SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 19: Linebacker Shawn Merriman #56 of the San Diego Chargers leads the team in a cheer before the start of the game against the Denver Broncos during Monday Night Football on October 19, 2009 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Shawn Merriman
One silver lining to the San Francisco 49ers' terrible 2-6 record is their receiving priority treatment on the NFL waiver wire. The 49ers are fourth in line to grab waived players, with both Randy Moss and Shawne Merriman coming available Wednesday.
But the 49ers did not bite on either player, and both Moss and Merriman are both going to different teams.
In the case of Shawne Merriman, the 49ers did not even get a shot at him. ESPN reports Merriman was claimed by the first team with a crack at him, the winless Buffalo Bills.
Joe Kukura is a freelance writer who plans claim Nancy Pelosi when her name hits the waiver wires.