Roundup: Bills’ Merriman seeks fresh start
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Shawne Merriman is hoping for a fresh start in Buffalo. The Bills want to plug their porous defense. The two hope it’s a perfect match.
Three days after the Bills claimed the 2005 first-round pick off waivers from the San Diego Chargers, the once-feared pass rusher expressed his readiness to turn the page and resurrect a promising career that had turned sour.
“They have high expectations for me to come in and make some things happen, and I’m going to do that,” Merriman said Saturday before he and the rest of his new team departed for Toronto for their game today against the Chicago Bears (4-3). “I’ve been working out, and I’m just ready to get on the field as soon as possible. Whatever they need me to do, I’m here to work and kind of be a piece of the puzzle.”
Colts’ Gonzalez on IR
Six injured Indianapolis Colts players did not make yesterday’s trip to Philadelphia, including receiver Anthony Gonzalez, who has been placed on injured reserve.
Also staying home this week are running backs Joseph Addai and Mike Hart, linebacker Clint Session, tight end Brody Eldridge and cornerback Justin Tryon.
Patriots activate Mankins
The New England Patriots activated offensive lineman Logan Mankins for their game today against the Cleveland Browns.
Mankins reported to the team this week after holding out for the first seven games of the season in search of a better contract. He was activated for the 53-man roster yesterday.