Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Where could Shawne Merriman go?
By Bill Williamson
Wednesday’s waiver wire will be the most anticipated in recent NFL history.
Randy Moss has company with another former Pro Bowl player on the open market Wednesday. The Chargers have officially waived linebacker Shawne Merriman, which was expected for weeks.
Below is a list of teams that could be interested in Merriman, either through the waiver wire or through free agency if he is not claimed. Merriman hasn’t been effective since 2007 because of injuries. But there should be interest in a 26-year-old player who has 43.5 career sacks.
Baltimore: The Ravens always have room for good pass rushers.
Dallas: It’s been reported that the Cowboys aren’t interested, but it’s a fit.
Denver: The Broncos are battered at linebacker and really need a pass rusher.
Green Bay: There’s a need, but the Packers don’t go after vets.
Houston: Not a great fit, but there are injury issues here.
Kansas City: The Chiefs could always use another pass rusher, but it’s a long shot.
Miami: This could be a legitimate fit.
New England: I could see this fit if he clears waivers.
New Orleans: The Saints almost traded for him in April.
New York Jets: See Baltimore.
Oakland: Merriman would look good in Silver and Black.
San Francisco: I wouldn’t be shocked if Merriman is a 49er.
Washington: I could see Merriman heading home.