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    Re: Merriman is placed on IR

    Merriman has jumped the shark. Dang that that roid rule.
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    Re: Merriman is placed on IR

    I don't know if the Pats have any interest, but it is interesting that the Chargers used a clause that says that when he is healthy in a few weeks they have to cut him and make him a free agent. Didn't know there was a clause for that.

    If he is willing to play for the veteran minimum the rest of the way, I might give it a shot. I don't know if Belichick would though.
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    Re: Merriman is placed on IR

    Is the question whether Merriman would be more valuable on the 53 for the last half of the year than Crable? or more valuable than Fletcher?
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    This guy AJ Smith is on a mission this year ! deep cleaning is going on in SD k:

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    Re: Merriman is placed on IR

    Only if he uses those 6 weeks to juice himself back to prime form.

    As is, he would come with high salary expectations for mediocre to subpar results. He also might be an Adalius-type locker room presence for that money. Pass.
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    Re: Merriman is placed on IR

    Nah. I think his days as a pass rusher are over. He may have some utility as a downhill ILB but I think we're set there.
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    Re: Merriman is placed on IR

    I'll give my honest reaction once i realized that didn't say merriweather...

    Who gives a rats a**?
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    Re: Merriman is placed on IR

    I don't think its a "juice" problem. It looks like he's still playing injured.

    I see him going to the Jets. He'd fit right in too!

    I'd love to see him here in tip-top form but attitude wise I don't see it happening.
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    Re: Merriman is placed on IR

    Let him go join the Island Of Misfit Toys in New Jersey...I don't want that douchebag mucking things up in NE.
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    Re: Merriman is placed on IR

    With what we have on our roster why not take a chance? A small contract with incentives never hurts.
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    Re: Merriman is placed on IR

    Contrary to what others have posted here, I think I'd give him a shot, assuming, of course, that the price isn't prohibitive. He's dealt with a variety of injuries but if he truly gets back fully healthy, I see no reason why he can't be an effective pass rusher. Given that the Pats still have a *huge* need there, and if it could be filled without giving up draft picks or a lot of money, it seems like that's exactly the kind of move they should make. Worst that happens, presuming he signs for not much money, is that he's a bad fit, doesn't work out, and you have to cut him. No harm, no foul.
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    Re: Merriman is placed on IR

    BTW.. anyone know if SD on the hook for the remainder of the year for his contract?
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    Re: Merriman is placed on IR

    Well if they cut him based on injury settlement, aren't they still on the hook for the contract / settlement ?
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    Re: Merriman is placed on IR

    Probably will end up on the Jets.
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    Re: Merriman is placed on IR

    I wouldn't mind him with the Patriots but he is used to a one gap attacking defense so I bet he tries to find a team that runs that scheme.
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    Re: Merriman is placed on IR

    Has Merriman ever looked like the player he used to be after coming off the Juice? I don't think he has and he's brittle now to boot. No thanks. I might give him a look for vet min, but only because of how thin the pats are at OLB. But considering his attitude and roid issues, overall I wouldn't want to touch him with a 10 foot pole unless it becomes apparent that are current OLBs are a problem and aren't showing any improvement over time.
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    Re: Merriman is placed on IR

    No Merriperson for me as I prefer having a team I can root for
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    Have to agree.
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    Re: Merriman is placed on IR

    Is he coming here? Probably not.. Would I want him, yes.. He's a shell of himself but still better than Crable (as someone already mentioned)..


    He's definitely playing with some injuries.. BUT WHAT I FIND AMAZING are the ridiculous comments that his play has gone down hill since he was caught using Steroids..
    PLease review the facts before you say something so stupid.. He was caught in 06, suspended 4 games but in 12 games recorded 17 sacks.. THE NEXT YEAR?? 12.5 sacks!
    Then 08 he destroyed his knee.. In 09 he hurt his foot..

    U want to say the steriods did a number on his body and now he's feeling the effects.. Sure.. But please stop the insanity and say since he stop using, his stats went down.. When in fact, that is not the truth


    BTW, if he's smart, he'll rest for 6 or 7 weeks.. Get released, sign with the Jets and play weeks 14-17 and get ready for the playoffs.. If he finishes with a strong 6 games, He'll get a good contract..
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