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Shawne Merriman placed on IR

Updated: October 25, 2011, 6:21 PM ET
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The lights have been turned off on Buffalo Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman's season.

Merriman, who earned the nickname "Lights Out" when he was one of the NFL's most feared players, was placed on season-ending injured reserve on Tuesday because of a right Achilles' tendon injury. It's the same injury that forced the Bills to place him on IR last November after they signed him as a free agent following his release from the San Diego Chargers.

"Shawne has worked ...

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