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San Francisco could be Merriman's next team

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.


Merriman is reportedly hopeful that he’ll be released by Tuesday.

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9 Responses to “San Francisco could be Merriman's next team”
  1. air10 says: Oct 17, 2010 11:50 AM

    If it comes down to waiver priority. Detroit might have a new rolb with the last name merriman.

  2. comment_submission_error says: Oct 17, 2010 12:22 PM

    Won’t he be a UFA if he passes his physical?

  3. BrooklynNiner19 says: Oct 17, 2010 12:47 PM

    Lets go Niners!!! Gotta make this move and have a SICK LB core!

  4. chet brooks 31 says: Oct 17, 2010 1:38 PM

    Can he coach or play QB? If not…….. who cares.

  5. BrooklynNiner19 says: Oct 17, 2010 7:31 PM

    Alex actually won us the game today with two tds and no turnovers!

  6. truegrinder80 says: Oct 17, 2010 8:30 PM

    Alex SUCKS, the 49ers should have won that game by 24 points.

  7. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Oct 17, 2010 10:50 PM

    I’m a little late chiming in here, but according to Fox’s bald guru (the Glaze), Shawn would indeed be a UFA IF he can pass his physical BEFORE the trade deadline. If not, then he would have to go through the waiver process. It’s a distinction I feel is important, and might need an update, Greg (assuming of course, the Glaze is correct).

  8. NinerDynasty says: Oct 18, 2010 12:33 AM

    @ Truegrinder80 – completely agree with u! he missed so many throws, you can tell that no defense has respect for smith and i dont blame them… out of 10 long throws 5 are incomplete, 2 ints, and 3 completed.. thats not a good number.

  9. The Heater says: Oct 18, 2010 3:38 PM

    Niners already have good linebackers and they don’t use steriods and do stupid things like that rediculous dance Merriman does when he sacks a QB.
    Merriman is done, toast. He can’t juice up any more and since he hasn’t been juicing, he has not even been mentioned during game coverage of the Bolts. Let Merriman get picked up by some loser team. That is where he should complete the remainder of his career, which could be short. A total disgrace to pro football.

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