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Brandon Meriweather Suspended Two Games

Brandon Meriweather Suspended Two Games

NFL Shield(ASHBURN, Va.) — Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather was suspended for the first two games of the season by the NFL on Monday.

The punishment comes after another helmet-to-helmet hit from Meriweather on Baltimore’s Torrey Smith over the weekend.

“Meriweather delivered a forceful blow to the head and neck area of a defenseless receiver with no attempt to wrap up or make a conventional tackle of this player,” said NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent in a statement.

Meriweather said after the game on Saturday that he did not believe there was anything wrong with the hit on Smith.

“I’m trying to do what the NFL asked me after going through the offseason, and working on the things I need to work on, and the first chance I get, it seems like I failed,” he said.

Meriweather has been fined five different times by the league over the course of his career, including a $42,000 fine for a hit on Packers running back Eddie Lacy in 2013. The safety was also suspended two games last year, but had it reduced to one game following an appeal.

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Tucker Kicks Ravens Past Steelers

Tucker Kicks Ravens Past Steelers

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) — Justin Tucker kicked a career-high five field goals, and Baltimore stopped Pittsburgh’s game-tying two point conversion with 1:03 left in the game, as the Ravens stuff the Steelers 22-20 Thursday night.
The R…

Ravens Rout Texans 30-9

Ravens Rout Texans 30-9

Rob Carr/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) –  All the Baltimore Ravens needed was a spark.
They received it when Dayrl Smith intercepted Matt Schaub and returned it for a touchdown in the second quarter, sending the Ravens to a 30-9 win over the Houston Te…

Torrey Smith Shines as Ravens Edge Falcons 27-23

Torrey Smith Shines as Ravens Edge Falcons 27-23

Rob Carr/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) –  After an incredible postseason run that resulted in a Super Bowl title, the Baltimore Ravens finally returned home to play a game at M&T Bank Stadium.
Torrey Smith hauled in a 77-yard touchdown pass from Jo…

AFC Championship Game Preview: Ravens @ Patriots

AFC Championship Game Preview: Ravens @ Patriots

David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Rematch. The Baltimore Ravens head to Foxboro Sunday to take on the New England Patriots for the right to play in the Super Bowl.
Last season, the Patriots knocked out the Ravens 23-20 when then Rav…

Ravens Roll Over Giants to Win AFC North

Ravens Roll Over Giants to Win AFC North

Rob Carr/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) –  The Baltimore Ravens rolled over the New York Giants 33-14 on Sunday afternoon en route to the AFC North title.
After losing their past three games, the Ravens (10-5) jumped out to a 24-7 first-half lead and ne…

Ray Rice Leads Ravens To OT Victory

Ray Rice Leads Ravens To OT Victory

Harry How/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO, CA) –  Just when it looked like the Ravens were going to lose, Ray Rice decided to put the team on his back, literally.
Thanks to Ray Rice and Justin Tucker, the Baltimore Ravens knocked off the San Diego Charger…

Ravens Pound Raiders, 55-20

Ravens Pound Raiders, 55-20

Patrick Smith/Getty Images(BALTIMORE, MD) — What a day for the Baltimore Ravens.
Quarterback Joe Flacco passed for 341 yards and three scores, and the Ravens set a franchise record for points in a 55-20 drubbing of the Oakland Raiders.
The Ravens scor…

Ravens Clip Patriots On Last Second Field Goal

Ravens Clip Patriots On Last Second Field Goal

Patrick Smith/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) — In a rematch of last year’s AFC Championship game,  it was once again a field goal that decided the game. This time, a different result. 
Justin Tucker kicked a 27-yard field goal with no time left to …

Brother of Ravens WR Torrey Smith Killed In Accident

Brother of Ravens WR Torrey Smith Killed In Accident

National Football League(BALTIMORE, MD) — The brother of Baltimore Ravens receiver Torrey Smith was killed in a motorcycle accident.
The accident occurred in Westmoreland County, Virginia late Saturday night when Tevin Chris Jones ran his motorcycle o…

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