The newest Buffalo Bill already has come up lame. Shawne Merriman lasted all of 15 minutes in his first Buffalo Bills practice before suffering a right leg injury. At least he managed to avoid being pelted with juggalo feces. That’s a silver lining.
“Shawne put 10 pounds on his body and went out there and had a little strain and we didn’t want to chance anything,” Bills coach Chan Gailey said. “So we’re getting it checked out completely and we’ll see what happens from there, but it wasn’t anything major.”
The San Diego Chargers cut Merriman after first putting him on injured reserve earlier this season with calf and Achilles ailments. Because it was a minor injury designation, he was allowed to play again this season after being cut. –Sean Leahy/USA Today.
Merriman was suspended for the first four games of 2006 after failing a steriod test and really hasn’t been heard from since. To his disappointment, Buffalo claimed him off waivers last week, and that’s where the 26-year-old will have to finish out the last year of his contract. Sure, there are worse places to play than Buffalo, but there’s nowhere worse to be killing time due to injuries. Well, maybe Cleveland.