DeJon Gomes started in Meriweather’s place, as he did last week, when he had a key interception in the fourth quarter.
Meriweather exercised on the field during pregame warm-ups, which could bode well for his chances of playing next Sunday against Cincinnati in Washington’s home opener.
This is the second straight week Grossman was inactive, leaving rookie Kirk Cousins as the backup quarterback.
Wilson’s big moment
Josh Wilson stands just 5-foot-9, but the Redskins’ cornerback delivered a big moment on the first play from scrimmage. After Rams quarterback Sam Bradford zinged a 12-yard pass to Danny Amendola, linebacker Perry Riley ripped the ball away. Wilson scooped it up and sprinted 30 yards for the sixth touchdown of his career.
Entering Sunday, four of Wilson’s touchdowns came via interception returns and the other on a kickoff return as a rookie in 2007.
No Nike or Adidas logos for RG3 during warm-ups
A week after Robert Griffin III covered up the Nike logo on his warm-up shirt, the Redskins’ quarterback — and Adidas pitchman — dodged the swoosh again.
When Griffin warmed up before facing the Rams on Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome, he wore a plain gray T-shirt over the white long-sleeve warm-up shirt.
No logos were visible.
Last week, a strip of white tape with “HEART” scrawled in black marker covered Griffin’s swoosh.
His Adidas affiliation included the company sponsoring a 74-foot moving projection of the quarterback, complete with Adidas logos, on the Newseum’s first amendment tablet last month.
Nike is in its first season as the NFL’s official outfitter.
The Fisher ‘stache
As part of an effort to break the Guinness world record for the largest gathering of people wearing false mustaches, the Rams gave away fake Jeff Fisher mustaches Sunday during their home opener.