Bills LB Shawne Merriman hinted on Friday that he had some “exciting news” for Bills fans. That news turned out to be the announcement of a contract extension that will keep Shawne in Buffalo for the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
While I haven’t found the official terms yet, the deal guarantees Merriman $2.5 million in ’11 and has incentives that can increase his salary to a max of $9.25 million per year. The former San Diego Charger lasted only one practice with the Bills after we claimed him off waivers this past season. If he can come back healthy, it would be a gift for Buffalo.