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Bills Shawne Merriman placed on injured reserve

Posted on: October 25, 2011 5:09 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Shawne Merriman's 2011 season is over as he was placed on injured reserve with an Achilles tendon injury, the Bills announced on Tuesday.

Merriman, signed by Buffalo this offseason on a two-year, $10.5 million deal, injured his Achilles tendon again before Week 6's loss to the Giants and didn't play.

"Shawne has worked extremely hard, but unfortunately, his Achilles flared back up and it doesn't appear that he will be able to return to the field anytime soon," Bills general manager Buddy Nix said in a statement released by the team. "So we felt it was in the best interest of our team and for Shawne to put him on IR."

Merriman played in just three games with the Bills in 2010 (Buffalo claimed him off of waivers after the Chargers decided to release him last November) before suffering the same Achilles injury and missing the remainder of the year.

His career's been rocky from the start with Buffalo, as Merriman was injured in his first practice as a Bill and the former superstar only has one sack since switching teams.

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Comments

Since: Jul 29, 2010
Posted on: October 26, 2011 12:09 pm
 

Bills Shawne Merriman placed on injured reserve

Its to bad Steroids clouded another pro athlete and we will always link his accomplishments to being on the juice... Since been off it, he hasn't done jack!! Cheaters will always be frowned on...



Since: Aug 26, 2010
Posted on: October 26, 2011 1:32 am
 

Bills Shawne Merriman placed on injured reserve

Hey Shawne.....LIGHTS OUT



Since: Apr 25, 2009
Posted on: October 26, 2011 1:29 am
 

Bills Shawne Merriman placed on injured reserve

@ brycejp1985:  If they stick with Moats, then WHAT?  (Do the readers a favor and try to complete your thoughts.)



Since: Mar 1, 2008
Posted on: October 25, 2011 10:29 pm
 

Bills Shawne Merriman placed on injured reserve

Buffalo should not have kept Poz. Yes, he was a tackling machine, the problem is, all of his tackles were 8 yards down the field. Besides, Merriman is an outside linebacker, Poz played inside. Keeping Poz would have only made sense at the right price. Even if Buffalo had retained Poz, I don't think it would have helped much. The defense is really, really bad. I'm just glad the Merriman contract was incentive based and not guaranteed.



Since: Oct 25, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2011 9:14 pm
 

Bills Shawne Merriman placed on injured reserve

I never understood how you get rid of a tackling machine like Pozluszny?  Merriman is getting 10.5 million to sit.  C'mon Buffalo.   You can do better.



Since: Aug 1, 2009
Posted on: October 25, 2011 8:05 pm
 

Bills Shawne Merriman placed on injured reserve

its the raods, the guy has never been the same



Since: Nov 18, 2008
Posted on: October 25, 2011 6:42 pm
 

Bills Shawne Merriman placed on injured reserve

The Bills should have kept Posluzny and Maybin and never signed Merriman.




Since: Nov 18, 2008
Posted on: October 25, 2011 6:38 pm
 

Bills Shawne Merriman placed on injured reserve

We should have kept Posluszny and Maybin...and not signed Merriman.



Since: Jun 10, 2009
Posted on: October 25, 2011 6:37 pm
 

Bills Shawne Merriman placed on injured reserve

If they will stick Moats in that spot and leave him there!



Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2011 5:31 pm
 

Bills Shawne Merriman placed on injured reserve

He can't stay healthy w/out his steroids.  He wasn't doing anything anyway, Arthur Moats is going to make everyone forget lights-out


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