Shawne Merriman: Should the Detroit Lions Take a Chance on Him?

Jayceon CarterContributor IOctober 14, 2010

SAN DIEGO - AUGUST 14:  Linebacker Shawne Merriman #56 of the San Diego Chargers works out before the game with the Chicago Bears on August 14, 2010 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.   Merriman signed his one year tender contract on Friday and isn't expected to play.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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While I am fully aware of Shawne's history of injury and lack of production, don't you think he might be an upgrade compared to the broke down LB Corp we currently have. While I am also aware that we run a 4-3 and he is coming from a 3-4, maybe the transition to a new style of defence is what he needs. Fresh team, fresh defence, fresh start. Plus Shawne can not really be expecting that much in compensation or can he?