Adam Schefter is reporting that Shawn Merriman will sign his tender for a total of $3.25 million and join the Chargers this week. Merriman was holding out for a more lucrative deal with the team but had very little leverage to negotiate with. Sources said that Merriman misses his teammates and the work too much to stay away any longer.
This has been a rather tumultuous offseason for San Diego with three star-players holding out for larger contracts. There has been very little progress made with Marcus McNeill and the Vincent Jackson situation seems unlikely to end positively for the Chargers.