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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

Keep close eye on Packers' new veteran D-linemen

Posted July 20, 2012 @ 3:21 p.m. ET
We hear it would be a big mistake to underestimate any of the three free-agent veteran defensive linemen signed by the Packers.

Packers sign DE Merling

Posted May 23, 2012 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
The Packers signed former Dolphins DE Phillip Merling on Wednesday and released TE Cameron Ford and QB Nick Hill.

Merling gets cut by Dolphins

Posted April 23, 2012 @ 12:08 p.m. ET
Phillip Merling, who made five starts for Miami during his four professional seasons, was cut on Monday.

Dolphins re-up with pair of RFAs

Posted April 10, 2012 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
Dolphins DL Phillip Merling and OT Lydon Murtha signed their restricted free-agent tenders on Tuesday, officially keeping them in Miami for the 2012 season.

Odrick a sleeper on stout Dolphins D-line

Posted May 18, 2011 @ 7:11 p.m. ET
The Dolphins' D-line had a very successful 2010 season and should be even better in 2011 with a healthy Jared Odrick on the end.

Merling's unexpected return brings depth to Dolphins' D-line

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 10:35 a.m. ET
The Dolphins could surprisingly get DE Phillip Merling back from injury before the season ends and he should get a chance to prove he will be a factor along the D-line in 2011.

Merling activated by Dolphins; Ramsey cut

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 7:37 p.m. ET
The Dolphins activated DE Phillip Merling from their reserve/non-football injury list just minutes before a deadline that would have kept him on the sideline for the rest of the season. Third-string QB Patrick Ramsey was waived to create space ...

Dolphins place OT Garner on I.R.

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 7:18 p.m. ET
The Dolphins placed backup OT Nate Garner on injured reserve and DE Phillip Merling on the reserve/non-football injury list Tuesday.

Injured Dolphins DE Merling facing pay cut

Posted Aug. 01, 2010 @ 12:41 p.m. ET
The first two seasons of Dolphins DE Phillip Merling's career were disappointing and things have not gone well for him since the 2009 season ended.

Reports: Dolphins DE Merling out for season

Posted July 23, 2010 @ 9:22 a.m. ET
Dolphins DE Phillip Merling will miss the 2010 season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon, reports indicate.

Merling lands in Dolphins' doghouse

Posted July 18, 2010 @ 9:21 a.m. ET
According to "AFC Whispers," Dolphins DE Phillip Merling is on thin ice with the Miami coaching staff, not only after an arrest for aggravated battery this offseason but also for his disappointing play on the field.

Dolphins DE Merling arrested

Posted May 27, 2010 @ 11:19 a.m. ET
Dolphins DE Phillip Merling was arrested Wednesday night after a domestic dispute with his pregnant girlfriend.

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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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