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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 place DL Golston on I.R.

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
The Redskins promoted S Sha'reff Rashad and DL Joe Joseph to their active roster and placed DL Kedric Golston on injured reserve.

Grossman could have shot to be starter

Posted Dec. 25, 2010 @ 9:30 p.m. ET
There is a debate in Washington over whether QB Rex Grossman has a legitimate chance to make a claim on the Redskins’ starting job for next season.

Classy McNabb hiding true feelings about Redskins

Posted Dec. 25, 2010 @ 9:11 p.m. ET
Donovan McNabb has been judicious in not throwing his bosses under the bus, but that shouldn't obscure the inevitability of a parting of the ways in the near future, according to NFC East Whispers.

Jones-Drew's status for Sunday in question

Posted Dec. 24, 2010 @ 12:25 p.m. ET
The Jaguars may be without RB Maurice Jones-Drew for their must-win game against the Redskins on Sunday.

Shanahan responds to McNabb's agent

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 8:07 p.m. ET
Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan released a statement Thursday night in response to the one put out earlier by Donovan McNabb's agent, Fletcher Smith.

McNabb's agent lashes out at Shanahans

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
The mess involving Donovan McNabb and the Redskins took another turn on Thursday after comments made by McNabb's agent, Fletcher Smith.

Grossman impresses but still not Redskins' savior

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
For one game, Rex Grossman looked like a very potent NFL quarterback, but he's not the Redskins' future at the position.

Redskins an absolute mess

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 5:47 a.m. ET
One NFL personnel executive says many of the problems in Washington can be traced to the team's two coordinators, Jim Haslett and Kyle Shanahan.

Grossman’s first start since ’08 a stunner

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
When the Redskins announced they would start QB Rex Grossman this week over Donovan McNabb, the thought was that the passing game would take a step back. That could not have been anymore incorrect.

Buehler's late FG lifts Cowboys past Redskins

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
After letting a 20-point lead dissolve into a tie game, David Buehler bailed out the Cowboys by making a 39-yard field goal with 50 seconds left and the defense managed to make it hold up for a 33-30 victory Sunday ...

Redskins planning exit strategy with McNabb

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 3:16 a.m. ET
The Redskins have benched Donovan McNabb for the remainder of the season, and Mike Shanahan's decision will have a profound impact on the team's locker room.

Report: Grossman to start for Redskins on Sunday

Posted Dec. 17, 2010 @ 11:20 a.m. ET
QB Rex Grossman will replace Donovan McNabb as the Redskins' starter this Sunday in Dallas, according to Kelli Johnson of CSN Washington.

Redskins sign P Paulescu, DL Clark

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 9:57 a.m. ET
The Redskins officially signed P Sam Paulescu and also added DL Jeremy Clark on Thursday. They released P Hunter Smith.

Redskins replace P Smith after botched hold

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 6:37 p.m. ET
The Redskins signed P Sam Paulescu on Tuesday to replace P Hunter Smith.

Redskins place Landry on I.R.

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
The Redskins have placed SS LaRon Landry on injured reserve, ending a season that may have concluded in the Pro Bowl.

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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