Should the Detroit Lions Trade for Shawne Merriman?

May 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

By now, everyone knows that the San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Shawne Merriman is on the trading block.
Merriman knows it too. In a recent tweet, he asked, “How long is the trading block b/c I been on it for 2yrs now."
It hasn't been much of a secret, San Diego's been looking at offers for Merriman since after the 2007-08 season. 
But for a three-time Pro Bowler who had 39.5 sacks in his first three seasons, you would think it would be no problem trading him. 
However, injuries and off-field problems have made other teams back off—way off. 
So why should Detroit take a look at bringing in Merriman?
Well, the main reason is they have an opening at the outside linebacker position after trading Ernie Sims to the Eagles. 
I have no doubt that if Merriman can play a healthy season, he can be an elite player again. Still, I don't think Detroit should even try to make an offer to him, and here's why.
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