The Washington Times - September 9, 2013, 05:45PM

The Redskins will be without starting strong safety Brandon Meriweather on Monday night in the season-opener against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Meriweather is one of seven players who are inactive, but the lone one dealing with an injury. He suffered a groin injury last week, according to Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, and was limited in practice all week. He was listed as questionable before the contest.  


The other inactives: Running back Evan Royster, quarterbacks Rex Grossman and Pat White, safety Jose Gumbs, nose tackle Chris Neild and offensive guard Josh LeRibeus.

Without Meriweather, who played in just game last season, Washington has just three active safeties. Reed Doughty will start in Meriweather’s place. Rookie Bacarri Rambo, a 2013 draft pick, starts at free safety and Jordan Pugh is in reserve at that spot. 

The Eagles have scratched quarterback Matt Barkley, corner Shaun Prater, tackles Matt Tobin and Dennis Kelly, defensive end Vinny Curry and tight end Emil Igwenagu.