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Buffalo Bills bring back linebacker Shawne Merriman

The Bills re-signed Shawne Merriman, who the team released in August. (Brody Wheeler/Getty Images)


The Buffalo Bills re-signed Shawne Merriman to a deal on Monday, reports

Merriman, a former All-Pro, was released in August by the team and originally signed with the Bills in 2010 have being released by the San Diego Chargers.

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He signed a two-year contract extension worth $10.5 million with the Bills in January 2011. The deal contained $5 million guaranteed, including $3 million of his salary this season.

In October 2011, Merriman was placed on injured reserve list for the second straight season after suffering a partially torn Achilles tendon. Merriman only had five starts last season.