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Buffalo Bills Reportedly Claim Shawne Merriman

Shawne Merriman didn’t last long on the waiver wire, in fact he didn’t even make it past the first team. ESPN is reporting that the Buffalo Bills have claimed the former San Diego Charger. Merriman now must report to the Bills within five days. Sources tell ESPN that he will report.

It should be interesting to see what becomes of Merriman. He makes good money and has done very little for the better part of three years. Now he’s heading from sunny San Diego where he’s been on a perennial playoff team to the worst team in the NFL in one of the league's smallest and coldest cities. It really could not be a bigger change for Merriman. Will it serve him well or will we see more of the same?

Merriman missed most of the 2008 season after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery. He had four sacks last year as he tried to regain his hard-hitting form. After sitting out most offseason workouts and part of training camp to protest his contract status, he was slowed by an Achilles injury and then a calf injury.

He had only five tackles and no sacks in limited action this year.