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However, Merriman is one of San Diego’s inactive players as was expected in the past few days. Merriman was listed as doubtful with a calf injury he suffered early last week in a loss at Seattle. His backup Larry English, a first-round pick in 2009, is out for four weeks after having foot surgery. Antwan Applewhite is starting at outside linebacker.