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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 QB Griffin, Patriots DE Jones named Rookies of the Month

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
The NFL named Redskins QB Robert Griffin III and Patriots DE Chandler Jones the Rookies of the Month for September.

Key matchup: Redskins QB Robert Griffin III vs. Falcons defense

Posted Oct. 03, 2012 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
The Falcons' defense will have its hands full with another dual-threat quarterback after struggling against Cam Newton in Week Four.

NFC East Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
At the quarter pole, the Eagles, Giants and Redskins and Cowboys are all at .500 or better.

RG3 leads 'Skins in dramatic win over Bucs

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 10:31 p.m. ET
Rpbert Griffin III helped lead the Redskins down the field in the final minute, setting up Billy Cundiff to redeem himself with a game-winning field goal.

Bucs-Redskins blacked out in Tampa

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Sunday’s Buccaneers-Redskins game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay will be blacked out on local television.

Redskins place RB Helu on I.R., sign Grant

Posted Sept. 26, 2012 @ 11:49 a.m. ET
The Redskins placed RB Roy Helu on injured reserve Wednesday and announced the signing of veteran RB Ryan Grant.

Report: Redskins to sign RB Grant

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
The Redskins will sign former Packers RB Ryan Grant, according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora.

Redskins OLT Williams has bone bruise

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
Redskins OLT Trent Williams has a bone bruise in his right knee. An MRI is negative and he is day-to-day, Mike Shanahan told reporters.

NFC East Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
The Giants and Eagles are heading in opposite directions; the Cowboys clawed back; and the Redskins lost again.

Bengals hang on to beat Redskins

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
Andy Dalton completed 19-of-27 passes for 328 yards and three touchdowns Sunday to lead the Bengals to a 38-31 win over Robert Griffin III and the Redskins.

Griffin's load gets heavier with defensive injuries

Posted Sept. 20, 2012 @ 6:37 p.m. ET
Replacing Adam Carriker and Brian Orakpo won't just fall on Redskins defenders — RG3 will be asked to pick up more of the slack, fairly or not.

Former NFL RB Stephen Davis arrested

Posted Sept. 20, 2012 @ 3:11 p.m. ET
Stephen Davis has been arrested after officials say he was operating a nightclub even though its business license had been revoked.

Redskins' Haslett received contract extension

Posted Sept. 20, 2012 @ noon ET
Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan told reporters Wednesday that defensive coordinator Jim Haslett received a contract extension.

Redskins WR Morgan deals with Twitter death threats

Posted Sept. 19, 2012 @ 2:42 p.m. ET
Joshua Morgan has received death threats on Twitter because of his fourth-quarter blunder in the loss to the Rams.

Redskins put Orakpo and Carriker on I.R., sign two

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 3:49 p.m. ET
The Redskins have placed LB Brian Orakpo and DE Adam Carriker on injured reserve, and signed two players.

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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