Shanahan lost safety Brandon Meriweather to a one-game suspension for repeated helmet-to-helmet hits. The NFL initially suspended him two games, but Meriweather won a one-game reduction late Wednesday afternoon.
“Even if he did come back to play this week, it would have been hard for him to come back missing a couple days,” Shanahan said. “It’s not the ideal system right now, but it is what it is and we’ll deal with it.”
Source: John Keim, ESPN.com