The Redskins announced the signing of safety Bradon Meriweather, the press relase from Redskins PR follows:
ASHBURN, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed unrestricted free agent safety Brandon Meriweather. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Meriweather, 28, was originally drafted by the New England Patriots in the first round (24th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft out of Miami (Fla.). In five NFL seasons, he has played in 75 regular season games with 44 starts, and recorded 293 tackles, 12 interceptions, 29 passes defensed, five forced fumbles and two sacks.
He spent his first four seasons (2007-10) with the Patriots, earning Pro Bowl selections following the 2009 and 2010 seasons. He accounted for 261 tackles (181 solo), 27 passes defensed, all 12 of his career interceptions and both of his career sacks during his tenure with the Patriots. He joined the Chicago Bears in 2011, appearing in 11 games with four starts.
Meriweather (5-11, 200) played collegiately at Miami (Fla.) from 2002-06. He started 21 games at strong safety, six at free safety, three at cornerback and one at nickel back during his career and twice earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team honors (2005, 2006). He holds the Miami career-record for tackles by a defensive back with 293 tackles, and his 182 career solo tackles broke the school’s all-time record for safeties previously held by Bennie Blades (155).
Meriweather was born on Jan. 14, 1984, in Apopka, Fla. He attended Apopka H.S., which he led to the Florida Class 6A championship as a senior in 2001.