With Brandon Meriweather suspended for today and Reed Doughty watching on TV from back in Washington due to a concussion, Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett will have to piece together a safety corps capable of slowing down Peyton Manning out of nothing.

Well, not really nothing. He has Bacarri Rambo, the rookie who was the starter at free safety from minicamp through training camp through the first two games of the season. He didn’t miss a snap in those first two games and he hasn’t played a snap on defense since then. The coaches determined that Rambo wasn’t ready. He will have to be today.

They also have Jordan Pugh. The Redskins thought so little of Pugh’s ability two weeks ago that they cut him. Pugh was part of the rotation at safety last year when Meriweather missed almost all of the season with a variety of knee injuries. But this year he played just six defensive snaps before being released. It is likely that he will play more than that today.