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Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:57:23 -0700
Free-agent LB Shawne Merriman (Bills) is pleading for the Atlanta Falcons to sign him. Merriman promised he'll rack up double-digit sacks or he'll give half his salary to charity.
Mon, 10 Jun 2013 07:21:56 -0700
Updating an earlier report, Former LB Shawne Merriman reportedly overdosed on a mixture of alcohol and unspecified drugs.
Mon, 10 Jun 2013 06:35:59 -0700
Former LB Shawne Merriman was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after suffering a medical emergency at a nightclub over the weekend. He tweeted that he was OK.
Tue, 05 Mar 2013 16:10:55 -0800
Free-agent DE Shawne Merriman (Bills) announced his retirement Tuesday, March 5.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 09:42:26 -0800
Buffalo Bills impending free-agent LB Shawne Merriman said he would be willing to re-sign with the team this offseason because he has a good relationship with general manager Buddy Nix.
Fri, 23 Nov 2012 10:37:39 -0800
Buffalo Bills CB Ron Brooks (teeth), FS Jairus Byrd (back), DT Marcell Dareus (shoulder), LT Chris Hairston (knee), DE Chris Kelsay (neck), LG Andy Levitre (knee), CB Leodis McKelvin (groin), DE Shawne Merriman (groin), CB Justin Rogers (hamstring), SS Da'Norris Searcy (hand), LB Kelvin Sheppard (back), DT Kyle D. Williams (ankle), DE Mario Williams (wrist/ankle) and C Eric Wood (knee) practiced Friday, Nov. 23, and are probable for Week 12.
Thu, 22 Nov 2012 11:23:00 -0800
Buffalo Bills C Eric Wood (knee), OG Andy Levitre (knee), OT Chris Hairston (knee), DE Chris Kelsay (neck), DE Shawne Merriman (groin), DE Mario Williams (ankle, wrist), DT Marcell Dareus (shoulder), LB Kelvin Sheppard (back), CB Ron Brooks (teeth), CB Leodis McKelvin (groin), CB Justin Rogers (hamstring), FS Jairus Byrd (back) and SS Da'Norris Searcy (hand) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 22.
Wed, 21 Nov 2012 14:26:08 -0800
Buffalo Bills S Da'Norris Searcy (hand), DE Chris Kelsay (neck), DE Mario Williams (wrist, ankle), C Eric Wood (knee), FS Jairus Byrd (back), DE Shawne Merriman (groin), LB Kelvin Sheppard (back), OG Andy Levitre (knee), DT Marcell Dareus (shoulder), OT Chris Hairston (knee), CB Leodis McKelvin (groin) and CB Justin Rogers (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 21.
Sat, 10 Nov 2012 19:28:02 -0800
Buffalo Bills DLs Shawne Merriman and Kyle Moore might see increased defensive snaps in Week 10 against the New England Patriots if DL Chris Kelsay (neck) is unable to play. Moore played 28 snaps in Week 9 against the Houston Texans, while Merriman saw just eight snaps. Head coach Chan Gailey said Saturday, Nov. 10, that Merriman would be in a rotation Sunday, Nov. 11.
Fri, 09 Nov 2012 11:36:19 -0800
Buffalo Bills DE Spencer Johnson (ankle), DE Shawne Merriman (chest), G Kraig Urbik (foot) and DT Kyle D. Williams were limited in practice Friday, Nov. 9, and DE Chris Kelsay (neck) missed practice. All are questionable for Week 10.
Thu, 08 Nov 2012 15:25:54 -0800
Buffalo Bills DE Spencer Johnson (ankle), DE Chris Kelsay (neck), DE Shawne Merriman (chest), OG Kraig Urbik (foot) and DT Kyle Williams (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 8.
Thu, 18 Oct 2012 05:59:16 -0700
Although Buffalo Bills DE Shawne Merriman said he is better suited to play linebacker in a 4-3 scheme, he will play defensive end for the team. "Of course I've played linebacker my entire life, but when you're a football player you're a football player, you can put your hand in the dirt, you can stand up," Merriman said. "Obviously these guys, if they didn't think I could play, they wouldn't have brought me back. I'm happy to not only contribute, but just pick up where I left off and do what they need me to do."
Wed, 17 Oct 2012 09:53:07 -0700
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey indicated LB Shawne Merriman likely will be active for Week 7 as long as he is in game shape. Merriman is expected to spend a good amount of time with the scout team during practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Mon, 15 Oct 2012 13:00:49 -0700
The Buffalo Bills have re-signed free-agent DE Shawne Merriman. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Thu, 20 Sep 2012 05:24:22 -0700
Free-agent LB Shawne Merriman (Bills) visited the San Francisco 49ers Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Thu, 23 Aug 2012 04:49:12 -0700
Buffalo Bills DE Robert Eddins has moved up to second-team defensive end on the depth chart following the release of LB Shawne Merriman.
Mon, 20 Aug 2012 13:03:34 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said the team does not have interest in free-agent DE Shawne Merriman (Bills) because he is more suited for a 3-4 defensive alignment and the team primarily uses the 4-3 defensive alignment.
Mon, 20 Aug 2012 09:45:14 -0700
In addition to numerous injuries, free-agent DE Shawne Merriman (Bills) was just too far down the Buffalo Bills' depth chart to make much of an impact. The team spent more than $100 million in free agency on DEs Mario Williams and Mark Anderson. They also had a former starter in DE Chris Kelsay as the first player off the bench.
Mon, 20 Aug 2012 07:54:07 -0700
The Buffalo Bills officially announced Monday, Aug. 20, they have released LB Shawne Merriman.
Mon, 20 Aug 2012 07:44:53 -0700
Updating a previous item, the Buffalo Bills felt LB Shawne Merriman is much better suited for a team that uses a 3-4 than a 4-3 scheme.
Mon, 20 Aug 2012 07:40:52 -0700
The Buffalo Bills have informed LB Shawne Merriman they will release him Monday, Aug. 20.
Sun, 22 Jul 2012 20:50:59 -0700
Buffalo Bills LB Shawne Merriman (Achilles') is attempting to re-capture his status as a premier player in the NFL this season. He spent a good deal of time at the right end position in the team's nickel package during spring practices.
Fri, 06 Jul 2012 11:39:24 -0700
The Buffalo Bills could consider using DE Shawne Merriman (Achilles') at strongside linebacker at some point if he shows he is fully healthy and that he can handle the position.
Sun, 24 Jun 2012 11:46:19 -0700
Buffalo Bills DE Shawne Merriman said he is willing to accept his backup role and will be ready to play when asked this season. "My biggest thing is being ready and whenever my name is called to know mentally what I'm doing and physically being able to do it. It's a physical game, a violent game. Certain guys go down. Something can happen, and the next guy has to be ready. That's how I'm gauging it right now," Merriman said.
Sat, 23 Jun 2012 18:18:12 -0700
Buffalo Bills LB Shawne Merriman (Achilles') says he has never felt better coming off surgery for his Achilles' injury. He might be a sleeper in the team's newly revamped pass rushing attack, as he had a solid showing during organized team activities (OTAs) and minicamp. His first step has shown impressive burst, and his power game looks to be back for the first time in a while.
Tue, 05 Jun 2012 15:28:48 -0700
Buffalo Bills LB Shawne Merriman is impressing head coach Chan Gailey during the team's offseason training activities. "He looks quick to me. He's coming off the edge with that same speed and quickness that I remember," Gailey said. "The best thing about it is that he says he feels good. It's not one of those where he's feeling something or trying to hide something."
Thu, 31 May 2012 13:57:45 -0700
Buffalo Bills LB Shawne Merriman (Achilles') fully participated in organized team activities Thursday, May 31, for the first time since offseason Achilles' tendon surgery.
Tue, 29 May 2012 19:16:18 -0700
Buffalo Bills DL Shawne Merriman (Achilles') missed the first day of organized team activities (OTAs) Tuesday, May 29, after meeting with doctors. He is returning from Achilles' surgery, and is still seeking final medical clearance. Head coach Chan Gailey feels there is a good chance Merriman will return to the field as early as Thursday, May 31, for the second day of OTAs.
Mon, 21 May 2012 06:03:52 -0700
Buffalo Bills LB Shawne Merriman (Achilles') has received outstanding reviews in his comeback attempt from an Achilles' injury, and looks like he will be able to help the team in 2012 if he can stay healthy.
Mon, 21 May 2012 05:55:41 -0700
The Buffalo Bills are moving DL Mario Williams to left defensive end at his request. Williams told the team he is more comfortable on the left than on the right, where he played with the Houston Texans. The move will enable the Bills to put their speed rushers on the right side. DL Mark Anderson and LB Shawne Merriman will compete for time at right end.
Sun, 20 May 2012 11:06:31 -0700
Buffalo Bills DEs Mark Anderson and Shawne Merriman are expected to compete for playing time at right defensive end during training camp.
Wed, 16 May 2012 14:33:53 -0700
Buffalo Bills DE Shawne Merriman (Achilles') said he is feeling as good as he has in three years because he has a full offseason to prepare for this season.
Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:38:27 -0700
Buffalo Bills DE Shawne Merriman said he has talked with defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt this offseason but would not disclose what his role will be on defense.
Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:00:02 -0700
Buffalo Bills LB Shawne Merriman (Achilles') is not putting a timetable on when he will be fully recovered from his Achilles' injury. He is able to do all of the conditioning drills but is not sure when he will be medically cleared to return to practice.
Mon, 23 Apr 2012 06:34:25 -0700
Buffalo Bills LB Shawne Merriman (Achilles') appears on track to feel as good as he has in three years. Battling an Achilles' problem since 2009, Merriman shut his 2011 season down after just five games. It was decided that surgery would be needed. "Obviously I was disappointed because I didn't finish the season and I wasn't out there helping the guys on the field," Merriman said. "I feel great now. Obviously I'm still in a bit of rehab process with slight limitations. For the most part though, I feel great."
Fri, 06 Apr 2012 14:09:20 -0700
Buffalo Bills LB Shawne Merriman is expected to be a defensive end in the team's new 4-3 defensive alignment.
Thu, 01 Mar 2012 10:26:43 -0800
Buffalo Bills LB Shawne Merriman (Achilles') said he is feeling good in his rehab from his Achilles' tendon injury. He is meeting with the team's medical and training staff to see how his injury is progressing.
Thu, 23 Feb 2012 21:54:00 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said Thursday, Feb. 23, that LB Shawne Merriman (Achilles') won't play outside linebacker in the 4-3 defensive scheme if he is able to come back from injury. "I'd rather him not. I think we'd rather have him be a right defensive end rushing the passer all the time," Gailey said.
Thu, 23 Feb 2012 21:53:28 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said Thursday, Feb. 23, that he isn't expecting much of a contribution from LB Shawne Merriman (Achilles') in 2012. "I don't know," Gailey said. "I mean, the setback was not good. Now how far does he have to go? I don't even know how far back he is, and I don't know how far he has to go. I don't where those two ends are. He got hurt again. So now we're back to square one or below square one maybe."
Sun, 12 Feb 2012 13:18:03 -0800
The Buffalo Bills likely will look for a pass rusher or two to complement LB Shawne Merriman for next season.
Wed, 01 Feb 2012 13:01:08 -0800
The Buffalo Bills are expected to use LB Shawne Merriman as a pass-rushing defensive end in passing downs with the team moving to a 4-3 defensive alignment.
Wed, 11 Jan 2012 08:23:35 -0800
Buffalo Bills LB Shawne Merriman (Achilles', shoulder) underwent shoulder surgery during the season in addition to his Achilles' tendon surgery.
Mon, 09 Jan 2012 13:47:10 -0800
The Buffalo Bills are open to having LB Shawne Merriman come back for the final year of his contract provided he can pass a physical.
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 19:07:56 -0700
Buffalo Bills LB Shawne Merriman (Achilles') said Tuesday, Oct. 25, that he will have surgery on his Achilles' tendon to prevent rupture. "After much consideration and unanimous professional recommendations stating that my Achilles' is in danger of rupturing, I have been advised that it would be in my best interest to undergo surgery as soon as possible in order to prevent a major injury." There is no timetable on how long it will take him to recover.
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 13:22:36 -0700
The Buffalo Bills placed LB Shawne Merriman (Achilles') on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Oct. 25.
Mon, 24 Oct 2011 14:40:23 -0700
Buffalo Bills LB Shawne Merriman (Achilles') did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 24, but head coach Chan Gailey is not ruling him out for Week 8 at this point.
Mon, 17 Oct 2011 15:39:14 -0700
Buffalo Bills OT Chris Hairston (ankle) will miss up to four weeks after injuring his right ankle in Week 6. LB Shawne Merriman (Achilles') aggravated his Achilles' injury in Week 6 and his status for Week 8 is uncertain.
Mon, 17 Oct 2011 13:26:18 -0700
Buffalo Bills LB Shawne Merriman (Achilles') said he plans on playing Week 8.
Sun, 16 Oct 2011 08:39:17 -0700
The Buffalo Bills have declared CB Aaron Williams, LB Chris Kelsay, OT Demetrius Bell, WR Donald Jones, DL Kyle Williams, LB Shawne Merriman, CB Terrence Wheatley inactive for Week 6.
Sat, 15 Oct 2011 20:00:42 -0700
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey was uncertain how long LB Shawne Merriman (Achilles') will be sidelined. He did not travel for the team's Week 6 contest against the New York Giants. "I don't know. We've got a bye week after this," Gailey said. "We'll see what happens."