Found October 25, 2011 on Fox Sports:
The Buffalo Bills placed veteran linebacker Shawne Merriman on season-ending injured reserve on Tuesday because of a right Achilles injury. It's the same injury that forced him to go on IR last November right after the Bills signed him as a free agent. Merriman's Achilles unexpectedly flared up on him the Thursday before Buffalo's 27-24 loss to the New York Giants, and forced him to miss that game. Buffalo re-signed Merriman to a two-year deal a day before the Bills 2010 season finale at the New York Jets in January, hoping he'd provide the defense with a much-needed pass-rushing weapon. But Merriman was bothered by a knee injury late in the preseason, then a nagging shoulder injury early in the regular season kept his snap-count to that of a part-time player. He finishes the season with nine tackles and one sack in five games.

Shawne Merriman placed on IR

The Buffalo Bills linebacker confirmed that he will have season-ending surgery on his Achilles' tendon to prevent it from rupturing.

The Buffalo Bills place OLB Shawne Merriman on I.R.

The Bills have placed 27-year old OLB Shawne Merriman on the Injured Reserve List (ending his season) due to a Achilles injury.  Merriman played in 5 games for the Bills this year and he had 9 tackles and 1 sack.  The Bills took a gamble with Merriman, and they lost.  This could be it for his NFL career.  Merriman has played in 65 games in his 7 years in the NFL and he has 241...

Bills Place Shawne Merriman on Injuried Reserved List

The Bills won’t have the services of Outside Linebacker Shawne Merriman anytime soon as the team has placed Merriman on injury Reserve becuase of Achilles injury.  Merriman had told the media he would be available to play in week 8, but the Achilles injury hasn’t fully healed and the team doesn’t want to take any chances.  Merriman has had off and on troubles with his Achilles...

Merriman not practicing

Bills LB Shawne Merriman said he was confident he’d be ready for this week’s game against Washington, but he’s not participating here on Monday. Over the past few weeks Merriman has often been given Wednesdays off, so today’s practice off the bye week may be exactly that. We’ll get more from Coach Gailey after practice.

Achilles injury forces Bills LB Merriman to injured reserve

The Buffalo Bills announced Tuesday that the team has placed linebacker Shawne Merriman on injured reserve with an Achilles injury.

Bills place LB Shawne Merriman on IR

The Buffalo Bills placed veteran linebacker Shawne Merriman on season-ending injured reserve on Tuesday because of a right Achilles injury.


Here are the non-participants for today’s practice. Donald Jones Aaron Williams Shawne Merriman Chris Hairston Demetrius Bell Kyle Williams

Coleman steps in

The Bills officially announced the signing of outside linebacker Antonio Coleman to the roster to fill Shawne Merriman's spot. Coleman had been on the Giants' practice squad. He was cut by the Bills at the end of preseason. He was on the field for the defense in seven games for the Bills last season and saw 41 defensive snaps. He made seven tackles. He knows the defensive...

Chargers put Larry English on injured reserve

On Tuesday, a former Chargers first-round linebacker (Shawne Merriman) was placed on season-ending injured reserve.  On Wednesday, a current Chargers first-round linebacker landed in the same place. The Chargers have announced that Larry English has been added to the injured reserve list with a foot injury suffered Sunday against the Jets. English has appeared in…

Faith in young pass rushers

With the pass rushing responsibilities now falling to younger players like Danny Batten, Arthur Moats and Antonio Coleman, veteran linebacker Nick Barnett isn’t concerned. He’s got confidence in the young trio of edge rushers. “I think we’ve got some good young guys who can get out there and blitz and come off that edge,” he said. ”I think Moats, Danny Batten and we...

Bills injury report

Here’s this week’s Bills injury report. Did not practice OT Demetrius Bell – shoulder LB Shawne Merriman – achilles – Injured reserve CB Aaron Williams – chest WR Donald Jones – ankle NT Kyle Williams – foot OT Chris Hairston – ankle Full practice LB Chris Kelsay – calf
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