Merriman expected to be on the waiver wire as of this afternoon. Not sure TT is enamored with Merriman’s past behavior (Tila Tequila…etc) or if he’d be a Packer-type, but a few years ago anyway, Merriman was the best pass rushing LB in the NFL. I wonder if he might be worth a gamble to shore up the LB group – add depth if nothing else. Chances are, even if he’s a bit rusty, he wouldn’t embarrass himself out there and he might just get a few sacks.
There is one factor that should quickly deflate any excitement about Merriman joining the Packers: his contract. He would apparently be due the remainder of his $3.29 million contract – so probably $1.8 million for the last 8 games of this year. TT won’t go for that.