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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

Redskins sign LB Kehl

Posted April 23, 2012 @ noon ET
The Redskins have agreed to a contract with LB Bryan Kehl. Terms and conditions of the deal were not announced.

NFL seeks to have appeals of cap reductions dismissed

Posted April 21, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
The NFL has asked an arbitrator to dismiss the appeals made by the Redskins and Cowboys of penalties that will reduce their salary caps.

LB Fletcher announces return to Redskins

Posted April 13, 2012 @ 6:53 p.m. ET
After weeks of negotiations, the Redskins finally reached a deal on Friday with free-agent MLB London Fletcher, who tweeted the announcement.

Redskins reach deal with S Jackson

Posted April 13, 2012 @ 12:09 p.m. ET
The Redskins continue to add to their secondary, agreeing to terms Friday with S Tanard Jackson.

Giants sign OT Locklear

Posted April 11, 2012 @ 3:38 p.m. ET
Veteran OT Sean Locklear will remain in the NFC East, signing with the Giants.

CB Torrence returns to Redskins

Posted April 10, 2012 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
Former Saints CB Leigh Torrence is returning to the Redskins, where he played from 2006-08.

Redskins add S Williams

Posted April 10, 2012 @ 3:29 p.m. ET
The Redskins, who lost a pair of safeties earlier in the offseason, added veteran depth at the position by agreeing to terms with free-agent FS Madieu Williams.

Redskins sign OL Lee

Posted April 09, 2012 @ 5:44 p.m. ET
The Redskins announced Monday that they signed former Buccaneers OL James Lee.

Washington Redskins

Posted April 05, 2012 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
Here are the Washington Redskins top three needs going into the draft, subject to any free-agent signings it may make before then.

Nationally-televised preseason schedule announced

Posted April 04, 2012 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
The NFL announced its 2012 preseason schedule on Wednesday and Peyton Manning’s first game as a Bronco will be in Chicago.

NFC East draft needs

Posted April 04, 2012 @ 9:55 a.m. ET
With the Redskins set to draft QB Robert Griffin III, Eric Edholm identifies the top three draft needs for all four teams in the NFC East.

Connecting the draft dots

Posted April 03, 2012 @ 2:14 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush offers a creative, draft-related perspective on five of the biggest NFL moves so far this offseason.

McNabb takes shots at Redskins coach Shanahan

Posted March 29, 2012 @ 9:50 p.m. ET
Ex-Redskins QB Donovan McNabb wonders whether Mike Shanahan will be able to get the most out of Robert Griffin III if Washington drafts him.

Reports: Rypien, other former players sue NFL

Posted March 27, 2012 @ 11:21 p.m. ET
Ex-NFL QB Mark Rypien alleges to have suffered "repeated traumatic" head injuries as a player in a lawsuit filed in federal court.

Owners vote to move forward with fines against Cowboys, Redskins

Posted March 27, 2012 @ 2:12 p.m. ET
The NFL owners voted 29-0 to uphold the salary-cap fines against the Redskins and Cowboys, NFL Network’s Albert Breer reported.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

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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