Posts Tagged ‘Brandon Meriweather’

Bears S Meriweather fined again; hit on Lions WR Burleson costs $25K

A weekly occurrence? Bears safety Brandon Meriweather has been fined $25,000 for his hit on Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson on Monday night, Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune reports. Last week, Meriweather was fined $20,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith. During the 2010 season, Meriweather, then with the Patriots, was fined $50,000 for a hit on […]

Bears set to start Wright, Conte at safety vs. Vikings

The Week five starting safety tandem of Chris Harris and Brandon Meriweather will be axed for a combination of young bloods: second-year man Major Wright and rookie Chris Conte. Harris confirmed Thursday that both Wright and Conte will start against the Vikings on Sunday night at Soldier Field. “It is what it is,” the injured […]

Bears S Meriweather fined $20K for hit on Panthers WR Smith; plans to appeal fine

Bears safety Brandon Meriweather has been fined $20,000 by the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith last Sunday, Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune reports. Meriweather was not penalized on the hit and plans to appeal the fine. During the 2010 season, the former Hurricane, then with the Patriots, was […]

Bears starting safeties Chris Harris, Major Wright inactive vs. Packers

The Bears will be without both starting safeties Chris Harris and Major Wright in Sunday’s game against the Packers.
Brandon Meriweather and Craig Steltz will start at safety for the Bears.
Wide receiver Roy Williams (groin) is active.

Bears SS Harris, RB Barber, OG Louis listed doubtful for Sunday

Time to see whether or not the Bears possess quality depth. On Friday, the team held out starting strong safety Chris Harris (hamstring) and right guard Lance Louis (ankle) from practice, along with backup running back Marion Barber (calf), who is expected to be inactive for the second consecutive Sunday. Here’s what Harris had to […]

Bears Agree To Terms With Ex-Patriots FS Brandon Meriweather

By Bears Gab Columnist Peter Skiadopoulos The Bears were quick to pick up ex-Patriot safety Brandon Meriweather. Only one day after the safety was released, the Bears signed him to a one-year contract. The two-time Pro Bowler may not be integrated into the Bears mix immediately, but can eventually make his way into the lineup. […]

NFL hands down fines on the big hits from the weekend

The NFL Tuesday did as they promised, and took action against three players who laid jarring hits on their opponents this past weekend. Huge fines were laid down to Steelers LB James Harrison ($75,000), Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather ($50,000) and Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson ($50,000). Ray Anderson, the NFL’s executive vice president of football operations, […]