Linebacker Shawne Merriman will be released by the Chargers once he’s healthy enough to play again. And it appears he will definitely play again in 2010.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Merriman wants to play in Baltimore, Miami, or Dallas. But he’s unlikely to get his choice because he has to clear waivers first.
Despite a contract that pays him $3.269 million, the 49ers sound likely to put a claim on Merriman. San Francisco will have a high waiver priority because of their record. The team even debated trading for Merriman before he was released.
Schefter says that Merriman could be healthy enough to play again in the next two weeks.