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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

Williams MRI shows no structural damage

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 12:45 p.m. ET
An MRI showed no structural damage to the left knee of Redskins OLT Trent Williams.

Rackers FG gives Texans OT win over Redskins

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 8:22 p.m. ET
Neil Rackers kicked a 35-yard field goal with 3:24 left in overtime, and Matt Schaub's 497 set a franchise record Sunday as the Houston Texans improved to 2-0 with a 30-27 win over the Washington Redskins.

Report: Redskins OLT Williams suffers knee sprain

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 8:14 p.m. ET
The Redskins' top pick from the 2010 draft, OLT Trent Williams, left the Week Two game against the Texans with a sprained knee.

Reports: Haynesworth inactive for Week Two

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
Redskins NT Albert Haynesworth is expected to be inactive for the Redskins' Week Two game vs. the Texans.

Redskins feel good about OLT Williams

Posted Sept. 17, 2010 @ 12:26 p.m. ET
You probably couldn't have asked for more out of OLT Trent Williams in his first pro game, standing up well to Cowboys OLB DeMarcus Ware.

Portis comments on Jets investigation

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
Clinton Portis tells Washington radio that a woman will always feel out-of-place in NFL locker rooms because of the male-to-female ratio.

Lack of weapons in Washington makes McNabb a dud

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
The biggest trade of the offseason saw QB Donovan McNabb go from Philadelphia to Washington. But while the Redskins had hoped McNabb would be the answer to their offensive woes, that wasn't the case in Week One.

Cowboys' offense fails to finish drives at Washington

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
The Cowboys had a healthy 380 yards of offense but scored only seven points in a loss to the Redskins.

McNabb wins in Redskins debut, 13-7 over Cowboys

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 11:49 p.m. ET
DeAngelo Hall returned a fumble 32 yards for a touchdown to end the first half, and the Washington Redskins needed an end-of-game penalty to hold off the Dallas Cowboys 13-7 Sunday night.

Redskins table Haynesworth drama

Posted Sept. 11, 2010 @ 6:59 p.m. ET
Head coach Mike Shanahan said that DT Albert Haynesworth will be a Redskin — at least through Week One — but we're hearing that the trade talk might be overblown.

Shanahan: Haynesworth will be Redskin this week

Posted Sept. 08, 2010 @ 4:37 p.m. ET
Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan did not deny trade talks involving DT Albert Haynesworth but did say that the embattled player would remain with the team at least through this week.

Good news: Cowboys expect Bryant to play Week One

Posted Sept. 08, 2010 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
NFL Network's Jason La Canfora is reporting that Cowboys WR Dez Bryant will make his NFL debut Week One against the Redskins.

Reports: Cowboys' Colombo, Kosier not practicing

Posted Sept. 08, 2010 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
Cowboys ORT Marc Colombo missed practice on Wednesday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported, and could miss Sunday's game as he battles back from right knee surgery.

Reports: Redskins talking trade with Titans about DT Haynesworth

Posted Sept. 07, 2010 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
Reports indicate the Redskins are discussing trading disgrunteld DT Albert Haynesworth to his former team, the Titans.

McNabb to start Sunday for Redskins

Posted Sept. 07, 2010 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
Donovan McNabb's ankle isn't fully healed, but the QB is healthy enough to make his Washington debut.

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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