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It looks like the lights will be out for veteran outside linebacker Shawne Merriman
, as ESPN reports
that he was released by the Buffalo Bills
With two-a-days over, the Bills made the announcement in a sentence news release as they begin more practices. The release comes to a bit of a surprise after much praise from the Bills' staff about Merriman possibly going back to his form of old when he was an All-Pro with the San Diego Chargers
Merriman was once considered one of the best pass-rushers in the game until a steroids scandal and several off-the-field issues derailed his once-valuable career. The Bills still kept their faith, hoping this project with Merriman could somehow be successful. It was just time to pull the trigger.
Buffalo still has two pass-rushers to fill the outside linebacker spots with Mario Williams
, who signed a six-year, $100 million deal with Buffalo this off-season. They also signed Mark Anderson
We'll see what happens next to Merriman's career with this recent news.Photo Credit: Rick Stewart/Getty Images
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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...
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
Lights Out? That might be the case for Shawne Merriman.
Shawne Merriman (Getty Images)
Merriman, who is known by his nickname “lights out”, was released by the Buffalo Bills this morning. He was moved from his normal outside linebacker position to defensive end due to the Bills switch from a 3-4...
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.
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...
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.
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The Buffalo Bills have turned the lights out on Shawne Merriman, whose NFL career has been in free fall since 2007 and suffered another blow Monday with his release. Merriman confirmed the development to FOXSports' Jay Glazer, who first reported it. Merriman was a terror during his first three seasons as a San Diego Charger, rolling up 39.5 sacks from 2005 to 2007, but he'...
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