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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

Shanahan: McNabb not fit enough to run two-minute drill

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 5:55 p.m. ET
On Monday, Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan told reporters McNabb was not in good enough shape to run a two-minute offense with no timeouts.

Shanahan's message to McNabb couldn't be clearer

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 1:54 p.m. ET
It was significant that Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan would bench QB Donovan McNabb, the man whom he traded for this offseason, when the game hung in the balance.

Dissecting the benching of Donovan McNabb

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 4:01 a.m. ET
The decision to bench a star quarterback in crunch time could leave an irreparable ripple in the relationship between Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan and Donovan McNabb that could set the stage for a younger franchise quarterback in Washington.

Stafford lifts Lions to 37-25 win over Redskins

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 5:08 p.m. ET
Matthew Stafford's fourth touchdown pass converted a fourth down with 3:12 left and the Detroit Lions scored nine points in 14 seconds to turn a closely contested game into a 37-25 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Haynesworth: Not a good fit in 3-4

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 3:41 p.m. ET
Albert Haynesworth said prior to the Week Eight game against the Lions what many had thought all along: "I'm not good enough to play the 3-4."

Redskins RB Portis still a couple weeks away

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 5:34 p.m. ET
Redskins RB Clinton Portis is likely two weeks away from seriously testing his injured groin, according to The Washington Post.

Hall shines, but Haynesworth steps up

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
NT-DE Albert Haynesworth turned in his best performance as a Redskin — not just this season but including last year as well — in the 'Skins' 17-14 victory over the Bears Sunday.

Cutler throws four picks in Bears' loss to Redskins

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
DeAngelo Hall tied an NFL record with four interceptions, running one back 92 yards for a touchdown, and the Washington Redskins sacked Jay Cutler four times while forcing five turnovers in a 17-14 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

Redskins TE Davis not making expected impact

Posted Oct. 23, 2010 @ 8:31 p.m. ET
Although he's considered a big-time talent, Washington TE Fred Davis hasn't shown enough this season for the coaches to showcase him as a receiver.

Redskins CB Rogers not ducking hands question

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
The lasting image of the Redskins' loss to the Colts in Week Six was the team's dropped interceptions, two by CB Carlos Rogers.

Report: Hall and Haslett have confrontation

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 1:58 p.m. ET
Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall and defensive coordinator Jim Haslett got into a confrontation on Tuesday over pass coverage instructions, according to a report in the Washington Post.

Rewind: Remembering the Ricky Williams trade

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
Mike Beacom examines the infamous trade Mike Ditka executed on Draft Day 1999 to select Ricky Williams. After all these years, has Williams finally proven Ditka right? Was he worth all those picks?

Report: Titans, Redskins unable to agree on deal for Haynesworth

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 2:58 a.m. ET
The Titans tried to acquire Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth before the 4 p.m. ET Tuesday trade deadline, but the two teams couldn't agree on the compensation, the Tennessean reported.

Redskins-Bears matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Oct. 19, 2010 @ 7:17 p.m. ET
Pressure off the edge has given the Bears' pass protection trouble all season, and it will have another disruptive rusher to contend with this week in Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo.

Redskins' defense missed opportunities against Colts

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 7:02 p.m. ET
The Redskins can point directly to (at least) two missed interceptions, along with a few other defensive missteps, as the reason they could not beat the Colts.

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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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