Just like that, all the Shawne Merriman to the Ravens talk is over.
For some reason, one which is beyond me, the Bills have put in a waiver claim on Merriman, and have been awarded the former Chargers linebacker.
Buffalo will be responsible for paying the prorated portion of Merriman's $3.269 million salary for this year. The former AFC Defensive Rookie of the Year will be a free agent at the end of this season.
Why do the Bills, an 0-7 team, have interest in paying Merriman about $1.7 million for nine games when he has only posted four sacks in the last three years?
I have no idea. I really don't.
What will they get out of having him? The trade deadline has passed, so Buffalo can't deal him to someone else. They're obviously not going anywhere this year, so Merriman's presence won't help them make a playoff push.
I don't get why they put in the waiver claim, but they did.
I just have a feeling that Merriman won't be happy about heading to Buffalo, especially when he's heard that the Ravens were interested in signing him as a free agent if he had cleared waivers.