TUESDAY, 12:13pm: The Redskins have officially announced Meriweather’s new deal (Twitter link).
MONDAY, 4:23pm: Free agent safety Brandon Meriweather has reached an agreement to return to the Redskins, reports Dianna Russini of NBC Washington (via Twitter). A source tells Russini that the deal, which has been confirmed by ESPN.com’s John Keim (via Twitter), will be a one-year, $1MM pact.
Meriweather’s deal voided the week after the Super Bowl, making him an unrestricted free agent. It appears that both he and the Redskins explored the market for potential alternatives, but ultimately decided to continue their relationship for at least another season. As Keim notes (via Twitter), Washington wasn’t “wowed” by the second-tier safeties available in free agency, and were unconvinced that any were better than Meriweather.
Playing free safety and strong safety for the Redskins in 2013, Meriweather logged 69 tackles and a pair of interceptions in 13 games. However, he ranked just 77th out of 86 qualified safeties according to Pro Football Focus’ advanced metrics (subscription required).