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 that this could be the end of his NFL days and it’s a realistic possibility. He hasn’t been a productive player in five years and his last quality season was in 2007. The injury riddled former star has only played a total of 8 games in the past three seasons and a total of 23 in the past five. That’s a recipe for disaster and it seems to have finally caught up with him.
So what in the world happened to the former Nike poster boy?
After a tumultuous start in San Diego that saw a heated contract holdout situation, he didn’t even crack the rotation with the Chargers until week 7 of his rookie year, but he...