Chargers will release Shawne Merriman today

The NFL’s waiver wire will include two hot names: receiver Randy Moss who, of course, was waived yesterday and now linebacker Shawne Merriman. According to FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer, the Chargers are expected to cut ties with Merriman once he passes a physical today. Merriman is currently on injured reserve with a calf injury; teams…

Shawne Merriman’s season is over

“Lights Out” just got shut down. According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chargers have placed outside linebacker Shawne Merriman on injured reserve, effectively ending his 2010 season. Merriman has been bothered by a nagging calf injury and couldn’t return to his Pro Bowl form from a couple of years back. There’s…

Shawne Merriman signs tender

According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Chargers restricted free-agent linebacker Shawne Merriman has signed his one-year, $3.269 million tender. Merriman had been staying away from camp, as he was trying to make his mind up whether to report or not. There shouldn’t have been much of a decision in the first place;…