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Buffalo Bills fans awoke to a bit of a shock Monday with the news that the team was releasing oft-injured former superstar Shawne Merriman.
Though coach Chan Gailey had been talking up Merriman’s progress in training camp, often heard declaring how the seven-year linebacker/defensive end was healthy and ready to contribute in the rebuilt 4-3 defense in Buffalo,
It may have all just been a ruse to try and attract a trade offer. It's a moot point now, because whether he was 100 percent for 2012 or not, it appears that the Bills just couldn’t justify keeping him on the team any further, either from a financial or football standpoint.
Granted, they still have to pay him $3 million that will apply to this season’s salary cap, but that’s the other part of the $5 million they guaranteed him when he signed in 2011, so nothing can be done about that.
The remainder of the $10.5 million from his two-year deal can now be focused towards other players the Bills decided were more essent...
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The news about Shawne Merriman being released by the Buffalo Bills has some fans wondering why they would do such a thing. One reason people may come up with is that he wasn’t very productive in his time with the Bills, mainly due to an Achilles injury that severely decreased his level of play. In his [...]
It's lights out for Shawne Merriman in Buffalo after the Bills cut the one-time star pass-rusher.
The move was announced by the team in a one-sentence news release issued late Monday morning as the Bills prepared to return to practice following a two-day break.
Merriman considered this year as the best chance to revive his career after season-ending surgery in November to repair...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- It's lights out for Shawne Merriman in Buffalo after the Bills cut the one-time star pass-rusher Monday. The move was announced by the team in a one-sentence news release as the Bills prepared to return to practice following a two-day break. Merriman's release was regarded as a mild surprise for a player who described himself as being in his best shape...
It’s an overused statement, for sure, but the NFL really does stand for “Not For Long” in many cases.
Just four short years ago, Shawne Merriman was one of the most dominant and feared pass rushing linebackers in the game. Yet, yesterday he was given his outright release from Buffalo after only five games and one sack with the team.
At just 28 years old, many experts are speculating...
At least OLB/DE Shawne Merriman is walking away with a $1 million roster bonus that he was paid by the Buffalo Bills this year as it has been confirmed that he has been cut by the team. The parting gift won’t make the competitor’s pride feel any better but after experiencing numerous injuries which include [...]
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The Bills released defensive end Shawne Merriman, who has battled injuries for the past three seasons. Merriman was cleared to return to practice in late May and said he was as healthy as he has been since 2008. But he was ineffective transitioning from outside linebacker to defensive end while playing opposite Mario Williams, and cut with one year remaining on the two-year, ...
At least OLB Shawne Merriman is walking away with a $1 million roster bonus that he was paid by the Buffalo Bills this year as it has been confirmed that he has been cut by the team.
Today, the Buffalo Bills announced the release of veteran linebacker/defensive end Shawne Merriman after two seasons with the team. Merriman, known by his nickname of “Lights Out”, never performed up to expectations in Buffalo and battled numerous injuries, leading to his release today. The move was first announced by Jay Glazer, then later confirmed by the team.
The move comes...
A few months ago, Matthew Stewart and I had a lively discussion about whether the Vince Young signing would create a QB controversy. We went back and forth for a bit and at one point, Matthew made a great point about Young. I'm paraphrasing, but it went something like this:
"Buffalo loves athletes who are famous. Young sucks but he's famous. That's why we are...