The Buffalo Bills gave up on former Pro Bowl outside linebacker Shawne Merriman, cutting him today.…
Shawne Merriman visits 49ers
Merriman is a three-time Pro Bowl selection who had only one quarterback hit and three tackles in two preseasons games.
He started five games for Buffalo last season.
Merriman was a star with the San Diego Chargers, but his career has been fading lately.
The last time he had a big season was in 2007 when he recorded 12 1/2 sacks.
He had 17 sacks in 2006.
In 2005, Merriman, a former University of Maryland star, was drafted in the first round by the Chargers and registered 10 sacks.
He was named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Merriman had problems with his Achilles tendon and underwent surgery during the offseason to repair the damage. He seems to have lost his trademark explosiveness.
For more coverage of the NFL, go to profootball.scout.com. Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInside
ScoutNFLNetwork.com Recommended Stories
9 Players You Must Consider
You must consider these NINE players! You simply must. And while doing so, allow us to tell you about FanDuel's Fantasy Football Championship. You could be one of 100 finalists winning a trip to the…Read More
Giants Strike First In Game One Rout
The San Francisco Giants came out swinging in Game One of the 2014 World Series, scoring three times in the first inning and never looking back.Read More
Cool Weather Redfishing in Fresh Water
Then it happened. The reel closest to me began screaming and instinctively, I jerked it from its holder, cranked the handle and was re-introduced to the sheer power of a big freshwater redfish.Read More
National Anthem Played with a Gun!
Musical targets? Yes, this guy plays the national anthem while shooting musical targets.Read More
Three of earth’s best ingredients combined into one succulent strip. Tailgaters will bow in appreciation.Read More