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Merriman on field

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  1. Johnny Lightning

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    Merriman on field​

    By Kevin Acee

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    July 27, 2009, 10:53 a.m.

    Shawne Merriman walked on the field with a brace on his left knee and his mohawk dyed blue.

    Merriman went through individual drills with the rest of the linebackers and did not initially participate in team drills. However, when 7-on-7 work began, Merriman was involved.

    The worry coming in is that an overzealous rookie would roll up on Merriman's surgically repaired knee. But there is less chance of contact in 7-on-7 work.
     
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    Merriman takes another step forward

    Casey Pearce
    Posted 57 minutes ago


    Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman went through his first team practice in 11 months Monday as rookies and a handful of veterans kicked off training camp, taking another step forward in his journey back to the playing field.

    Merriman, who hadn’t donned a helmet since the Chargers’ 2008 regular-season opener against Carolina, participated in individual drills and the 7-on-7 period Monday morning as he eased his way back to full-speed football.

    “It’s hard right now,” Merriman said. “I’m excited to be out there, but they’re slowly pulling me back from doing certain things. It’s kind of better for me because I want to go out there and do everything right now. They’re gradually putting me back in the mix of things.”

    The three-time Pro Bowler wore a brace on his right knee and sported a blue Mohawk that had faded to almost green by the end of practice. Merriman claimed that his hairdo was an expression of his “Chargers spirit.” While a part of him would love to fully display that spirit physically as training camp kicks off, the Chargers will continue to be smart and patient with the man who led the team in sacks in each of his first three seasons.

    “He’s been moving great for the last month,” Head Coach Norv Turner said. “His workouts have been outstanding. His strength is good. He’s ready to get going. We’re going to be aware of where Shawne is and just monitor it. If he needs some rest, we’ll give him some rest. I know that coming off surgeries at times will get some soreness. We have times where we’ll be smart in how we get him ready.”

    Turner said that Merriman will participate in the team’s preseason contests and believes the live action will be very beneficial for the fifth-year pro

    Merriman claims that he doesn’t feel any soreness in his surgically-repaired right knee and he feels he’s in strong physical shape after an intense offseason workout program. He does, however, have to reacquaint himself with the little things as he comes back from such a long layoff.

    “There’s no particular part of my body that feels uncomfortable,” Merriman said. “It’s the overall mechanics of going out there and dominating again. I can go out there and play a game right now, but my mechanics … I really need to work on them and fine tune them. That’s where I’m going to be looking over the next few weeks to get better.”

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    Enthusiastic Merriman back in action

    By Kevin Acee
    Union-Tribune Staff Writer
    6:04 p.m. July 27, 2009

    SAN DIEGO – The tears welled in Shawne Merriman's eyes as he approached his locker Monday morning.

    “When I saw my helmet back in my locker,” he said, “saw my jersey, it was like, 'Damn, it's time now. All this hype about me coming back is out the window, just give me my helmet and let me go.' ”

    Merriman was on the field for the first time since last season's opening game, an effort that was followed eight days later by surgery to repair two ligaments in his left knee.

    Merriman participated in individual drills and 7-on-7s but was held out of team drills – in part to keep him from coming back too fast and in part to prevent a rookie from accidentally rolling up on his braced knee.

    “I'm over the top with my (stuff) right now, so I'm really trying to pace myself,” he said. “It's the hardest thing for me to not go full blast and get amped up and get hyped up.”

    He hopes to be allowed to go in the first workout in pads Sunday but might not.

    “They want to make sure I'm all the way good mechanically,” Merriman said. “They know my knee is 100 percent. They're watching me. They're trying to (contain) me. I'm glad they are, because if they didn't, I wouldn't.”



    Former USC, Los Angeles Rams and UNLV coach John Robinson is working as a consultant during the early part of training camp.

    He was on the field in coaches' gear Monday, observing different groups, and will offer his evaluation based on 44 years as a coach.

    “He's another set of eyes,” said Chargers coach Norv Turner, who worked for Robinson at USC and with the Rams. “His experience will help.”






    The issue with Buster Davis has never been his talent, which was further on display Monday, as he was among the veterans practicing.

    The question is whether the 2007 first-round pick can come back and practice Tuesday and then Wednesday and two weeks from now and stay healthy throughout a season.


    He knows it.

    Davis spoke after practice Monday, reflecting on how difficult it is to not play and how motivated he is to stay healthy. And he also said it would be his last words for a while.

    “No disrespect,” said Davis, who spent the last half of the 2008 season on injured reserve and has just 24 receptions in two seasons. “I'm going to let my play do the talking. I've just got a lot to say on the field.”






    Sixth-round pick Kevin Ellison remains a holdout, unsigned, though the sides are still working toward a deal expected to be completed soon.




    The picks immediately preceding and following Ellison have signed, essentially for the same amount of total money and signing bonus.


    No first-round picks signed Monday, which certainly doesn't help the Larry English negotiations move forward.
     
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    Sixth-round pick Kevin Ellison remains a holdout, unsigned, though the sides are still working toward a deal expected to be completed soon.

    The picks immediately preceding and following Ellison have signed, essentially for the same amount of total money and signing bonus.




    Why Isn't Kevin Ellison signed yet I don't get it... :icon_shrug: :icon_twisted:
     
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    Maybe because his inexperienced brother is his agent? :icon_shrug:
     

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