Plagued by injuries, Merriman only registered five sacks in the past four seasons.
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There were a dozen more words in the press release when he was cut, a total of 13, than Merriman's sack total in two seasons in Buffalo: one.
That included just one sack and nine tackles last season. He was cut by the Bills before the season.
Merriman is a three-time Pro Bowl selection who had only one quarterback hit and three tackles in two preseasons games.
He started five games for Buffalo last season.
Merriman was a star with the San Diego Chargers, but his career has been fading lately.
The last time he had a big season was in 2007 when he recorded 12 1/2 sacks.
He had 17 sacks in 2006.
In 2005, Merriman, a former University of Maryland star, was drafted in the first round by the Chargers and registered 10 sacks.
He was named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Merriman had problems with his Achilles tendon and underwent surgery during the offseason to repair the damage. He seems to have lost his trademark explosiveness.
Former Ravens cornerback Chris Carr tried out for the San Diego Chargers.
The Cincinnati Bengals tried out linebackers Xavier Adibi, Bryan Kehl, Jabara Williams and defensive linemen Wallace Gilberry, Jay Richardson, Ronald Talley and Jarius Wynn, signing Gilberry as Jamaal Anderson was placed on injured reserve.
The New England Patriots tried out defensive linemen Antonio Dixon and Terrell McClain, offensive lineman Tommie Draheim and Nick Mondek, linebacker Nathan Stupar, wide receivers Brian Robiskie and Kashif Moore.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers tried out guard Roger Allen, offensive tackle Jake Anderson, running backs Jacob Hester, DuJuan Harris, guard Montrae Holland, tackles J.B. Shugarts, Brandon Keith and Matt Tennant, running backs Adonis Thomas and Keth Toston.
The Tennessee Titans tried out tight end DeMarco Cosby, linebacker Joe Holland, defensive end Aaron Lavarias, linebacker Tyler Nielsen and linebacker Alex Silvestro, tight end Brandon Vensen.