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Bills re-sign LB Shawne Merriman

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by wrbanwal, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    Buffalo Bills keep LB Shawne Merriman with two-year contract - ESPN

    Shawne Merriman has signed a two-year contract to remain with the Buffalo Bills, general manager Buddy Nix confirmed on Saturday.


    Merriman will take an exit physical on Monday or Tuesday, according to Nix, who was happy to have the former Chargers linebacker signed even though he has been riddled by injuries and did not play a down for the Bills after he was claimed off waivers at midseason.

    "We know the situation, we researched it, we did all our homework with Shawne," Nix said. "Everything you do is a little bit of a gamble. There's reward and upside to it and I think both sides are happy with the way the contract is structured."

    A source said Merriman is guaranteed $2.5 million for the 2011 season and will make an average $5.25 million during the two years.

    He has play-time and performance incentives that could boost the contract to $9.25 million a season but a more reasonable sum is $8.75 million if Merriman remains healthy and plays well.


    $2.5 million guaranteed. not sure what $5.2 million average means :confused:

    Where's Trumpy spewing the mega deal this guy was going to sign? :D
     
  2. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    Merriman robbed the Bills!
     
  3. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    I am sure his agent spoke to every team in the league and none of them wanted him or would pay him more than the minimum. Why else would he stay with the Bills? :D
     
  4. Chargers-Superhero

    Chargers-Superhero Just win the Damn SB !!!

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    TRUE !!!
     
  5. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    Win win IMO.

    If he plays obviously.
     
  6. ThunderHorse17

    ThunderHorse17 Lone Wolf

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    Im thinkin its roster/signing bonuses that will boost his avg for the 2 years to 5.2 per. Which actualy is pretty damn bank for Merrimans situation. Didnt realize not a single down for BUF. They will deffinatly keep hedging this bet since it hasnt paid out or busted yet. Let it ride.

    I think I just figured out SMs new nick Shawne let it ride Merriman.
     
  7. CoronaDoug

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    Two years, $10.5 million for Merriman, with chance to make a lot more

    Posted by Mike Florio on January 1, 2011, 8:27 PM EST

    At one point in his career, linebacker Shawne Merriman seemed destined to become the highest-paid defensive player in league history.

    It hasn’t happened yet, and it likely never will.

    ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that Merriman’s new two-year deal with the Bills averages $5.25 million per year. Merriman also will receive $2.5 million guaranteed in 2011; it’s not yet known whether that money comes in the form of a signing bonus, a roster bonus, guaranteed base salary, or some combination of the three. (It’s also not known whether the money is guaranteed for skill only, for injury only, or for both.)

    Per Mortensen, incentives based on playing time and performance could push the value to an average of $9.25 million per year. Mort points out that the “more reasonable sum” is $8.75 million per year.

    Once the contract becomes available, we’ll break it down with all relevant details regarding bonuses and incentive triggers.

    The obvious question is, given the value of the deal, why didn’t Merriman wait for a shot at the open market? As we pointed out earlier today, Merriman’s agent undoubtedly made enough off-the-record calls to get a feel for the player’s value as a free agent. The fact that he didn’t wait suggests that the Bills made the best offer.

    Two years, $10.5 million for Merriman, with chance to make a lot more | ProFootballTalk
     
  8. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Whatever.

    Don't we play the AFC East next year? I think we play Buffalo here in SD too
     
  9. JohnnyX

    JohnnyX 2017 Chargers Head Coach

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    Watch he'll be in the pro bowl in a few years again. Comeback player next year.
     

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