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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 TE Cooley (concussion) will see a specialist

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 6:52 p.m. ET
Redskins TE Chris Cooley will see a specialist after suffering a concussion in Sunday night's loss to the Colts.

NBC wins ratings battle vs. playoff baseball

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 12:40 p.m. ET
Sunday night's Colts-Redskins game drew a 13.2 overnight TV rating, as NBC's number continue to go up while airing against playoff baseball.

Redskins TE Cooley leaves game with concussion

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
Redskins TE Chris Cooley left Sunday night's game in the second half because of a concussion.

Manning throws for over 300 yards in Colts win over Redskins

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 11:51 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning threw for 307 yards and two touchdowns Sunday night, leading the Indianapolis Colts to a 27-24 win over the Washington Redskins.

Haynesworth among Redskins inactives

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 7:34 p.m. ET
Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth has been declared inactive for Sunday night's game against the Colts.

Fired Minnesota coach Brewster could return to NFL

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
An NFL insider has told PFW that Tim Brewster, who was fired Sunday as head coach at the University of Minnesota, could resurface in the NFL as an offensive assistant.

Brown, Gonzalez don't travel with Colts

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 6:39 p.m. ET
The Colts will be without RB Donald Brown (hamstring), WR Anthony Gonzalez (ankle) and DB Jacob Lacey (foot) for their Sunday-night game against the Redskins.

Redskins want to better utilize speedy Armstrong

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
With undrafted first-year WR Anthony Armstrong making the most of his occasional touches, Washington wants to get the ball in his hands more often, according to NFC East Whispers.

Redskins give Landry a chance to shine

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 10:01 a.m. ET
Redskins SS LaRon Landry is playing his best football yet, making a ton of tackles and leading a resurgent group that got out of the gate slowly.

Colts face RB questions

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
The Colts' top three running backs — Joseph Addai, Donald Brown and Mike Hart — all face injury questions heading into the Week Six matchup vs. the Redskins.

Hidden factors keyed Redskins' win

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
Donovan McNabb had a great passing day and the Redskins' defense stepped up in their overtime win over the Packers. But a lot of factors, some more obvious than others, played a part in the 16-13 victory.

Redskins top Packers in overtime

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 5:23 p.m. ET
LaRon Landry's diving interception set up Graham Gano's 33-yard field goal 6:54 into overtime Sunday, and the Redskins battled back from a 10-point fourth-quarter hole for a 16-13 win over the Packers.

Haynesworth will miss game to attend memorial

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 10:30 a.m. ET
Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth will miss Sunday's game against the Packers to attend a memorial motorcycle ride for his half brother who was killed last week in a motorcycle accident.

Redskins' Torain tries to shed injury label

Posted Oct. 09, 2010 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
Now that he has a starting opportunity with Clinton Portis out 4-6 weeks, Redskins RB Ryan Torain must prove he can stay in the lineup.

Report: Redskins cut WR Thomas

Posted Oct. 09, 2010 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
Washington has cut WR Devin Thomas, who has no catches on the season, according to an ESPN report.

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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