• Shawne Merriman turns the lights out on his NFL career

    Summary of 9 articles · Updated Mar 6, 2013
    Linebacker Shawne Merriman is calling it "Lights Out" on his career. Merriman played in just one game in 2008 before being lost for the season to a serious knee injury, and when he returned in 2009 he wasn’t the same player, recording just four sacks all season. Linebacker Shawne Merriman is calling it "Lights Out" on his career. Former University of Maryland star outside linebacker Shawne Merriman has announced his retirement. Merriman had all but six of his sacks during his first three NFL seasons. Shawne Merriman, who burst onto the scene eight years ago as one of the NFL’s most feared pass rushers but saw his status as an elite player fall apart just as quickly, has announced his retirement at the age of 28. While Ware played very well as a rookie, Merriman exploded onto the NFL scene. Merriman, who had a career-high 17 sacks in his second NFL season despite missing four games due to an NFL suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy, finished his career with 257 tackles, 45 1/2 sacks and eight forced fumbles.
    • AFC East links: Merriman plans to retire

      Buffalo Bills Linebacker Shawne Merriman said Tuesday night that he plans to file retirement papers, ending his eight-year career. The Cleveland Browns are going to replace the Buffalo Bills in Kevin Costner's film "Draft Day." Miami Dolphins …
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Ex-Charger LB Merriman to retire; at one time he rivaled fellow 2005 draftee DeMarcus Ware

      No longer, but at one time there was debate about which team got the better linebacker in the 2005 NFL draft — the Cowboys with DeMarcus Ware or the San Diego Chargers with Shawne Merriman.  The Cowboys took Ware, from little known Troy, with the 11th
    • Merriman's retirement elicits memories

      Shawne Merriman went to three Pro Bowls, all with the Chargers.

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