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Carrying 260 pounds on your frame works well if you are an NFL linebacker but — as a competitor on the "American Ninja Warrior" obstacle-course — it's better to be a little guy. And nobody knows that better than former NFL star Shawne Merriman.
Merriman knows from experience. The oft-injured former San Diego Chargers and Buffalo Bills linebacker recently appeared on the show and started off strong only to fail when it came time to negotiate the trampoline obstacle.
"260 don't work on trampolines," Merriman says ... "My weight made the trampoline touch the ground."
The fit Merriman actually dropped pounds before the show and put together a pretty solid — if not tentative — run before tumbling into the water.
Merriman says if he's invited back next year, he GUARANTEES he'll finish the course.
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With NFL training camp under way, it’s time to look at the positives of the upcoming Buffalo Bills season. The negatives have been much easier to cover for the last decade or so, and I don’t plan to dwell on those. You know them well enough. This team lacks the top end talent found all over the AFC, and a wise better wouldn’t wager on the team getting more than five or six...
Although it’s early Kevin Kolb has shown much more rust than expected at Bills’ training camp according to an NFL.com report
“Kolb, who again got the first-team nod and more practice reps, looked at times like he was trying to complete passes to the water cooler on the sideline,” The Buffalo News wrote about Monday’s practice.-NFL.com July 30
The veteran QB must play better...
Shawne Merriman is either bored, broke, or just in all out Troll mode.
Merriman has been retired since March, but obviously is monitoring what’s going on at the linebacker spot in Atlanta, and took to Twitter to let the Falcons know that he could make some things happen if they let Osi Umenyiora focus on being a pass rusher, and sign him.
I doubt the Falcons would sign Merriman...
You know that a franchise is in a good place when players start lobbying to join the team.
Shawne Merriman a once-promising pass rusher who announced his retirement in March took to Twitter on Sunday to make a plea for the Falcons to sign him.
He promised double-digit sacks or he’ll donate half of his salary (veteran minimum) to charity.
Merriman 6-4 272 believes he can combine...
The Buffalo Bills have signed rookie free agent defensive back Don Unamba.
The signing was announced Wednesday, after the Bills completed their fourth day of training camp in suburban Rochester.
Listed at 6-foot-1 and 192 pounds, Unamba initially signed with St. Louis following the NFL draft before being cut by the Rams in June. He played college at Southern Arkansas, where he...
Apologies for the late night review of camp, but today’s was my wife’s birthday. My wife is an absolute saint when it comes to my article writing, tweeting, so on and so forth when it comes to the Bills and football, so I promised to hold off my writeup.
Today’s writeup with be in simple Quick Hit form due to the time of day it’s being posted.
-Kevin Elliott was carted off...
Stop me if you've heard this one before: Jock gets credit for classwork he didn't actually do, is ceremonially moved through the system to become someone else's problem.
We're all familiar with that story, but it just usually doesn't involve police academies.
In Mario Williams' case, it does, according to KTRK-13 News in Houston. You may remember that Williams...
Bills defensive end Mario Williams hasn’t practiced since training camp opened. He’s currently being held out because of a foot injury.
According to Tim Graham of the Buffalo News, Williams left the Bills training camp site to get his foot checked out even further.
“He’s going to be evaluated by our doctors, so he’s off campus being evaluated,” said Bills head coach...
Right now, the Bills' highest paid player, Mario Williams, is not participating in practices with the team, and that's cause for some concern and stress, especially if you happen to be the head coach of said team. Still, it's a little disconcerting to see Doug Marrone so upset about a predictable line of questioning regarding the team's star defensive end.
Johnathan Snyder of Queen City Sports has learned from sources close to Terrence McGee that the former Bills defensive back is expected to sign a one-year league minimum deal with the division rival, New England Patriots.
McGee played a total of just 22 games over the past three seasons with the Bills. During his career in Buffalo, he recorded 440 total tackles, 17 interceptions...
BY DAN BEGNOCHEAccording to multiple reports from the second day of Bills training camp, rookie E.J. Manuel may have gained some ground on veteran Kevin Kolb in the team's quarterback competition.One person you can be sure who noticed is coach Doug Marrone.While the new coach has been spending much of his time with the offensive line thus far, his focus won't be fully diverted...
Over the weekend, Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams
was sidelined during the team’s practice session with a foot injury. At the
time, the Bills didn’t have much to say regarding the injury, but they
indicated that it wasn’t believed to be significant. It turns out that there
may be some concern surrounding the foot ailment, as Williams was sent away
from the training...