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Meriweather, Others Out Against Eagles

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The teams have announced the following inactives and lineup changes for tonight's game between the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles:

For the Washington Redskins:

  • No. 5 quarterback Pat White
  • No. 8 quarterback Rex Grossman
  • No. 22 running back Evan Royster
  • No. 31 safety Brandon Meriweather
  • No. 48 safety Jose Gumbs
  • No. 67 offensive lineman Josh LeRibeus
  • No. 95 nose tackle Chris Neild

--Veteran safety No. 37 Reed Doughty is expected to start in place of No. 31 Brandon Meriweather at strong safety. Meriweather was limited this preseason while receovering from ACL reconstructive surgery, but injured his groin in preparation for tonight's game.

--Nose tackle Barry Cofield (broken hand) is full go tonight after practicing without limitation this week and finding a cast he felt comfortable wearing on his hand.

--Kirk Cousins (foot) is also ready to go tonight, backing up Robert Griffin III. Grossman and White will watch on from the sideline, as expected.

For the Philadelphia Eagles:

  • No. 2 quarterback Matt Barkley
  • No. 31 cornerback Shaun Prater
  • No. 64 offensive tackle Matt Tobin
  • No. 67 offensive tackle Dennis Kelly
  • No. 75 defensive end Vinny Curry
  • No. 82 tight end Emil Igwenagu

The Eagles released No. 27 CB Brandon Hughes earlier in the week.

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