Shawne Merriman Hurt Again

TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 07: Shawne Merriman of the Buffalo Bills stands on the field prior to play against the Chicago Bears at Rogers Centre on November 7, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. Merriman was claimed this week after being waived by the San Diego Chargers. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)


Former San Diego Chargers linebacker, Shawne Merriman left his first practice with the Buffalo Bills with an injury. The injury looks to be the same achilles and the calf injury that he had suffered with San Diego. He doesn’t look like he can stay healthy anymore. He wasn’t even able to finish one whole practice with his new team.

All you fans that thought that Shawne Merriman was done as a player, it looks like he is proving you all right (so far). The Bills picked up Merriman’s contract and are now stuck in the same situation as the Chargers were. Welcome to our world Bills fans!

Shawne put 10 pounds on his body and went out there and had a little strain and we didn’t want to chance anything. So we’re getting it checked out completely and we’ll see what happens from there, but it wasn’t anything major.

What happens is everyone gets their expectations so high. You’ve got to realize he hasn’t played a lot of football and hasn’t had pads on in a while. All of that stuff. We want him out there, but he’s not quite ready. We’re not going to put him out there until he’s ready. That’s the number one thing. We’re not going to put him out there until he’s ready. – Chan Gailey (

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  • TalkProFootball

    Doesn’t seem that Merriman has many intentions of playing with the Bills. Just licking his chops to get to free agency.

    • Ernie Padaon

      that is the same exact thoughts that we had while he was sitting on the sidelines for us! he seems to have the motivation of albert haynesworth minus the contract. he needs to find the right system and the right coach to get him motivated to play football again. otherwise he might as well join pro wrestling!!