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Former Terps LB Shawne Merriman trying to get 'his explosion' back

Former Terps LB Shawne Merriman trying to get 'his explosion' back

Once the most feared pass rusher in football, famous for his ‘lights-out’ celebration dance in opposing backfields, Shawne Merriman has seemingly fallen off the map since the turn of the decade.

The former University of Maryland and San Diego Chargers star, now with the Buffalo Bills, has played in eight games in the past three seasons, making just 15 tackles. In the first three years of his career, for comparison, he had almost two-and-a-half times more sacks than that. Boy, how the mighty have fallen.

Merriman violated the NFL’s steroid policy in 2006 and missed four games but still had 17 sacks. He tore his posterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral...

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