The San Diego Chargers and LB Shawne Merriman part ways after a tumultuous five and a half seasons together.
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.