|Mar. 5 3:15 PM PT4:15 PM MT5:15 PM CT6:15 PM ET23:15 GMT7:15 AM 北京时间4:15 PM MST6:15 PM EST5:15 PM CT3:15 UAE (+1)18:15 22:15 - Merriman is calling it "Lights Out" on his career, announcing on his website that he plans to retire.
Analysis: Merriman wrote he is electing to retire on his own terms, saying he will "leave while I know I can still physically play the game." Merriman's decision comes a week before he was eligible to become a free agent, and after spending parts of the past three seasons in Buffalo. Last year, he was cut by the Bills in August before re-signing with them in October. He's a three-time Pro Bowl selection and the NFL's 2005 defensive rookie of the year.