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Chargers put Merriman on injured reserve

Posted on: October 13, 2010 1:28 pm
Edited on: October 13, 2010 4:00 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Shawne Merriman's time as a Charger likely came to an end on Wednesday, when the team put him on injured reserve with a calf injury -- it's being classified as a "minor injury designation."

The reason that's important is that the team must release him when he's healthy. So, in other words, he's finished as a Charger.

Merriman held out for part of training camp this year, but eventually signed his RFA tender and reported to San Diego, although his impact this year has been minimal at best.

In fact, Merriman, since returning from a PED suspension (and then winning the Defensive Player of the Year) hasn't been nearly as effective as he once was. If he wants to land the big contract he's said he wants, he'll need to get that form back -- until then expect him to get a gig with a defense-needy team willing to take a gamble once he's healthy, but don't look for anyone to pony up too much until he proves himself.

Update: Merriman issued the following statement about the Chargers' move:

"I have been blessed to call San Diego my home for the past six years. I can’t say enough about my teammates, the coaching staff and of course the fans who have made my career with the Chargers such an amazing experience. I am approaching this situation as an opportunity to grow as a player and to bring my leadership and talents to a new organization. I am ready for the next chapter in my career and I am excited about the opportunity to continue my journey with a new team.”
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:12 am
 

Chargers put Merriman on injured reserve

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 7:48 am
 

Chargers put Merriman on injured reserve




Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 3, 2011 5:38 pm
 

Chargers put Merriman on injured reserve

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Since: Aug 14, 2007
Posted on: October 13, 2010 6:15 pm
 

Chargers put Merriman on injured reserve

wow, very amateurish to make such a glaring error, doesnt anyone edit these articles?



Since: May 23, 2007
Posted on: October 13, 2010 6:12 pm
 

Chargers put Merriman on injured reserve

YOU ARE SO RIGHT !!!!!

Def rookie of the year, not def player of the year. Losing to Taylor #1 and Bailey #2

And this idiot reports sports news with inaccurate " awards "...

Must be on Merrimans payroll---




Since: Nov 21, 2008
Posted on: October 13, 2010 4:19 pm
 

Chargers put Merriman on injured reserve

In fact, Merriman, since returning from a PED suspension (and then winning the Defensive Player of the Year)


Shawne Merriman NEVER GOT THE NFL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR!!! Nobody double checks what they write here?

The author is probably thinking about Merriman PED season of 2006 when he was BEATEN BY Jason Taylor! COME ON!!!


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