Free-agent linebacker Shawne Merriman has agreed to a deal to return to the Buffalo Bills, FOXSports.com has learned.
The Bills brought Merriman in for a workout on Monday as they were searching for someone to take the place of defensive end Mark Anderson, who is currently out with a knee injury. Merriman did play some defensive end during his first stint in Buffalo, which ended when he was released on Aug. 20.
Merriman, who originally came to the Bills in 2010, dealt with multiple major injuries over two seasons with the team. He previously starred for the San Diego Chargers from 2005-10, garnering several accolades along the way. He was named the AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2005, was selected to the Pro Bowl three times and was a three-time All-Pro.