Shawne Merriman Wants to Play for the Falcons

I'm not sure how much Merriman could contribute, but I wouldn't be opposed to the Falcons signing him. (Rick Stewart)

I’m not sure how much Merriman could contribute, but I wouldn’t be opposed to the Falcons giving him a chance. (Rick Stewart)

Shawne Merriman, who at the start of his career was one of the most feared pass rushers in the league, used Twitter to lobby for a chance to play for the Atlanta Falcons:

Merriman retired last March, he would apparently have no qualms making a comeback to play in Atlanta. In his first three years in the league with the San Diego Chargers, Merriman made the Pro Bowl all three years. He recorded 39.5 sacks over that span, including a career-high 17 in 2006 . However, he totaled only six sacks in the next five seasons, largely due to injuries and being busted for PEDs.

He last played with the Buffalo Bills, appearing in 10 games last season and starting one. He recorded one sack.

I doubt the Falcons bring Merriman in, but it’s nice to know there are players who would lobby openly to play for the Falcons; it proves the franchise is in the right spot.

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