Dec. 23, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Buffalo Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman (56) lines up at the line of scrimmage against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman training to be WWE wrestler?

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There was a time – not all that long ago, actually, that Shawne Merriman was an All-Pro linebacker in the NFL. That of course was before injuries and other things which all but ended the career of Merriman prematurely.

He’s still not officially retired, but in the past few months he was seen on Twitter begging NFL teams to sign him, so, you’re all but out of the league at that point.

So what’s a former eccentric linebacker to do when you can’t get a job in the NFL? Move on to the WWE, of course.

Merriman apparently has been training to become a WWE wrestler as he was spotted at the WWE Performance Center earlier this week.

Per 411mania.com:

Former NFL Player Shawne Merriman (who had some Twitter issues with CM Punk in the past) was at the WWE Performance Center this week, which was revealed on Twitter by Bill DeMott.

Merriman last played for the Buffalo Bills during the 2012 season, though, wasn’t very effective in doing so.

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