Redskins' Brandon Meriweather out with concussion

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GREEN BAY, WIS. — A violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather out of Sunday’s game against the Packers in the second quarter with a concussion.

Earlier in the game, Meriweather lowered his helmet before delivering a helmet-to-helmet hit on Eddie Lacy after a 10-yard run. The Packers rookie running back left the game with a concussion.

No flag came on the play.

Meriweather’s heads-down tackling continued when he whacked running back James Starks near the Packers sideline and immediately fell limp. Players and staffers waved for medical attention as Redskins trainers sprinted across the field.

When Meriweather was helped to his feet a few minutes later, two Redskins staffers led him straight to the locker room.

Meriweather started at strong safety Sunday after missing the season opener because of a groin injury. Last season, he missed time because of a sprained knee, then tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his first game back.

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