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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 sign WR Furrey; release four

Posted June 09, 2010 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
The Redskins made a series of roster moves Wednesday, most notably signing WR Mike Furrey.

Redskins face major changes on special teams

Posted May 28, 2010 @ 4:10 p.m. ET
Nearly as drastic as the changes on offense and defense this offseason has been the difference in special-teams personnel.

Report: Redskins’ Moss linked to HGH doctor

Posted May 20, 2010 @ 3:22 p.m. ET
Redskins WR Santana Moss has been named as one of several professional athletes with ties to Canadian doctor Anthony Galea, who has been charged with smuggling and distributing human growth hormone, according to various published reports.

Redskins sign DL Holliday

Posted May 17, 2010 @ 10:31 a.m. ET
The Redskins announced Monday that they have signed free-agent DL Vonnie Holliday, who played in all 16 games with the Broncos last season.

Orakpo likely to increase sack total

Posted May 16, 2010 @ 11:30 a.m. ET
According to "Whispers," OLB Brian Orakpo's role in Redskins coordinator Jim Haslett's new defense could enable him to significantly improve on his 11-sack rookie season.

Redskins WR Moss sidelined after knee surgery

Posted May 08, 2010 @ 2:46 p.m. ET
A report from the Washington Post says that Redskins WR Santana Moss had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee this offseason and will be sidelined until June.

Redskins release Montgomery, Mitchell, three others

Posted May 03, 2010 @ 12:26 p.m. ET
The Redskins released five players Monday, including DL Anthony Montgomery, WRs Marko Mitchell and James Robinson and RBs Anthony Alridge and P.J. Hill.

Galloway, Wade not crucial Redskins additions

Posted April 30, 2010 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
The Redskins have been active in free agency, and signing WRs Joey Galloway and Bobby Wade is a good example of the new approach.

Redskins sign two veteran wide receivers

Posted April 29, 2010 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
The Redskins announced Thursday that they have signed free-agent WRs Joey Galloway and Bobby Wade.

Redskins sign DE Scott

Posted April 27, 2010 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
The Redskins have signed free-agent DE Darrion Scott, who played for Jim Haslett in the UFL.

2010 draft choices by team: Redskins

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 10:41 p.m. ET
Here are the players who were chosen by the Washington Redskins in the 2010 NFL draft.

Redskins trade QB Campbell to Raiders

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
The Redskins sent QB Jason Campbell to the Raiders for a 2012 fourth-round pick, reports indicate.

Williams fits what Shanahan wants

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 8:20 p.m. ET
OT Trent Williams is a classic fit for a Mike Shanahan zone offense with the feet and the lateral ability to move well to be a perfect fit in this kind of system. But does he want to be great?

Redskins beef up D-line with Carriker, Green

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
While the status of disgruntled DT Albert Haynesworth remains in limbo, the Redskins have started to stockpile DL help.

Rams trade Carriker to Redskins, sign RFA Ryan

Posted April 20, 2010 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
The Rams remained busy on the DT front Tuesday, trading former first-round draft pick Adam Carriker to the Redskins and signing starting DT Clifton Ryan to a one-year tender offer.

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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