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Shawne Merriman says he's showing up for offseason workouts

Five years after linebacker Shawne Merriman refused to sign an injury waiver that would have allowed him to participate in offseason workouts as a unsigned rookie, Merriman said Tuesday that he would be signing an injury waiver that will allow him to participate in offseason workouts as an unsigned restricted free agent.

Merriman made the announcement via Twitter on Tuesday at approximately 10:00 a.m. P.T.  Roughly six hours later, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune said that Merriman and other unsigned restricted free agents (like receivers Vincent Jackson and Malcom Floyd and left tackle Marcus McNeill) were not present on Tuesday.

So Merriman either had a change of heart, or he decided to wait another day before going in.

Signing the injury waiver will guarantee that Merriman would receive the amount of his RFA tender offer if he suffers a season-ending injury while participating in offseason workouts.

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4 Responses to “Shawne Merriman says he's showing up for offseason workouts”
  1. Popeye says: Apr 7, 2010 9:58 AM

    primadonna over rated wuss

  2. karmathaitch says: Apr 7, 2010 11:56 AM

    Get to work chump. You owe the Bolts 2.5 years of getting paid for doing squat!!

  3. boltsbacker says: Apr 7, 2010 2:08 PM

    Keep talking! Merriman is going to go off next year! He has been battling through injuries and keeps working hard. You will be eating your words in 2011!

  4. escoboltsfan says: Apr 7, 2010 4:37 PM

    boltsbacker, I like the way you’re thinkin’. I got a strong feeling Lights Out is gonna be a force next year.

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