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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

Haynesworth misses practice following death of half-brother

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 3:28 p.m. ET
Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth missed practice on Friday after the death of his half-brother.

Redskins sign P Smith

Posted Oct. 06, 2010 @ 6:10 p.m. ET
The Redskins have reached an agreement with P Hunter Smith.

RB Portis out 4-6 weeks

Posted Oct. 06, 2010 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
Redskins RB Clinton Portis is expected to miss four to six weeks with a third-degree groin separation.

Packers-Redskins matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 8:01 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups this week in advance of the Week Five Packers-Redskins game.

Portis doesn't think he'll play in Week Five

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 11:23 a.m. ET
Redskins RB Clinton Portis told a Washington radio station that he doesn't think his groin injury will be healthy enough for him to play in Week Five.

Redskins making offensive changes

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 7:41 p.m. ET
The Redskins have used the season's first quarter to find an identity on offense, but they appear to be leaning more toward the run after the win over the Eagles.

With Vick out, Redskins win McNabb Bowl

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 8:17 p.m. ET
Donovan McNabb threw for 125 yards and one touchdown, leading the Washington Redskins to a 17-12 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in his first game against his former team.

Redskins waive RB Williams, sign WR Banks

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
The Redskins waived RB Keiland Williams on Saturday and signed WR Brandon Banks from the team's practice squad.

Redskins struggling to execute Haslett's defense

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 10:03 p.m. ET
After a strong performance in Week One, coordinator Jim Haslett's Redskins defense has taken several steps back.

Rams top Redskins after losing Jackson

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 7:40 p.m. ET
Backup running back Kenneth Darby scored the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter, helping the St. Louis Rams overcome an injury to Steven Jackson and end a 14-game home losing streak with a 30-16 victory over the Washington Redskins on ...

Redskins P Bidwell hurt

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Redskins P Josh Bidwell was injured in pregame warm-ups and needed to be helped off the field by teammates an hour before the game vs. the Rams.

Redskins might call RB Williams' number

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
If you want to keep an eye on a player who could give the Redskins' offense a boost, it could be RB Keiland Williams.

Deadline passes for Chargers WR Jackson to be traded

Posted Sept. 22, 2010 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
The deadline imposed for Chargers WR Vincent Jackson to be traded, which would have allowed him to reduce his suspension from six games to four, has passed with no deal consummated.

Redskins cut RB Johnson, sign RB Simpson

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 5:46 p.m. ET
The Redskins cut two-time Pro Bowl RB Larry Johnson on Tuesday and signed RB Chad Simpson.

Redskins CB Hall: "This is my defense"

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 2:16 p.m. ET
DeAngelo Hall told the Washington media that he will be covering No. 1 wide receivers the rest of the season.

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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