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11-03-2010, 03:10 PM

PFW has confirmed that the Bills have claimed OLB Shawne Merriman off waivers.

Merriman was waived by the Chargers on Tuesday after five-plus seasons in San Diego. He had been placed on injured reserve on Oct. 13 with a "minor injury" designation for a calf injury, which meant the team had to release him when healthy.

During his time with the Chargers, Merriman recorded 43.5 sacks in 60 career games and made the Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons

11-27-2010, 10:38 PM
Well that was quick, Shawn Merriman out for the season on IR.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Shawne Merriman's first season with the Buffalo Bills ended before it even began.

Merriman was placed on injured reserve Saturday because of a nagging Achilles tendon injury, culminating a tumultuous year for the once-feared pass rusher.

The Bills claimed Merriman off waivers earlier this month, three weeks after he was placed on injured reserve by the San Diego Chargers because of a calf injury.

At the time, he was also nursing a strained Achilles tendon. In his first practice with Buffalo on Nov. 10, he lasted just 15 minutes before re-injuring it.

The 2005 first-round pick and three-time Pro Bowl selection also sat out most of the Chargers' offseason workouts and part of training camp to protest his contract, which expires following this season. He finishes the year with six tackles in three games for the Chargers.


11-27-2010, 10:46 PM

:wadepalm: Bills!