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FILE - This Oct. 3, 2010, file photo shows San Diego Chargers'  Shawne Merriman on the sidelines before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in San Diego. Merriman's career with the Chargers is over. Once one of the most-feared players in the NFL, Merriman has been dogged by injuries the last three seasons.  (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)
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FILE - This Oct. 3, 2010, file photo shows San Diego Chargers' Shawne Merriman on the sidelines before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in San Diego. Merriman's career with the Chargers is over. Once one of the most-feared players in the NFL, Merriman has been dogged by injuries the last three seasons. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)

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