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Mike Petraglia
August 18, 2008 - 7:50 am

It's not known how severely Brandon Meriweather injured his leg during the first quarter of Sunday night's 27-10 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The second-year safety out of the University of Miami limped off the field and did not return. The Patriots did not practice Monday and there was no conference call with head coach Bill Belichick to update the injury. "We'll see how that goes. I'm not sure what the situation is but hopefully that's not a problem," Belichick said of Meriweather in his postgame news conference on Sunday night. Meriweather came into this year with the hope of teamming with Rodney Harrison as safeties in the Patriots defensive backfield. Meriweather's injury is the latest to the Patriots defense, which has already lost safety/linebacker Tank Williams for the season to a knee injury while corners Jason Wilhite and Jonathan Wilhite were out with less serious leg injuries. Additionally, Rodney Harrison, James Sanders, Lewis Sanders and Mike Williams were all unvailable Sunday night. The Patriots head back to the practice field on Tuesday in preparation for their third preseason game on Friday night at Gillette Stadium against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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