.
“Hopefully it changes [the defense],” said Shanahan, whose team started corner E.J. Biggers at that spot against the Eagles. He had last played that position in high school.
“[Meriweather] been a big playmaker in the limited time he has played over the last year,” Shanahan said. “I think everybody knows what he’s done and hopefully he can keep playing at that level.”
In other injury news, rookie cornerback David Amerson was “limited” during Wednesday’s practice with a back injury. Defensive end Chris Baker was ill and also limited, according to Shanahan.
Running back/returner Chris Thompson participated fully, though he is still dealing with a sore right ankle from sustained in Monday’s loss. Nose tackle Barry Cofield has shown no ill affects from the broken right hand suffered during the preseason.
“I thought [Cofield] did a good job playing with that cast [against Philadelphia],” Shanahan said. “You’d have to ask him, but it didn’t look like it bothered him at all from my standpoint.”