On October 13, the San Diego Chargers put Shawne Merriman on the reserved-injury list with a "minor injury designation."
That move meant that the linebacker would eventually be put on waivers, allowing teams to pick up Merriman's contract.
It is very possible that Merriman will clear waivers, especially since he has dealt with injuries throughout his career.
In three games this season, Merriman only managed to record three tackles. If a team claims Merriman, they will have to take on his $3.269 million salary.
It comes down to whether or not a team, most likely contending for a playoff spot, wants to take a chance on Merriman and have him on the roster for the second half of the season.
It may be more likely that a team waits for Merriman to clear waivers and signs him to a less expensive contract.
Here are 10 teams that may acquire Shawne Merriman.