Merriman and GM A.J. Smith have been at odds for some time; the disgruntled exec cut the 3-time Pro Bowl linebacker on Tuesday.
After garnering Pro Bowl honors his first three seasons in the league, 2005-2007, and recording 39.5 sacks, Merriman’s battles with injuries have kept him off the field for most of the past three seasons.
Nevertheless, the talented pass rusher was claimed off waivers earlier today by the winless Buffalo Bills.
Merriman has five days to report to his new team.
Shawne Merriman Buffalo Bound: Bills claim linebacker off waivers (Huffington Post)