Shawne Merriman: San Diego Chargers’ LB Not Happy With Tender Offer

March 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman could only think of one word after he was informed of his tender offer as a restricted free agent.
"Speechless today," Merriman said from his Twitter account.
"Business is business but some things just aren't right." Merriman continued.
Merriman, a five year veteran, was due to be an unrestricted free agent this year when his contract expired. But with 2010 being an uncapped year under the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, Merriman lacks the sufficient number of years to file for unrestricted free agency.
In a uncapped year, any player who wishes to file for unrestricted free agency must have accrued no less than six years of playing eligibility.
The Chargers placed the highest possible tender on Merriman, offensive tackle Marcus McNeil, and wide receivers Vincent Jackson and Malcolm Floyd.
Any team who wishes to sign Merriman, McNeil, Jackson, or Floyd would have to part with a first and third...

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