Shawne Merriman says he’s 100 percent healthy

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Buffalo Bills linebacker/defensive end Shawne Merriman is working hard to stay healthy this season.  He was asked how he felt after Friday’s work out.

“One hundred percent,” Merriman said of how he feels after today’s voluntary workout at One Bills Drive, per BuffaloNews.com. “I feel very comfortable right now.”

“I feel very good,” Merriman said. “I’m still working out just little things. I’ve not been playing football for a long time and just getting back comfortable with the game. That’s one of my biggest keys, getting comfortable, especially playing a different position as well. I feel pretty good up to this point.”

Bills head coach Chan Gailey said that he’s “excited about where [Merriman] is physically — really physically and mentally because he’s come out every day with an outlook that’s just outstanding.”

“He works hard. He looks quick. He looks healthy,” Gailey continued. “That part of it has been refreshing for us, to see some what of I think we’re going to see is the old Shawne Merriman this year.”