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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

Bengals put C Cook on I.R. recall; sign TE Quinn

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
Bengals C Kyle Cook received the “designated to return” injury label, allowing him to be placed on injured reserve with the option of being reactivated later.

Report: Redskins S Jackson suspended indefinitely

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
Redskins S Tanard Jackson has been suspended indefinitely with a review in a year for violating the league’s drug policy.

Jets claim P Lanning off waivers

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 6:40 p.m. ET
The Jets claimed P Spencer Lanning off waivers from the Browns, creating competition for second-year P T.J. Conley.

Redskins release TE Cooley

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
The Redskins released TE Chris Cooley on Tuesday. Cooley went to two Pro Bowls in his time with the 'Skins.

Redskins add Cundiff, part ways with Gano

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 9:13 a.m. ET
The Redskins have agreed to a deal with former Ravens PK Billy Cundiff, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Tuesday.

Redskins cut PK Rackers, trade CB Barnes

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 6:47 p.m. ET
Graham Gano won the Redskins' PK competition with Neil Rackers, as the team cut Rackers. It also traded CB Kevin Barnes to Detroit.

Redskins ORT Brown has hip surgery

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Redskins ORT Jammal Brown has undergone another surgery on his left hip, ruling him out for 4-6 more weeks.

Former Redskins RB Portis to retire

Posted Aug. 21, 2012 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
Former Redskins RB Clinton Portis will announce his retirement at Redskins Park on Thursday, the team announced.

Chalk this up as knowledge for Redskins' Griffin

Posted Aug. 19, 2012 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
Robert Griffin III needed a rough game like Saturday loss to the Bears. He says he can take something positive away from it.

Orakpo, Meriweather to have MRIs

Posted Aug. 19, 2012 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo and SS Brandon Meriweather will undergo MRIs after leaving the team's preseason loss to the Bears with injuries.

Redskins NT Neild done for 2012 with torn ACL

Posted Aug. 14, 2012 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
Redskins NT Chris Neild suffered a torn ACL in Monday’s practice and will miss the rest of the season.

Redskins rookie RGIII displays Spider-Man, Hulk

Posted Aug. 14, 2012 @ 1 p.m. ET
The Redskins opened their locker room to reporters for the first time Tuesday, revealing an RGIII cubbyhole with six figurines, including Spider-Man and the Hulk.

Gano, Rackers battling to be Redskins kicker

Posted Aug. 11, 2012 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
One of four preseason games down and the Redskins are no closer to resolving their kicking competition.

Haslett's future with Redskins still undetermined

Posted Aug. 06, 2012 @ 11:01 a.m. ET
Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett might need another strong season in D.C. to ensure his return in 2013.

DE Balmer absent from Redskins camp

Posted Aug. 02, 2012 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
Former first-round pick DE Kentwan Balmer was not at Redskins training camp for a second day in a row.

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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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