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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