Former Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Shawne Merriman visited the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.
The 49ers wound up signing linebacker Eric Bakhtiari with outside linebacker Clark Haggans suspended three games for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.
Plagued by injuries, Merriman only registered five sacks in the past four seasons.
There were a dozen more words in the press release when he was cut, a total of 13, than Merriman's sack total in two seasons in Buffalo: one.
That included just one sack and nine tackles last season. He was cut by the Bills before the season.
Merriman is a...