SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Chargers waived outside linebacker Shawne Merriman on Tuesday, three weeks after he was placed on injured reserve with a “minor injury” designation.
The Chargers said back then that they would release Merriman once his calf injury healed.
General manager A.J. Smith, who hasn’t been a fan of Merriman’s celebrity-leaning lifestyle, didn’t return a call seeking comment. Merriman didn’t return an e-mail seeking comment.
The Chargers also placed frequently injured wide receiver Craig “Buster” Davis on injured reserve with a groin injury, meaning his season is finished. Davis has been one of Smith’s most questionable draft picks, failing to live up to his billing as the team’s first-round pick in 2007.
Davis had 21 catches for 259 yards and one touchdown this season. He started one game and was inactive for Sunday’s 33-25 victory against Tennessee.
His four-season totals are 51 catches for 558 yards and two touchdowns. He’s played in only 26 games, 14 coming in his rookie season, with two starts.
He also was placed on IR in 2008 after playing in just four games, and played in only one game last season.
The Chargers re-signed offensive tackle Adam Terry.