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Phillip Merling

Phillip Merling - DE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 315 lbs.
Birthday 04/19/1985
Birthplace Memphis, TN
College Clemson
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 2nd round, 1st pick by Dolphins

Hightower's value might go beyond carries

Posted May 19, 2012 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
The Redskins are bringing back Tim Hightower to the mix at running back, and his role could be a little different than it was last season.

Hightower re-signs with Redskins

Posted May 14, 2012 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
The Redskins announced Monday that they have re-signed unrestricted free-agent RB Tim Hightower.

Report: Texans sign QB Beck

Posted May 09, 2012 @ 7:22 p.m. ET
The Texans have added a veteran quarterback to their depth chart, agreeing to terms with QB John Beck, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Griffin named the Redskins' starting QB

Posted May 07, 2012 @ 9:40 a.m. ET
Robert Griffin III, the player drafted second overall by the Redskins, was named the team’s starting quarterback on Sunday.

Patriots bring back WR Gaffney

Posted May 02, 2012 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
Two days after being released by the Redskins, Jabar Gaffney will rejoin his former coordinator and team and sign with the Patriots.

Redskins release WR Gaffney

Posted May 01, 2012 @ 11:31 a.m. ET
The Redskins have released WR Jabar Gaffney, the team announced Tuesday.

Redskins sign LB Goff

Posted April 30, 2012 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
The Redskins signed former Giants LB Jonathan Goff, the team announced on Monday.

Redskins release QB Beck

Posted April 28, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
After selecting quarterbacks with two of their first three selections in the NFL draft, the Redskins released a veteran signalcaller on Saturday.

Cooley not guaranteed to make Redskins

Posted April 27, 2012 @ 8 p.m. ET
Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said TE Chris Cooley is “feeling great” after an injury-plagued season, but he's no lock to make the final roster.

Prediction: RG3 will be better than Luck in 2012

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 8:20 p.m. ET
It says here that Robert Griffin will be better than Andrew Luck as a rookie. Beyond that, it's anyone's guess.

Fantasy spin: Redskins QB Robert Griffin III

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 8:12 p.m. ET
Robert Griffin III could provide some fantasy production right off the bat.

Report: Meriweather arrested for suspicion of DUI

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
Redskins S Brandon Meriweather was arrested early Thursday on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to WJLA in Arlington, VA.

After Luck and RG3, it's anxious time for players

Posted April 26, 2012 @ noon ET
While Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III know where they'll be playing in 2012, anxiety is building for the rest of the prospects attending the draft in New York.

Report: Redskins add PK Rackers

Posted April 24, 2012 @ 7:52 p.m. ET
The Redskins have signed PK Neil Rackers to a one-year deal, according to PFW correspondent John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Redskins bring back OLB Wilson

Posted April 24, 2012 @ 4:08 p.m. ET
The Redskins have re-signed OLB Chris Wilson, who played with the team from 2007-10. Terms and conditions of the deal were not announced.

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Posted Nov. 30, 2010
Merling has been activated by the Miami Dolphins less than four months after an Achilles' tendon injury that was feared to be season-ending.||||||| Merling had 33 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks last season. He was hurt shortly before training camp began and went on the reserve non-football injury list in August. His return bolsters depth at end, where the Dolphins lost top draft pick Jared Odrick to a season-ending foot injury after he played only one game.
Posted May 28, 2010
Defensive end Phillip Merling was in practice with the Miami Dolphins on Friday, less than 24 hours being freed from jail following an aggravated battery charge against a pregnant woman.||||||| He was arrested in Weston, Fla. on Wednesday, then released from Broward County Jail on Thursday afternoon after posting $15,000 bond. The court ordered him to have no direct or indirect contact with the woman, who is his girlfriend, along with other restrictions like banning him from possessing firearms while out on bond.

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