Bills Merriman out for season

By Marc A. Greenberg

The Buffalo Bills announced today that Shawn Merriman has been placed on injured reserve, ending his season after five games and one sack.

Merriman was signed to a two year, $10.5 million contract.

“Shawne has worked extremely hard, but unfortunately, his Achilles flared back up and it doesn’t appear that he will be able to return to the field anytime soon,” Bills G.M. Buddy Nix said. “So we felt it was in the best interest of our team and for Shawne to put him on I.R.”

The New York Jets play the Bills in two weeks.