Chargers To Release LB Shawne Merriman
The San Diego Chargers took a step towards divorcing themselves from linebacker Shawne Merriman on Wednesday.
The franchise placed the six-year veteran on injured reserve with a minor- injury designation, meaning that when the team and Merriman agree he is recovered from a bothersome calf issue, he will be released and will be able to sign with any team as a free agent.
“I have been blessed to call San Diego my home for the past six years,” Merriman said in a statement. “I can’t say enough about my teammates, the coaching staff and of course the fans who have made my career with the Chargers such an amazing experience. I am approaching this situation as an opportunity to grow as a player and to bring my leadership and talents to a new organization. I am ready for the next chapter in my career and I am excited about the opportunity to continue my journey with a new team.”