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Shawne Merriman

Shawne Merriman - #56 - DE

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 261 lbs.
Birthday 05/25/1984
Birthplace Upper Marlboro, MD
College Maryland
Years played 9
Drafted 2005, 1st round, 12th pick by Chargers

Spiller, Merriman out for Bills

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
RB C.J. Spiller and LB Shawne Merriman will both be sidelined for the Bills' Week 11 game vs. the Bengals.

Bills LB Merriman leaves practice with injury

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
Bills LB Shawne Merriman left Wednesday's practice with a lower leg injury.

Merriman moves Bills back to 3-4

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 9 p.m. ET
When the Bills claimed OLB Shawne Merriman off waivers on Nov. 3, they did a lot more than just add a three-time Pro Bowl player. The acquisition alters the team's defensive strategy the remainder of the season, even before ...

Dolphins looking for another pass rusher

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 11:04 a.m. ET
The Dolphins lost out on their attempt to claim LB Shawne Merriman and we hear they still want another pass-rushing option.

Move east won't cure woes for Merriman, Bills

Posted Nov. 03, 2010 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
Shawne Merriman landing in Buffalo should not come as a surprise to anyone, but it's unlikely that he'll make a substantial contribution there.

Chargers waive LB Merriman

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
The Chargers waived LB Shawne Merriman on Tuesday after he passed an exit physical. Teams have until 4 p.m. ET Wednesday to claim him.

Insider: Veteran NT Gregg is football-smart

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 8:45 p.m. ET
An NFL insider says that Ravens NT Kelly Gregg is a perfect example of a veteran player who has a great feel for where the ball is going, consistently displaying how football-smart he is.

Injuries made Merriman untradable commodity

Posted Oct. 13, 2010 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
It was common knowledge that OLB Shawne Merriman would not be back with the Chargers next season. For that reason, his calf injury proved to be fairly costly.

Merriman placed on I.R.; will be cut when healthy

Posted Oct. 13, 2010 @ 1:16 p.m. ET
The Chargers have placed OLB Shawne Merriman (calf) on injured reserve with a minor-injury designation, meaning the three-time Pro Bowler must be released when healthy.

Chargers promote FB-LB Wilson

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
The Chargers promoted FB-LB Kion Wilson from the practice squad to the active roster on Saturday, a day before their Week Four game against the Cardinals. They released CB Dante Hughes to make room for Wilson.

Chargers OLB English out 4-6 weeks

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 7:44 p.m. ET
Chargers OLB Larry English will miss 4-6 weeks as he recovers from a foot injury.

Merriman to miss preseason finale; status for opener uncertain

Posted Sept. 01, 2010 @ 11:48 a.m. ET
Chargers OLB Shawne Merriman (Achilles) will not play in the Chargers' preseason finale on Thursday night and it's unknown if he will be ready for the season opener.

Steelers' Lewis looking good at corner

Posted Aug. 16, 2010 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
Steelers second-year CB Keenan Lewis has impressed in training camp, according to "AFC Whispers," but he had mixed success against Lions WR Calvin Johnson the opening preseason game.

Chargers' Merriman: 'Signed my tender'

Posted Aug. 13, 2010 @ 2:07 p.m. ET
Chargers OLB Shawne Merriman, a restricted free agent, announced on his Twitter account Friday that he has signed his one-year, $3.269 million tender.

Merriman hopes Dunn brings long-term deal

Posted May 15, 2010 @ 10:21 a.m. ET
Shawne Merriman isn't going to receive a long-term deal from the Chargers, but he's doing everything he can to get one from some team this offseason.

GMs, free-agents-to-be preparing for uncapped year

Posted March 03, 2010 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
Because of the changes that accompany an uncapped year, Chargers OLB Shawne Merriman will be a restricted free agent rather than unrestricted when the free-agent signing period begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday. 

Merriman a high-risk, high-reward proposition

Posted March 01, 2010 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
The nickname of Chargers OLB Shawne Merriman may be "Lights Out," but that term certainly doesn't describe his play over the last two seasons.

Report: Chargers will offer highest tenders to Merriman, Jackson, Floyd

Posted Feb. 28, 2010 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
The Chargers will offer the highest possible contract tenders to restricted free agents OLB Shawne Merriman and WRs Vincent Jackson and Malcom Floyd, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Merriman laments uncertainty about his future

Posted Feb. 24, 2010 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
In a wide-ranging interview with PFW, Chargers OLB Shawne Merriman discusses his future with the Chargers, why he won't be asking for the chance to leave San Diego this offseason and the resolution to the lawsuits between him and ...

Bye week allowing Bolts to be full strength for playoff run

Posted Jan. 07, 2010 @ 8:38 p.m. ET
Although the Chargers' last loss — way back in Week Six — came after a bye, the team isn't worried about history repeating itself following its week off before the divisional playoff round. From what we hear, head coach Norv Turner ...

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Posted March 05, 2013
Merriman is calling it "Lights Out" on his career, announcing on his website that he plans to retire.||||||| Merriman wrote he is electing to retire on his own terms, saying he will "leave while I know I can still physically play the game." Merriman's decision comes a week before he was eligible to become a free agent, and after spending parts of the past three seasons in Buffalo. Last year, he was cut by the Bills in August before re-signing with them in October. He's a three-time Pro Bowl selection and the NFL's 2005 defensive rookie of the year.
Posted Oct. 21, 2012
Merriman is active for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans.||||||| Merriman was re-signed by the Bills this past week after Buffalo released him in the middle of August.
Posted Oct. 15, 2012
Merriman is back in Buffalo after the Bills re-signed the free-agent pass-rushing star to bolster their banged-up defense.||||||| The Bills (3-3) announced the signing Monday, after returning home from an extended West Coast trip, and a day after a 19-16 overtime win at Arizona. Merriman returns to the Bills two months after the team cut the three-time Pro Bowl selection in part because it wanted to develop several younger players. Buffalo's priorities have since changed after the team's depth has been depleted at defensive end.
Posted Aug. 20, 2012
It's lights out for Merriman in Buffalo after the Bills cut the one-time star pass-rusher.||||||| The move was announced by the team in a one-sentence news release issued late Monday morning as the Bills prepared to return to practice following a two-day break. Merriman considered this year as the best chance to revive his career after season-ending surgery in November to repair a partially torn right Achilles tendon. It's an injury that had nagged him for much of the previous two seasons.
Posted May 31, 2012
Merriman is feeling good following his first practice in nearly eight months.||||||| It was his first practice since having season-ending surgery to repair both a partially torn Achilles tendon and a shoulder injury last November. And it came two days after he received a clean bill of health from a specialist who performed the operation on the Achilles.

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