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Bills send Shawne Merriman to injured reserve

The Bills have given up the ghost.

Linebacker Shawne Merriman became a Bill on November 3, when the team claimed him off waivers from the Chargers.  He’ll likely finish his Bills “career” without a single appearance, as Merriman was placed on season-ending injured reserve Saturday, the team announced.

The injury that ended Merriman’s season was described as a strained Achilles’ tendon.

Just four days after the waiver claim was executed, FOX Sports’ John Cznarnecki reported that Merriman “definitely won’t be re-signing in Buffalo.”  Merriman is scheduled for free agency in 2011.

Merriman played in three games for the Chargers earlier this season, tallying six tackles and no sacks.  He’s recorded just four sacks since the end of the 2007 season, and will hit the open market next spring having appeared in only 18 of a possible 48 games.

The Bills also placed special teamer/linebacker Keith Ellison on injured reserve.  In corresponding moves, rookie receiver Naaman Roosevelt and linebacker Thomas Williams were signed off the practice squad.

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11 Responses to “Bills send Shawne Merriman to injured reserve”
  1. laxer37 says: Nov 27, 2010 2:46 PM

    Shawne Merriman’s bio will read:

    Played one good season fueled by performance enhancing drugs and a nasty bi-sexual reality tv star.

  2. dolfan34 says: Nov 27, 2010 3:04 PM

    This guy is washed up. Ever since he got busted taking enhancing drugs his career has been nothing. Some team is going to make a huge mistake and pay him ridiculous money next year. He’s done being an effective player.

  3. help me says: Nov 27, 2010 3:07 PM

    Merriman is a joke. He’ll be lucky to get a one-year, five million dollar deal next year (and that’s about three million too much.)

  4. nikuk says: Nov 27, 2010 3:09 PM

    The only place the lights will be out next year is perhaps in the UFL. UGH.

    Seemed like it was worth a chance to rent him for the year at the time, but what a waste.

  5. ilovefoolsball says: Nov 27, 2010 3:30 PM

    he should get signed for the league minimum next go round.

  6. PFTiswhatitis says: Nov 27, 2010 3:44 PM

    He should at least refund the Bills anything they paid him.

  7. EJ says: Nov 27, 2010 4:40 PM

    Thanks for nothing Merriman.

    Naaman Roosevelt-Time to show Buffalo and the rest of the NFL what you can do. I think he will be something big within the next couple of years.

  8. jpmelon says: Nov 27, 2010 7:13 PM

    oh well…..can’t blame the Bills for trying to improve their team.

    He claimed he was healthy to be cut, then he passed a physical with the Bills…..it proves you can’t control these things even when it seemed like the right things had been done to prevent this from happening.

    I just hope nobody bought a Merriman jersey.

  9. obsession55 says: Nov 27, 2010 8:58 PM

    Lights Out, punk!!

    Unfortunately we cant go back in time and play the Colts-Chargers playoff game from 2007 again…the one when a roided-up Merriman completely dominated and sacked Manning a bunch of times. What a freakin joke!!

  10. spytdi says: Nov 28, 2010 12:27 PM

    I think Parcells wanted Merriman over D. Ware and Merriman was upset when the Cowboys didn’t select him. Whew!

  11. antoniogates8503 says: Nov 28, 2010 8:47 PM

    As a bolts fan I was glad when Shawn left cause he was a big chode!! he was nothing but a waste of time.

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