View Full Version : More on Rookie Merriman's holdout

05-19-2005, 01:16 PM
Chargers | Reject Merriman Workout Compromise - from www.KFFL.com
Thu, 19 May 2005 10:10:37 -0700

Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports the San Diego Chargers rejected the compromise proposed by first-round draft choice LB Shawne Merriman to attend the club's offseason program but not participate in on-field practice sessions. "There is no such thing as a half-Charger here," General Manager A.J. Smith said, explaining why the team declined to have Merriman present in such a capacity. "Either you're a Charger or you're not." As previously reported, Merriman's agent Kevin Poston has said his client will sit out all of the team's offseason workouts unless language in the team's injury protection agreement is changed.

05-19-2005, 02:38 PM
I thought he was a great pick by San Diego and I thought that they had, had a pretty good draft overall. I'm starting to think maybe I was wrong. Why do rookies hold out? :shakeno: