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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

Moore has been pleasant surprise for Redskins

Posted Aug. 16, 2010 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
The Redskins have wanted to find a way to move LaRon Landry closer to the line of scrimmage, and the team might have found the solution with the emergence of Kareem Moore.

Reports: Westbrook will choose team soon

Posted Aug. 14, 2010 @ 10:04 p.m. ET
Reports are circulating that free-agent RB Brian Westbrook will make a decision Monday about which team he'll play for this season. Although one report said he'd choose the Rams, the team's contract negotiator refuted that.

Haynesworth passes Skins' conditioning test

Posted Aug. 07, 2010 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
Albert Haynesworth finally passed the Redskins' conditioning test Saturday morning.

Knee short-circuits Haynesworth's conditioning test

Posted Aug. 02, 2010 @ 10:47 p.m. ET
After bypassing his required conditioning drill over the weekend, Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth decided to give it another go Monday morning. However, after three back-and-forth sprints, the two-time All-Pro had to cut short the test when his knee began to ...

Redskins waive QB Brennan

Posted Aug. 02, 2010 @ 2:59 p.m. ET
After completing a trade with the Ravens to acquire QB John Beck earlier Monday, the Redskins announced that they have released QB Colt Brennan.

Redskins trade for QB Beck

Posted Aug. 02, 2010 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
The Redskins announced Monday that they acquired QB John Beck from the Ravens in exchange for CB Doug Dutch.

Grimm headed for 'Hog' heaven

Posted Aug. 02, 2010 @ 9:48 a.m. ET
For those of you relatively unfamiliar with “The Hogs,” PFW's Dan Arkush and Hall of Fame “Hog” Russ Grimm himself present the following history lesson.

Portis ahead in Redskins' RB battle

Posted Aug. 01, 2010 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
Clinton Portis is the favorite to win Washington's starting RB job, according to "NFC Whispers," despite having more competition this year than in recent seasons.

Haynesworth skips conditioning test

Posted July 31, 2010 @ 1:27 p.m. ET
A swollen knee has kept Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth from taking his conditioning test a third time. Haynesworth had some irritation in the knee, and doctors recommended that he not take the test today, head coach Mike Shanahan said.

McNabb says contract extension will happen

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
Redskins QB Donovan McNabb said he is not concerned about getting a new deal done, and our sources believe something will happen early in the regular season.

Redskins sign fourth overall pick OT Williams

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 8:51 a.m. ET
The Redskins announced Friday that they have signed first-round draft pick Trent Williams, an offensive tackle out of Oklahoma who was the fourth overall pick in the 2010 draft.

Reports: Haynesworth fails conditioning tests

Posted July 29, 2010 @ 2:23 p.m. ET
On Wednesday, Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said once-disgruntled DT Albert Haynesworth appeared to be in good shape, but he failed part of a conditioning test required of all players

Don't assume Haynesworth, Redskins will go on smoothly

Posted July 28, 2010 @ 11:58 p.m. ET
It has been my experience that it's not easy for some people to forget. So even now that Albert Haynesworth has said he's ready to report to camp, that might not be enough for some Redskins.

Reports: Haynesworth to report as happy camper

Posted July 28, 2010 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
Redskins DL Albert Haynesworth has not made a lot of friends in Washington this summer with his displeasure over his role with the team, but reports indicate he is ready to mend fences.

NFC East training-camp reports

Posted July 23, 2010 @ 10:13 a.m. ET
In the fifth part of our series of training-camp reports, we look at NFC East teams, including a Redskins club with newcomer Donovan McNabb at the helm.

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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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