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Ex-Terps linebacker Shawne Merriman signs with WWE

Former NFL and University of Maryland linebacker Shawne Merriman signed a contract with WWE late last week, ending months of speculation and adding another Terps player to the wrestling world.

In November, Merriman had a workout at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla., but it seemed like nothing developed and a contract wasn't offered at the time.

But then Merriman took part in WrestleMania weekend, including appearing on camera in WWE's preshow panel for WrestleMania, as well as WWE Raw on Monday. Later in the week, it was announced that he had signed a contract with the company.

Merriman has been a longtime wrestling fan, and the camera always seemed to find him...