Brandon Meriweather had his suspension reduced to one game without pay after his appeal in front of NFL officer Ted Cottrell, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports. The Washington Redskins safety was initially suspended two games after drawing two personal fouls on separate plays for head-hunting Chicago Bears wideouts Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery this past Sunday.
“He’s gotta get better. He’s gotta get to the point where the reliability factor is there as strongly as it always has been,” the coach said today. “Has it been there up to this point? No. But we’re saying ‘let’s work, let’s get back to work and get this done.’ We count on this guy.”
Nicks has been the source of much conjecture around New York in recent weeks. With the team seemingly out of the playoff picture before Halloween, there has been talk of potentially dealing the former first round pick. Nicks’ deal expires at the end of this season, giving the Giants plenty of motive to send him packing if they do not plan to re-sign him.
Even after Rob Gronkowski caught eight passes for 114 yards, he still gets dogged with questions about his injuries. Gronkowski spoke with media on Wednesday and said that he is putting his injury history behind him and will focus on upcoming opponents.
Gronkowski still wears a long brace on his forearm, a byproduct of his surgery over the summer. He broke his arm in Week 11 of the 2012 season and returned in to play at the end of the season before re-injuring the arm. When all was said and done, Gronkowski has had his arm operated on four times since the initial injury.
Here is a quick look at the rest of the news from Wednesday evening.