With everyone keeping close watch on the fate of Randy Moss, Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com reports that the Bills are saying that they plan to make a waivers claim for linebacker Shawne Merriman.
And since the Bills sit atop the priority list, they’ll get him if they want him.
We’ll say what we said earlier today, primarily because it looks like we’ll be right, for a change: “We’ve joked about the Bills taking Moss — we have a feeling that Buffalo is a strong candidate to claim Merriman.”
Bills G.M. Buddy Nix worked for the Chargers when they drafted Merriman out of Maryland. And Nix is smart enough to realize that it’s not the lack of steroids in his body but injuries to it that have keep Merriman from playing well since 2007.
Of course, Merriman may not want to play for the Bills. As we explained last night regarding Moss, a decision not to show up could get Merriman placed on the Reserve/Left Squad list, which would shut him down for the rest of the season and possibly prevent him from becoming a free agent in 2011.