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Section516
10-13-2010, 12:12 PM
inebacker Shawne Merriman's season is over for the San Diego Chargers.

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San Diego placed Merriman on the Reserve-Injured list Wednesday with a calf injury and a "minor injury designation (less than six-week injury)." The designation means the Chargers must release Merriman when he becomes healthy.

The 26-year-old Merriman re-injured his calf in the Chargers' Week 5 loss against the Oakland Raiders. He has six tackles this season.

Merriman missed more than two weeks of training camp in protest of his status as a restricted free agent before reporting.

Nicknamed "Lights Out" because of his punishing hits, Merriman missed the final 15 games of the 2008 season after having reconstructive knee surgery. He was limited to four sacks last year as he bounced back from the knee surgery and dealt with other injuries.

Merriman was a force in his first three NFL seasons, although he served a four-game suspension in 2006 after testing positive for steroids. He had a career-high 17 sacks in 12 games that season.

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gtexan02
10-13-2010, 12:37 PM
Lets get him

He probably overtrains too.

Ryans + Merriman + Cushing

The1ApplePie
10-13-2010, 12:37 PM
Straight to the Pats

Kulluminatii
10-13-2010, 08:19 PM
The effects of 'roids are amazing... :kitten:

http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/4484/merrimanbeforeafter7912.jpg

This guy will never be the same player...yet some team out there will still take a chance on him.

Pantherstang84
10-13-2010, 08:21 PM
Straight to the Pats

My thoughts exactly. Headed to work for Bellicheat.

drs23
10-13-2010, 08:23 PM
The effects of 'roids are amazing... :kitten:

http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/4484/merrimanbeforeafter7912.jpg

This guy will never be the same player...yet some team out there will still take a chance on him.

I'm thinkin' the neck tattoo must have punctured something and let all the bulk out??:kitten:

Plus, not nearly as much facial hair?

GP
10-13-2010, 08:30 PM
Yikes. Those photos are damning indeed.

ArlingtonTexan
10-13-2010, 09:28 PM
Rods and injuries aside, of the dudes "we should see if they have anything" threads, Merriman at least has a history of excellent production, not just name recognition. He actually is young enough to figure it w/o juice.

Grams
10-14-2010, 11:16 AM
Rods and injuries aside, of the dudes "we should see if they have anything" threads, Merriman at least has a history of excellent production, not just name recognition. He actually is young enough to figure it w/o juice.

He had excellent production till he got suspended for steroids. Hasn't done much at all since then except get hurt alot.

Sure hope this is not a premonition of Cushing.

scourge
10-14-2010, 11:32 AM
I'm thinkin' the neck tattoo must have punctured something and let all the bulk out??:kitten:

Plus, not nearly as much facial hair?

Looks like it makes you whiter, too...

BigBull17
10-14-2010, 12:09 PM
I would give him a look, but he'll become a Pat. Then they wont test him and he can bulk up again.

The1ApplePie
10-14-2010, 01:26 PM
His best years were under Wade Phillips. I wonder if the Boys will make a run at him?

Grams
10-14-2010, 02:58 PM
Looks like it makes you whiter, too...

I believe the bottom - whiter picture - is the pre-steroid use.

The top is the one after he "supposedly" took performance-enhancing drugs.

gtexan02
10-14-2010, 03:23 PM
Looks photoshopped to me. Did he also remove his tattoo?

Goldensilence
10-14-2010, 04:22 PM
Wouldn't mind a look. While his production has declined he's at least got the sideline to sideline speed I'd like to see at WLB.

I have a feeling though he'll go to a 3-4 team. Pats, Cowboys ( as someone pointed out his success under Phillips, or possibly Jets.

Grams
10-14-2010, 05:30 PM
Why do you want to look at Merriman. He has done nothing the past 3 years.

2010 - 5 tackles, 1 assis tackle
2009 - 26 tackes, 10 assis tackles 4 sacks and 1 fumble recover
2008 - 1 tackle and 1 assis tackle

Off the juice, he is not very good and cannot stay of IR.

Why waste the time?

Rey
10-14-2010, 07:48 PM
I'd take a look at Merriman if he were willing to come in as a pass rush DE.

The1ApplePie
10-15-2010, 09:38 AM
I'd take a look at Merriman if he were willing to come in as a pass rush DE.

Merriman has never been a DE though. Even in college he was a 3-4 OLB

Rey
10-15-2010, 12:46 PM
Merriman has never been a DE though. Even in college he was a 3-4 OLB

Not sure what that has to do with using him as a pass rush end...Kinda like the hybrid role that Barwin played.

Rey
10-15-2010, 12:46 PM
Looks photoshopped to me. Did he also remove his tattoo?

The picture where he was bigger is before, not after...

drs23
10-15-2010, 03:52 PM
The picture where he was bigger is before, not after...

That's what I thought.

JWarren14
10-18-2010, 10:31 AM
With DeMeco out for the rest of the year and our LB corp pretty beat up, and with the slim pickings that are out there at the LB position do you think we should put a waiver claim on Merriman once he is released? It's rumored (http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/sports/49ers-to-Pick-Up-Merriman-REport-105174604.html) that the 49ers are going to put a claim on him.

His career may be over, but he may just need to get out of Cali and finish his career strong.

Is it a possibility? How does the waiver system work?

BigBull17
10-18-2010, 10:33 AM
Different type of LB. You think our LB's cover poorly now, wait till you see lights out".

JWarren14
10-18-2010, 10:37 AM
Different type of LB. You think our LB's cover poorly now, wait till you see lights out".

Yeah I am not saying he will fill in for DeMeco, but I would have to think he would be a better addition than someone like Greenhouse...

BigBull17
10-18-2010, 11:51 AM
Yeah I am not saying he will fill in for DeMeco, but I would have to think he would be a better addition than someone like Greenhouse...

I don't know. He is more DE than LB. I could see him as a pass rush guy, but he really isn't a line backer.

scourge
10-19-2010, 10:04 AM
I believe the bottom - whiter picture - is the pre-steroid use.

The top is the one after he "supposedly" took performance-enhancing drugs.

I have to assume your response is sarcasm, as that makes no sense at all. You don't bulk up and lose a tattoo when off the juice.

Kulluminatii
10-19-2010, 10:11 AM
I think the bottom one is the AFTER pic, not one of Merriman before he used steroids. If not, thats some pretty crazy stuff man! :tinfoil:

TEXANJAK
10-20-2010, 04:45 PM
Yes i know he is not what he used to be and a bit too pricey but could the Texans be interested in Shawn Merriman.Could he be any help to our lagging defense and start a spark in the right direction.