Originally posted by communist:
Originally posted by KRS-1:
Not much to be mad about considering he has been injury prone and according to Chargers beat writer Kevin Acee he was on the trade block for more than a year. He likely clears waivers and will sign for a low money offer and have to earn his way back into a starting lineup at this point.
Gibson was a 4th round pick playing behind Harrison and Woodley and waived due to a lack of depth up front in Pittsburgh. Gibson is still a project but may have more upside than Merriman at this stage of his career.
Originally posted by Wodwo:
then merriman is the worst solution for that.
Want pass rush now.
Well I am not entirely sure about him providing no pass rush, but he has yet to prove he can. I think this is a case of does he still have that burst off the edge that helped make him a fearsome pass rusher ? A good example of this is that the Ravens are interested and Harbaugh said he and Ozzie Newsome discussed possibly going after him but only IF he clears waivers...why because they don't want to pay him his 3.5 million dollar salary without being assured of him still having that burst all the while proving he can stay healthy.
I think this is the same reason the Chargers are willing to cut ties with him. In his few snaps he did play this season he did nothing and they continued to try and shop him then when that fell through they were just waiting for him to be healthy enough to pass a physical so they could waive him hoping there was just one team willing to claim him and if that happens said team would be on the hook for his salary. Teams are interested but not at a 3.5 million dollar price. He is now going to have to take a serious paycut in all likelihood and play his way back into a starting lineup unless some team is willing to pay him that money.
Originally posted by RedWaltz24:
People who want Merriman just want him because they recognize the name.
I agree with this. This is very common on the webzone, anytime a guy who once had a "name" gets cut we see a "Let's sign him thread".