Inside The Bills

Merriman’s contribution

Posted by Chris Brown on August 20, 2012 – 10:31 am

With the release of veteran Shawne Merriman Monday, most see that there was little that Merriman was able to do on the field in his time with the Bills, due to a chronic injury that never allowed him to return to form. However, there is a mark he did leave on the organization.

Merriman was able to successfully recruit veteran LB Nick Barnett to the Bills last summer as well as LB Kirk Morrison. Barnett went on to have a very productive 2011 for Buffalo, and likely would have been a Pro Bowl LB last season had it not been for Buffalo’s slide out of playoff contention.

Just bringing his name to the Bills roster, Merriman did help to make the team’s reputation on the free agent market a bit more respected.

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