August 18, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Washington Redskins defensive back Brandon Meriweather (31) leaves the field after being injured against the Chicago Bears during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE

Brandon Meriweather Injury: Redskins S Out For Preseason

Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather will not play in the rest of the preseason.

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Brandon Meriweather Injury: MRI On Left Knee Shows No Significant Damage

Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather underwent an MRI on his left knee Sunday after suffering an injury in a preseason game against the Chicago Bears on Saturday. The test showed no significant damage. Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports that there is no timetable yet for when Meriweather will return.

Meriweather's good injury news is the second of the day for the Redskins, who found out that pass rushing linebacker Brian Orakpo would likely be back for the season opener after leaving Saturday's Bears game with a left shoulder injury.

This is Meriweather's first season with Washington after spending the previous season with the Bears, in which he recorded 19 total tackles and two passes defensed in eleven games. Meriweather was a ball hawk earlier in his career with the New England Patriots, snaring 12 interceptions in his four seasons in Foxboro.

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Brandon Meriweather Injury: Redskins Safety Helped Off The Field

On a play that turned into a touchdown for the Chicago Bears as Michael Bush ran 8 yards into the end zone for his second score of the day, Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather was helped off the field by two people after an injury to his left knee.

The Redskins later announced via Twitter that the injury would end the safety's night as he would not be returning to Saturday's game at any point in time. According to an on-air report from CSN Washington, it was a sprained knee for Meriweather, although the severity of the sprain is not yet known.

Meriweather was a 2007 first round selection of the New England Patriots before being released by the team just prior to the 2011 season. He spent the 2011 year with the Chicago Bears before signing a two-year, $6 million contract with the Redskins in March 2012.

Check out Hogs Haven for more updates on the Redskins and as always, SB Nation's NFL Hub is the place to go for all-things football.

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