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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

Torain could be this year’s playoff surprise

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 1:11 p.m. ET
Each season, a couple players come out of nowhere to be darlings of the fantasy playoffs. In 2010, one of those players could be Redskins RB Ryan Torain.

Freeman leads Bucs back again in 17-16 win

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Tampa Bay's Connor Barth made all three of his field goals, and Josh Freeman led a fourth-quarter comeback for the fifth time this season in Sunday's 17-16 victory.

Report: Grossman prepped to replace McNabb on Sunday

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
Fox Sports' Jay Glazer is reporting that the Redskins are prepping backup QB Rex Grossman to play Sunday if starter Donovan McNabb struggles.

Redskins' change of defense hasn't paid off

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
The Albert Haynesworth no-show this season has underscored what has been a miserable defensive season for Washington in most respects.

McIntosh still adjusting to Redskins' 3-4 'D'

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
Like many of his teammates, it's taking considerable time for LB Rocky McIntosh to adapt to Washington's new 3-4 defense, according to NFC East Whispers.

Haynesworth suspended for final four games

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
The Redskins have suspended DL Albert Haynesworth without pay for the remainder of the regular season for "conduct detrimental to the club."

Redskins at wit's end with Haynesworth

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
Reports have surfaced that the Redskins could release DT Albert Haynesworth, but it makes little sense to cut him now and get nothing in return.

Jacobs, Bradshaw run all over Redskins

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw  turned Sunday's meeting with the Washington Redskins into a rout, rushing for all four touchdowns and 200 yards in a 31-7 Giants victory.

Haynesworth out with illness

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 11:47 a.m. ET
Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth will miss the team's Week 13 game vs. the Giants with an illness.

Redskins must piece together running game

Posted Dec. 04, 2010 @ 9:10 p.m. ET
The Redskins must live with what they have in the backfield and the offensive line, but changes are expected in the rushing attack for next season.

Report: Redskins to be without SS Landry, CB Rogers on Sunday

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
The Redskins will be without SS LaRon Landry and CB Carlos Rogers against the Giants on Sunday, according to Ryan O'Halloran of CSN-Washington.

Report: RB coach Bieniemy wanted at Colorado

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
The Denver Post is reporting that Vikings RB coach Eric Bieniemy could be in line to be the offensive coordinator at University of Colorado if Redskins TE coach Jon Embree accepts the school's head-coaching position. Embree has reportedly been ...

NFL assistants on Colorado's radar

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
The University of Colorado has offered its head-coaching job to Redskins TE coach Jon Embree, according to The Denver Post. Vikings RB coach Eric Bieniemy is a likely candidate to be the team's offensive coordinator, the newspaper reported as ...

Redskins' run game deteriorating

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 5:28 p.m. ET
The Redskins couldn't get anything going on the ground in Sunday's loss to the Vikings, and they might not have the pieces to get much better this season.

Frazier wins Viking debut, top 'Skins 17-13

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 4:37 p.m. ET
New Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier started of his career a winner, as Brett Favre led two scoring drives in a 17-13 victory over the Redskins.

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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