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Buffalo Bills Release Former Charger Shawne Merriman

By Ernie Padaon

Sep 18, 2011; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman (56) during the game against the Oakland Raiders at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Bills defeated the Raiders 38-35. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Shawne Merriman was a stud for the San Diego Chargers when he came into the league.

Ever since he got injured OR ever since he got caught using steroids, he has never been the same player. People still like to argue whether his decline was because of the injury or the steroids, but that decline was fast.

The Buffalo Bills have released him today. He will be looking to resurrect his career with some other team that runs a 3-4 defense. Don’t even think that the San Diego Chargers will look in his direction though.

Where does he end up?

Coach Ron Rivera says Panthers not interested at this time in bringing in former Chargers LB Shawne Merriman, who was released by Bills.

— Steve Reed (@SteveReedAP) August 20, 2012