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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

Assessing where Redskins, Seahawks, Bills stand

Posted Jan. 24, 2010 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
With only three teams having hired new head coaches since the end of the season, NFList looks at the pros and cons facing the new field bosses in Buffalo, Seattle and Washington.

Redskins begin process of remaking O-line

Posted Jan. 22, 2010 @ 10:47 a.m. ET
The Redskins made two moves last week that were the first steps in the rebuilding of the offensive line, which was one of the worst units on the team this past season.

Would Haslett consider 3-4 for Redskins?

Posted Jan. 14, 2010 @ 1:31 p.m. ET
One of the interesting possibilities for new Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett could be the inclusion of some 3-4 looks and schemes in Washington.

Eagles hire April to coach special teams

Posted Jan. 14, 2010 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
The Eagles landed highly regarded special-teams coordinator Bobby April, signing him before the Redskins or any other team could land him.

Redskins hire Haslett to coordinate defense

Posted Jan. 13, 2010 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
The Redskins agreed to a deal with former Rams and Saints head coach Jim Haslett to be the team's defensive coordinator, according to various reports.

Redskins' Bugel retires after 32 years in NFL

Posted Jan. 13, 2010 @ 12:03 p.m. ET
Redskins assistant Joe Bugel, who spent 15 of his 32 NFL seasons coaching with the team, announced his retirement on Wednesday.

Rooney Rule has failed yet again

Posted Jan. 12, 2010 @ 1 p.m. ET
The Steelers point to head coach Mike Tomlin as proof that the Rooney Rule works, but most teams appear to sidestep the rule, writes Eric Edholm.

Could Redskins' Portis, Campbell both be gone?

Posted Jan. 07, 2010 @ 6:31 p.m. ET
There was a clear division between what new Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said about QB Jason Campbell and RB Clinton Portis, both of whom have questionable futures in Washington.

Redskins introduce Shanahan as coach

Posted Jan. 06, 2010 @ 2:28 p.m. ET
Standing before a packed media room, new Redskins GM Bruce Allen introduced new head coach Mike Shanahan and said, "Ladies and gentlemen, we've got our man."

Shanahan becomes Redskins' new head coach

Posted Jan. 05, 2010 @ 10:16 p.m. ET
The Redskins have moved quickly to change their on-field leadership, firing head coach Jim Zorn early Monday and completing contract negotiations with Mike Shanahan on Tuesday evening as the long-rumored successor.

No surprise: Redskins fire Zorn

Posted Jan. 04, 2010 @ 5:56 a.m. ET
The Redskins fired head coach Jim Zorn early Monday morning after their return from Sunday's game in San Diego, GM Bruce Allen has confirmed.

Redskins' Campbell prepares for unknown future

Posted Jan. 01, 2010 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
There have been no indications that QB Jason Campbell will be a Redskin next season, though it's difficult to say what will happen to him until a new coach is hired.

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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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