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Scouts Say Shawne Merriman Done After Injuries the Last Three Seasons

Scouts around the league believe linebacker Shawne Merriman is done after watching injuries rob the three-time Pro Bowler of the skills that once made him one of the most dominant pass rushers in the game. Merriman has suited up for only 18 games over the past three seasons due to an assortment of knee, ankle and calf injuries.

The nature of his injuries would concern many teams, but the Bills have extensive knowledge of Merriman’s situation due to general manager Buddy Nix’s previous stint as the assistant general manager for the Chargers.

Nix was part of the staff that drafted Merriman 12th overall in 2005, and the former Maryland star responded by posting 39 sacks over a three-year period. Since the injuries have taken a toll, however, Merriman has not been the same dominant force off the edge and has amassed only four sacks over the past three seasons, and he looks nothing like an impact player off the edge.

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