Lombardi: Chargers could look to deal Merriman

Could the Chargers be interested in dealing LB Shawne Merriman?

NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi, appearing on Monday’s Total Access, told Fran Charles it’s not out of the realm of possibility.

“Do the Chargers want to extend his contract? If that answer is ‘no,’ which I here (is the case), then the best thing they can do is trade him, ala Brandon Marshall,” Lombardi said. “When you don’t want to sign a player to an extension, maybe it’s the best thing to do to trade him now. The problem here — he didn’t sign his tender so he cannot be traded because he certainly doesn’t have a contract.”

Among the other topics Lombardi touched upon:

  • How the Raiders are likely to proceed with JaMarcus Russell and the impact the uncapped year could have on their decision.
  • Potential landing spots for former Jaguars DT John Henderson, former Jets G Alan Faneca and former Patriots LB Adalius Thomas.
  • Flozell Adams‘ chances of re-signing with the Cowboys.
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