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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

DL Golston signs tender with Redskins

Posted April 16, 2010 @ 8:38 p.m. ET
The Redskins announced Friday that they have re-signed restricted free-agent DL Kedric Golston. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Redskins sign OT Heyer, DL Montgomery

Posted April 14, 2010 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
The Redskins announced Wednesday that they have re-signed OT Stephon Heyer and DL Anthony Montgomery, both restricted free agents.

Redskins QB Campbell signs tender

Posted April 12, 2010 @ 6:52 p.m. ET
Redskins QB Jason Campbell signed his one-year, $3.1 million restricted free-agent tender Monday, taking him off the market but making him eligible to be traded.

Lions could be looking for other DT options

Posted April 09, 2010 @ 1:54 p.m. ET
The Lions would be interested in trading for Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth, who might or might not be available, but that interest speaks volumes about the No. 2 pick in the draft.

Eagles surprisingly deal McNabb to rival Redskins

Posted April 04, 2010 @ 8:21 p.m. ET
In what is the most surprising move of the entire NFL offseason, the Eagles have traded QB Donovan McNabb to the division-rival Redskins.

Buchanon sees opportunity with Redskins

Posted April 03, 2010 @ 8:38 p.m. ET
It made sense for the Redskins to move on free-agent CB Phillip Buchanon, given GM Bruce Allen's familiarity with Buchanon and that the corner could play a significant role.

Report: Redskins sign RB Parker

Posted April 02, 2010 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Multiple media outlets are reporting that the Redskins have signed veteran RB Willie Parker to a one-year deal.

Bradford clears way for blockbuster trade?

Posted March 30, 2010 @ 6 p.m. ET
Sam Bradford's pro-day workout Monday was so stellar that it may have driven up the price for an interested suitor in the trade market. Meanwhile, Northwestern DE Corey Wootton still has questions to answer after his pro-day workout.

Redskins sign CB Buchanon

Posted March 29, 2010 @ 3:07 p.m. ET
The Redskins announced Monday that they have signed unrestricted free-agent CB Philip Buchanon to a one-year deal.

QB job remains open in Washington

Posted March 26, 2010 @ 9:08 p.m. ET
Mike Shanahan has said that no starting quarterback will be named until training camp, leaving the team's plans very much up in the air.

Redskins re-sign LB-DE Wilson

Posted March 25, 2010 @ 2 p.m. ET
The Redskins announced they have re-signed LB-DE Chris Wilson.

Redskins sign P Bidwell

Posted March 23, 2010 @ 12:45 p.m. ET
The Redskins signed P Josh Bidwell on Tuesday.

Redskins sign QB Grossman

Posted March 17, 2010 @ 10:23 a.m. ET
The Redskins announced Wednesday that they have signed free-agent QB Rex Grossman. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Redskins agree to deal with Larry Johnson

Posted March 12, 2010 @ 5:27 p.m. ET
The Redskins and RB Larry Johnson have come to an agreement on a three-year contract, according to various published reports.

Redskins sign NT Kemoeatu

Posted March 10, 2010 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
The team has signed former Panthers NT Maake Kemoeatu to a reported two-year deal worth up to $7 million, though very little of it is guaranteed.

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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