11/03/2010 03:58 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Shawne Merriman Buffalo Bound: Bills Claim Linebacker Off Waivers

Shawne Merriman has been claimed by the Buffalo Bills off waivers after being released by the San Diego Chargers, ESPN reports.

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirmed rumors that the move was coming in a tweet: "Buffalo has claimed LB Shawne Merriman. He has five days to report to Buffalo; plans to for now. He is not expected to play Sunday vs. Chic."

The Bills are 0-7 and dropped back-to-back overtime games in Baltimore and Kansas City the past two weeks. They're first on the waivers claim list.

Buffalo will play the Chicago Bears on Sunday at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada.