The Buffalo Bills gave up on former Pro Bowl outside linebacker Shawne Merriman, cutting him today.…
Shawne Merriman visits 49ers
Merriman is a three-time Pro Bowl selection who had only one quarterback hit and three tackles in two preseasons games.
He started five games for Buffalo last season.
Merriman was a star with the San Diego Chargers, but his career has been fading lately.
The last time he had a big season was in 2007 when he recorded 12 1/2 sacks.
He had 17 sacks in 2006.
In 2005, Merriman, a former University of Maryland star, was drafted in the first round by the Chargers and registered 10 sacks.
He was named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Merriman had problems with his Achilles tendon and underwent surgery during the offseason to repair the damage. He seems to have lost his trademark explosiveness.
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