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Meriweather, Davis uncertain

Safety Brandon Meriweather hopes to make his regular-season debut in the Redskins‘ home opener Sunday. He missed the first two games with a sprained PCL and MCL in his left knee.

“I’m going to try,” Meriweather said Monday morning. “Every day getting better. I’m working hard to get back and help my team.”

Meriweather exercised on the field with teammates before Sunday’s loss to the St. Louis Rams. He hasn’t played since injuring his left knee Aug. 18 during the preseason game against the Chicago Bears. Meriweather was approaching full health before the regular season began, but he sprained two ligaments during practice Sept. 3.

“I can say I’m better than I was last week,” Meriweather said. “Every day we try something different. Right now we’re more focused on straight ahead and the lateral stuff.”

Tight end Fred Davis should be subjected to the NFL’s protocol for players who suffer concussions after absorbing a helmet-to-helmet hit in the fourth quarter, Shanahan said.

“That was a pretty good hit, probably as hard of a hit as you’re going to get to the head,” he said.