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Wed, 20 Aug 2008 13:53:48 -0700
The Arizona Cardinals have announced they have released WR Ahmad Merritt.
Mon, 05 May 2008 09:30:29 -0700
Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic, reports Arizona Cardinals WR Ahmad Merritt (ankle) did not participate in the team's minicamp Friday, May 2.
Wed, 26 Mar 2008 10:36:12 -0700
The Arizona Cardinals announced Wednesday, March 26, that the team re-signed free-agent WR Ahmad Merritt to a one-year deal. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Mon, 27 Aug 2007 10:00:41 -0700
The Arizona Cardinals announced Monday, Aug. 27, that they have placed WR Ahmad Merritt (ankle) on Injured Reserve.
Tue, 21 Aug 2007 01:02:58 -0700
Mike Tulumello, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals WR Ahmad Merritt (ankle) suffered a dislocated and fractured ankle, which required surgery Monday, Aug. 20. Whether or not he will be placed on Injured Reserve is not clear, but he is unlikely to play for the Cardinals in 2007.
Sat, 18 Aug 2007 16:45:17 -0700
The Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals WR Ahmad Merritt (ankle) was carted off the field during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18, because of a dislocated ankle.
Fri, 04 May 2007 12:05:29 -0700
The Arizona Cardinals have announced they have signed unrestricted free-agent WR Ahmad Merritt (Cowboys) to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Mon, 31 Jul 2006 16:53:13 -0700
Calvin Watkins, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Ahmad Merritt has been released from the team.
Sun, 30 Jul 2006 18:30:48 -0700
Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Ahmad Merritt struggled to catch the ball during team drills both Saturday, July 29, and again Sunday, July 30, dropping a few routine passes.
Fri, 13 Jan 2006 19:48:21 -0800
Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys WR Ahmad Merritt signed a future one-year contract with a base salary of $385,000 (2006).
Tue, 10 Jan 2006 17:15:43 -0800
The Star-Telegram reports the Dallas Cowboys have signed free agent WR Ahmad Merritt (Cowboys). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Tue, 18 Oct 2005 22:38:29 -0700
Todd Archer and Jean-Jacques Taylor, of the Dallas Morning News, report free agent WR Ahmad Merritt (Cowboys) worked out for the Dallas Cowboys Tuesday, Oct. 18.
Wed, 24 Aug 2005 13:22:10 -0700
Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports the Dallas Cowboys have waived WR Ahmad Merritt (foot). Merritt suffered torn ligaments in his foot, and the team is expected to reach an injury settlement with him.
Tue, 23 Aug 2005 05:54:19 -0700
Chad Peters, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Ahmad Merritt (foot) suffered a right foot sprain during the third quarter of the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 22.
Fri, 12 Aug 2005 21:28:57 -0700
Rob Phillips, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Ahmad Merritt will work as a kickoff return man Saturday, Aug. 13, against the Arizona Cardinals.
Thu, 11 Aug 2005 19:11:40 -0700
Todd Archer, of the Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Ahmad Merritt will be used as a kick returner during the team's preseason game Saturday, August 13.
Thu, 11 Aug 2005 19:02:50 -0700
Todd Archer, of the Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Ahmad Merritt will be used as a punt returner in their preseason game Saturday, August 13.
Tue, 19 Jul 2005 22:27:37 -0700
Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Ahmad Merritt must contribute on special teams to have a shot to make the active roster.
Wed, 06 Jul 2005 21:11:02 -0700
Chad Peters, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Ahmad Merritt says the three years in Chicago that he worked with receivers coach Todd Haley was a key factor in drawing the Cowboys' interest this offseason, since they could use his speed in the slot offensively and in the return game. "He knows I can help out on offense and special teams," said Merritt. "I've just got to go out there and play my game. Hopefully it'll be enough to get (head coach Bill Parcells) on my side." As reported, Merritt was impressive during minicamps and will battle for a roster spot in training camp.
Tue, 14 Jun 2005 21:37:01 -0700
DallasCowboys.com reports Dallas Cowboys WRs Patrick Crayton, Ahmad Merritt, Zuriel Smith, Tom Crowder, Reggie Harrell and Jamaica Rector are all expected to battle for the team's final two or three wide receiver roster spots during training camp.
Sun, 29 May 2005 17:23:19 -0700
Chad Peters, of DallasCowboys.com reports Dallas Cowboys WR Ahmad Merritt had an impressive day of practice Sunday, May 29. Overall, his entire three-day minicamp was solid.
Sat, 28 May 2005 17:48:28 -0700
Chad Peters, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Ahmad Merritt was one of 10 players who worked on kick returns at practice Saturday, May 28.
Tue, 05 Apr 2005 14:29:09 -0700
DallasCowboys.com reports the Dallas Cowboys have signed free agent WR Ahmad Merritt (Bears). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Sun, 05 Sep 2004 13:29:51 -0700
ChicagoBears.com reports the Chicago Bears have released WR Ahmad Merritt.
Thu, 02 Sep 2004 13:05:17 -0700
Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears WR Ahmad Merritt is competing for a roster spot with WR Daryl Jones this year. Merritt's performance in the preseason finale against the Cleveland Browns Friday, Sept. 3, could determine which player is retained.
Thu, 02 Sep 2004 12:46:54 -0700
Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears WR Daryl Jones is in an intense battle for the fifth wide receiver spot with WR Ahmad Merritt this year. The decision on who makes the team could be settled in the team's final preseason game against the Cleveland Browns Friday, Sept. 3. "I worked extremely hard this summer in the offseason watching film on different guys and working on my game and my body health-wise," Jones said. "I feel that I'm ready to come out here and compete and help this team win. That's my goal all the time." Jones is expected to handle the kickoff return duties in the game.
Sat, 21 Aug 2004 20:17:23 -0700
Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports the trading of WR Marty Booker seems to open doors for WR Ahmad Merritt with the Chicago Bears this season.
Sat, 21 Aug 2004 10:05:59 -0700
David Haugh, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Chicago Bears WR Ahmad Merritt is likely competing for a final roster spot as a special teams contributor this season.
Mon, 09 Aug 2004 07:17:53 -0700
The Chicago Tribune reports Chicago Bears WR Ahmad Merritt is on the bubble of making the team's roster.
Sat, 07 Aug 2004 09:22:23 -0700
David Haugh, of the Chicago Tribune, reports with the neck injury suffered by CB/KR Jerry Azumah (neck) earlier this week, the team will look for versatile performers on their roster, as the team plans to keep Azumah on the 53-man roster this year. Players like WR Ahmad Merritt, who can handle kickoffs, cover kicks and run solid receiver routes, may have a better chance of making the team this year.
Fri, 19 Mar 2004 14:16:35 -0800
The Chicago Bears announced the team re-signed WR Ahmad Merritt to a one-year tender.
Mon, 01 Mar 2004 15:19:57 -0800
The Chicago Bears have announced they have given a qualifying tender offer to exclusive rights free agent WR Ahmad Merritt.
Tue, 23 Dec 2003 15:39:54 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Ahmad Merritt can expect more playing time with WRs Dez White (knee) and Justin Gage (knee) not expected to play Sunday, Dec. 28, game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Wed, 29 Oct 2003 13:29:29 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Ahmad Merritt (neck) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 29, and has been cleared to play. Merritt is not listed on the injury report for this week, but he may have a difficult time joining the active roster now that rookie WRs Justin Gage and Bobby Wade have stepped up in recent weeks.
Mon, 27 Oct 2003 18:59:05 -0800
The Chicago Bears could turn to WR Bobby Wade in a backup receiver role, as Wade has done a better job as a backup receiver in two games than WR Ahmad Merritt.
Mon, 27 Oct 2003 18:58:45 -0800
The Chicago Bears could turn to rookie WR Justin Gage in a backup receiver role instead of WR Ahmad Merritt.
Sun, 26 Oct 2003 08:58:33 -0800
The Chicago Bears have declared RB Adrian Peterson, WR Ahmad Merritt, RB Anthony Thomas, TE Desmond Clark, DL Keith Traylor, QB Kordell Stewart, WR Marty Booker, LB Warrick Holdman inactive for Week 8.
Thu, 23 Oct 2003 15:18:34 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Ahmad Merritt (neck) was ruled OUT for Week 8.
Thu, 23 Oct 2003 08:00:51 -0700
According to ChicagoBears.com, the Chicago Bears have listed WR Ahmad Merritt (neck) as questionable for Sunday's, Oct. 26, game against the Detroit Lions.
Mon, 20 Oct 2003 15:15:49 -0700
Chicago Bears head coach Dick Jauron said Bears WR Ahmad Merritt (neck) will be re-evaluated Wednesday, Oct. 22.
Sun, 19 Oct 2003 14:31:22 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Ahmad Merritt (neck strain) suffered a strained neck during Week 7 and his return to the game is questionable. He was down for about 5 minutes on the field, but was able to walk off on his own power.
Wed, 01 Oct 2003 15:07:30 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Ahmad Merritt has lost his role as the team's top kickoff returner for Week 5 in favor of CB Jerry Azumah.
Wed, 01 Oct 2003 15:06:36 -0700
Chicago Bears CB Jerry Azumah will be the team's top kick returner for the Week 5 game against the Oakland Raiders in replace of WR Ahmad Merritt.
Wed, 10 Sep 2003 17:25:20 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Ahmad Merritt may get some chances to return punts for the Sunday, Sept. 14 game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Thu, 28 Aug 2003 19:25:31 -0700
Updating previous reports, Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, says that Chicago Bears WR Ahmad Merritt has secured a spot on the roster as the team's fourth receiver and primary kickoff returner.
Wed, 27 Aug 2003 19:33:52 -0700
Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports that Chicago Bears WR Ahmad Merritt had kickoff returns of 45, 43 and 30 yards, and a 22-yard touchdown reception in an exhibition game against the New England Patriots on Wednesday, Aug. 27. Merritt, Edell Shepherd and Justin Gage are engaged in a battle for the final two wide receiver slots on the team's opening day roster.
Mon, 30 Jun 2003 02:17:06 -0700
Mike Mulligan, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports for the Sporting News that Chicago Bears WRs Ahmad Merritt and Bobby Wade, a rookie, will battle on special teams during training camp. Merritt is able to return both punt and kickoffs, while Wade is a punt returner. If Wade proves to be the better of the two on punt returns, he could win a roster spot and force the team to look towards another player as a kickoff returner.
Sat, 07 Dec 2002 08:48:34 -0800
The Daily Southtown reports Chicago Bears WR/KR Ahmad Merritt will also return punts this week. Merritt has never returned a punt in a regular-season game. The team is replacing RB Leon Johnson at that spot because Johnson is now the team's starting RB. "Leon probably won't (return) unless it's a special situation," coach Dick Jauron said.
Fri, 04 Oct 2002 16:22:03 -0700
ChicagoBears.com reports Chicago Bears WR Ahmad Merritt (hand) has been upgraded from questionable to probable.
Thu, 03 Oct 2002 00:29:42 -0700
ChicagoBears.com reports Chicago Bears WR Ahmad Merritt (broken hand) returned to practice Wednesday. He caught passes and worked on special teams, covering kicks and catching punts and kickoffs. Merritt remains on the regular roster, but it has not yet been determined if he'll play Monday.