Found July 29, 2013 on Helmet2Helmet:
PLAYERS: Shawne Merriman
TEAMS: Buffalo Bills
Shawne Merriman wants back in the NFL. The former Bills linebacker, who announced his retirement in March, took to Twitter on Sunday night, begging the Falcons to bring him aboard. Merriman has the specifics drawn up, too. Sounds good on paper. But if doesn't work? It's a nice offer, but one the Falcons are unlikely to go for. Now 29-years-old and increasingly injury prone, Merriman hasn't been a worthwhile player since his San Diego days. His penchant for PEDs probably doesn't help, either. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution doesn't expect the team to pick up the phone even if Merriman calls, and summed up his situation quite well. "Clearly, it might be time for Merriman to get on with his life's work," the paper states. "Hopefully, he received his degree from the University of Maryland and can find some ...

A Few Notes From the First 2013 Bills Training Camp Practice

We won’t be recapping every 2013 Buffalo Bills training camp practice, but since tonight was the first one, let’s look at some notes. Despite what the trolls say, it’s perfectly fine to enjoy the start of the NFL. Away we go: -Mario Williams missed practice with a sore foot. -The team jumped quickly into a fly route drill. EJ Manuel reportedly throw some nice deep balls, and...

Kevin Kolb struggling at Bills camp

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Mario Williams misses Bills practice

Mario Williams was held out of the Buffalo Bills' first training camp practice Sunday night after complaining of a sore foot. Coach Doug Marrone provided few details regarding the nature of the injury. He wouldn't say which foot Williams had hurt or how and when it happened. ''Mario reported to our athletic training staff that he had a sore foot,'' Marrone...

Shawne Merriman To Falcons: Sign Me, I Promise Double Digit Sacks

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...

Buffalo Bills Training Camp Day One Notes

The first night of training camp is in the books! Unfortunately, I could not be in attendance for the practice, but the Bills’ Twitter feed and website did a great job of keeping fans posted on practice. Here are some news and notes on Buffalo’s first training camp practice. No Super Mario Mario Williams did not take part in Sunday night’s practice due to a sore foot. Buffalo...

Shawne Merriman blames being 'too damn heavy' for 'American Ninja' fail

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...

Don't expect the Falcons to give Shawne Merriman a call

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...

Bills’ Mario Williams out with sore foot

The Buffalo Bills held defensive end Mario Williams out of yesterday’s practice session due to a sore foot, according to The Associated Press. Prior to last night’s session, Williams told the Bills that he was dealing with a sore foot. Following practice, coach Doug Marrone told reporters of the incident, but didn’t mention the severity of the injury or how it was sustained...

Buffalo Bills Add Two Veteran Linemen As Training Camp Opens

With training camp set to begin tonight, the Buffalo Bills added Antoine Caldwell, a guard, and Tony Hills, a tackle/guard, to shore up their offensive line depth. Antoine Caldwell, who played at Alabama, was drafted by the Texans in the 3rd round of the 2009 draft. Caldwell was exclusively a right guard for the Texans, and served mostly in a reserve roll, although did have 19 starts...

Bills QB competition about winning now

This season is believed to be all about rebuilding a franchise in Buffalo, but that doesn’t mean the team won’t be focused on winning games in 2013. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. The Bills want to win games as they rebuild their roster, and winning in the NFL starts with the quarterback. To that end, the Bills aren’t concerned with which of their quarterbacks is younger...

Mario Williams leaves camp to get his foot further evaluated

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...

Video: Doug Marrone is already upset with the media

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. On the...

Bills’ Mario Williams to have foot injury evaluated

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...

Bills GM says QB choice is totally up to Marrone

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...
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