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Shawne Merriman was supposed to have a bounce-back season for the Buffalo Bills, but that hasn’t happened, and now his comeback year is over. Despite promising to play in Week 8, the 27-year-old linebacker has been placed on injured reserve by the Bills, ending his season.
Merriman has confirmed he will undergo surgery to prevent his injured Achilles’ tendon from rupturing. The Maryland product says he thinks it’s in his best interest to select the surgical option because it would prevent a major injury. As if having such a painful Achilles’ problem that you’re forced to have surgery on it and miss the final half of a football season didn’t already constitute a “major” injury.
Anyway, this is just another in a long line of setbacks for Merriman. He has been limited to 23 games over the past four seasons and has only had five sacks over that time.
Merriman broke onto the scene in 2005 and immediately looked like a transcendent player. He racked up 39.5 sacks in his first...
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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...
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...
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.
The Buffalo Bills announced Tuesday that the team has placed linebacker Shawne Merriman on injured reserve with an Achilles injury.
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.
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...
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…
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...
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
LB Chris Kelsay – calf