Meriweather suspended two games for helmet to helmet hit

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[August 26, 2014]  (Reuters) - Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather was suspended for two games by the NFL on Monday for a helmet-to-helmet hit during Washington's pre-season game against Baltimore.

Meriweather hit Baltimore wide receiver Torrey Smith in the head on Saturday during a pre-season game, drawing a personal foul.

Meriweather, who was also suspended last year for illegal hits against the Chicago Bears, has three days to appeal his current suspension.

The Redskins re-signed Meriweather to a one-year deal in the off-season.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Greg Stutchbury)

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