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.

11 responses to “Bills send Shawne Merriman to injured reserve

  1. Shawne Merriman’s bio will read:

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

  2. 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. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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… 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.

  6. 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!!

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