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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

Chudzinski, Wannstedt not making proper adjustments

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
Carolina's Rob Chudzinski and Buffalo's Dave Wannstedt are struggling to adjust; Adrian Peterson's incredible season; and more from Week Seven.

Eli rallies Giants to win over RG3, Redskins

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
Eli Manning threw a 77-yard scoring pass to Victor Cruz and the Giants overcame a late TD by Robert Griffin III to beat the Redskins, 27-23.

Redskins TE Davis out for the season with Achilles injury

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
Redskins TE Fred Davis was carted off the field in Sunday’s game against the Giants with a season-ending Achilles injury.

League fines Bills, Redskins for injury-reporting violations

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
The NFL fined the Bills and Redskins each $20,000 for violations of the league’s injury-reporting policy.

Key matchup: Redskins QB Robert Griffin III vs. Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell

Posted Oct. 18, 2012 @ 11:47 p.m. ET
The Giants must not blitz too much against a running threat such as Redskins QB Robert Griffin III.

NFC East Spin cycle: Giants, Redskins on collision course

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
Although the Cowboys and Eagles missed on late-game opportunities, the Giants and Redskins turned in statement victories.

RG3 helps Redskins snap home losing streak

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 7:51 p.m. ET
Robert Griffin III ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns and the Redskins snapped an eight-game home losing streak with a 38-26 win over the Vikings.

Redskins not changing approach with Griffin

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
The Redskins say they are not dramatically changing course with Robert Griffin III despite his concussion and repeated hits.

NFL Links: Texans' offense in no rush

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 11:24 a.m. ET
The Texans aren't conforming to the NFL's hurry-up trends, Alex Smith is suddenly a savior and Pete Carroll squares off with his old team.

Key matchup: Redskins RB Alfred Morris vs. Vikings' run defense

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 5:57 p.m. ET
The Redskins' impressive rookie runner Alfred Morris will face an improved Vikings defense.

Redskins release Cundiff, add Forbath

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
The Redskins released PK Billy Cundiff on Tuesday and signed PK Kai Forbath.

NFC East Spin Cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
The Giants gained ground in the NFC East race as the Redskins (who lost a QB) and Eagles (who might change QBs) fell in close games.

Falcons still unbeaten after win over 'Skins

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Michael Turner ran 13 yards for the go-ahead score with 2:46 to play in a 24-17 win over the Redskins.

Redskins QB Griffin, Chiefs QB Cassel injured Sunday

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III and Chiefs QB Matt Cassel left their respective games on Sunday with head injuries.

Redskins' run game thriving for many reasons

Posted Oct. 05, 2012 @ 10:55 a.m. ET
The Redskins have found answers across the board that have made their rushing attack one of the most potent in the NFL.

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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