Shawne Merriman cleared to practice

Buffalo Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman tweeted on Tuesday that he’ll be joining his teammates on the field on Wednesday, after once again battling back from an Achilles injury that landed him on injured reserve in 2011.

The Bills defense is much improved from last season.  If Merriman can stay healthy in 2012, they won’t let opposing off the field without a fight.