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  Redskins | Release two    Tue Oct 1, 12:26 PM

The Washington Redskins released DE Phillip Merling and PK John Potter Tuesday, Oct. 1.

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  Redskins | Week 4 Inactives    Sun Sep 29, 03:08 PM

The Washington Redskins have declared DL Jarvis Jenkins, TE Jordan Reed, SS Jose Gumbs, OG Josh LeRibeus, PK Kai Forbath, DL Phillip Merling, QB Rex Grossman inactive for Week 4.

Footballguys view: Fred Davis is active and he could get his foot back in the door of this offense with the rookie Reed inactive.

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  Redskins | Six signed to futures contracts    Wed Jan 9, 12:05 AM

The Washington Redskins signed NT Chigbo Anunoby, DL Dominique Hamilton, FB Eric Kettani, CB Korey Lindsey, DE Phillip Merling and TE DeAngelo Peterson to futures contracts Tuesday, Jan. 8.

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  Titans | Two linemen worked out     Wed Oct 31, 01:37 PM

The Tennessee Titans worked out free-agent DL Jonathan Fanene (Patriots) and DE Phillip Merling (Packers) this week.

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  Packers | Phillip Merling cut loose    Sat Oct 6, 08:57 PM

The Green Bay Packers released DE Phillip Merling Saturday, Oct. 6.

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  Packers | Week 4 Inactives    Sun Sep 30, 03:06 PM

The Green Bay Packers have declared CB Davon House, TE DJ Williams, RB James Starks, WR Jarrett Boykin, DL Phillip Merling, SS Sean Richardson, LB Terrell Manning inactive for Week 4.

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  Packers | Phillip Merling just edged out Daniel Muir    Sun Sep 2, 10:48 PM

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson said Sunday, Sept. 2, that it was a tough call between DLs Phillip Merling and Daniel Muir, but ultimately Merling's size and power outranked Muir's quickness and energy.

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  Packers | Three DEs may be fight for one spot    Sun Jun 17, 05:21 PM

Green Bay Packers DEs Anthony Hargrove, Phillip Merling and Daniel Muir may compete for one roster spot during training camp. There is also a chance that all three will not make the final roster.

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  Packers | Roster moves    Wed May 23, 12:19 PM

The Green Bay Packers signed free-agent DL Phillip Merling (Dolphins) to an undisclosed deal Wednesday, May 23, and released TE Cameron Ford and QB Nick Hill.

Footballguys view: Merling's not the same player he used to be after suffering an Achilles' injury in 2010. However, he's worth taking a shot on as the team looks for better depth on the D-Line.

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  Dolphins | Phillip Merling to be released     Mon Apr 23, 11:11 AM

The Miami Dolphins are expected to release DL Phillip Merling Monday, April 23, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Interesting move here considering the Dolphins just signed him to a one-year, $1.26MM deal last month. He's failed to live up to expectations since the Dolphins selected him at 32nd overall in the 2008 NFL Draft. He has registered a sack in two years as injuries and inconsistencies have limited his productivity. Expect a team like the Jets or the Raiders to give him another shot.

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  Dolphins | Phillip Merling signs RFA tender    Wed Apr 11, 02:02 AM

The Miami Dolphins signed DL Phillip Merling to his restricted free agent tender Tuesday, April 10.

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  Dolphins | Phillip Merling re-signed    Tue Mar 13, 03:33 PM

The Miami Dolphins placed the original-round tender on restricted free-agent DE Phillip Merling and he has signed the offer. He will receive a one-year deal worth $1.26 million.

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  Dolphins | Phillip Merling may hit open market    Tue Mar 13, 02:30 PM

The Miami Dolphins may allow DE Phillip Merling to become an unrestricted free agent to preserve some of their $15 million salary-cap space. The team could place a second-round tender on him, but he has fallen short of the team's expectations.

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  Dolphins | Week 10 Inactives    Sun Nov 13, 11:48 AM

The Miami Dolphins have declared DL Ikaika Alama-Francis, OG John Jerry, CB Nolan Carroll, DL Phillip Merling, RB Steve Slaton, OT Will Barker, TE Will Yeatman inactive for Week 10.

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  Dolphins | Week 9 Inactives    Sun Nov 6, 11:35 AM

The Miami Dolphins have declared DL Ikaika Alama-Francis, OG John Jerry, DL Phillip Merling, RB Steve Slaton, CB Vontae Davis, OT Will Barker, TE Will Yeatman inactive for Week 9.

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  Dolphins | Two ruled out for Week 9    Sat Nov 5, 10:08 PM

The Miami Dolphins have ruled out CB Vontae Davis (hamstring) and DL Phillip Merling (non-injury related) for the Week 9 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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  Dolphins | Week 8 Inactives    Sun Oct 30, 11:51 AM

The Miami Dolphins have declared WR Clyde Gates, RB Daniel Thomas, DL Phillip Merling, OG Richie Incognito, CB Vontae Davis, TE Will Yeatman, OT Will Barker inactive for Week 8.

Footballguys view: Reggie Bush and Lex Hilliard will get the work with Thomas out, but neither is a good play with Justin Tuck back this week.

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  Dolphins | Week 7 Inactives    Sun Oct 23, 11:56 AM

The Miami Dolphins have declared DL Ikaika Alama-Francis, DL Phillip Merling, SS Reshad Jones, OG Ryan Cook, RB Steve Slaton, TE Will Yeatman, OT Will Barker inactive for Week 7.

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  Dolphins | Week 6 Inactives    Mon Oct 17, 07:45 PM

The Miami Dolphins have declared SS Chris X. Clemons, DL Ikaika Alama-Francis, DL Phillip Merling, OG Ryan Cook, RB Steve Slaton, OT Will Barker, TE Will Yeatman inactive for Week 6.

Footballguys view: Daniel Thomas is active and he should get a lot of touches as long as his hamstring responds.

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  Dolphins | Three players ruled out for Week 6    Sun Oct 16, 06:53 PM

Miami Dolphins TE Will Yeatman (shoulder), DE Phillip Merling (undisclosed) and SS Chris X. Clemons (hamstring) have been ruled out for Week 6.

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  Dolphins | Tony McDaniel or Phillip Merling might sit in Week 6    Sat Oct 15, 11:01 PM

Everyone along the Miami Dolphins defensive line is healthy, so that means either DLs Tony McDaniel (hand) or Phillip Merling will likely be a healthy scratch.

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  Dolphins | Week 3 Inactives    Sun Sep 25, 11:43 AM

The Miami Dolphins have declared DL Ikaika Alama-Francis, DL Phillip Merling, WR Roberto Wallace, OG Ryan Cook, DL Tony McDaniel, CB Vontae Davis, TE Will Yeatman inactive for Week 3.

Footballguys view: Greg Little could break out this week with no Davis, the most physically formidable corner for the Dolphins.

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  Dolphins | May consider trading Phillip Merling    Thu Sep 1, 03:39 PM

The Miami Dolphins may look to trade DE Phillip Merling before they decide on their final 53-man roster. He has a chance to make the roster if the team is not able to trade him.

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  Dolphins | Six players probable for Week 13    Fri Dec 3, 06:48 PM

Miami Dolphins C Joe Berger (knee), OTs Vernon Carey (knee) and Jake Long (knee), DE Phillip Merling (Achilles'), LB Karlos Dansby (toe) and SS Reshad Jones (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 3, according to Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. They are listed as probable for Week 13 and are expected to play.

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  Dolphins | Looking for Phillip Merling to lose some weight    Fri Dec 3, 12:46 PM

Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano said DE Phillip Merling has to lose some of the weight he gained while he was out with his Achilles' injury before using him in a game, reports Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Sparano said Merling will have to work on his technique before playing.

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  Dolphins | Five practice Thursday    Thu Dec 2, 04:35 PM

Miami Dolphins C Joe Berger (knee), OT Vernon Carey (knee), S Reshad Jones (ankle), OT Jake Long (knee) and DL Phillip Merling (Achilles') practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 2.

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  Dolphins | Five practice Wednesday    Wed Dec 1, 05:43 PM

Miami Dolphins C Joe Berger (knee), OT Vernon Carey (knee), S Reshad Jones (ankle), OT Jake Long (knee) and DL Phillip Merling (Achilles') practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 1.

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  Dolphins | Phillip Merling does not appear ready to go    Wed Dec 1, 10:23 AM

Miami Dolphins DE Phillip Merling (Achilles') is still limping around and appears a few weeks away from returning to playing in games, reports Mike Berardino. Merling has been targeting Week 14 for his return.

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  Dolphins | Phillip Merling activated from NFI List    Tue Nov 30, 07:25 PM

The Miami Dolphins activated DL Phillip Merling from the Reserve/Non-Football Injury List Tuesday, Nov. 30.

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  Dolphins | Charges against Phillip Merling dropped    Wed Nov 17, 09:09 AM

Prosecutors at the Broward State attorney's office have dropped felony aggravated battery charge against Miami Dolphins DE Phillip Merling, reports The Associated Press. Merling was charged for attacking his pregnant girlfriend, but prosecutors have not been able to able to get a hold of her to testify in the case.

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  Dolphins | Phillip Merling to join roster soon?    Wed Nov 10, 11:15 AM

Miami Dolphins DE Phillip Merling (Achilles') is telling friends he will be added to the active roster soon, a source told Mike Berardino, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Merling was placed on the Non-Football Injury list during training camp after injuring his Achilles' tendon. He has been out of a walking boot for several weeks and resumed light running about a month ago.

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  Dolphins | Phillip Merling close to returning?    Wed Nov 10, 02:00 AM

Miami Dolphins DE Phillip Merling (Achilles') has been walking without a protective boot for the last couple of weeks and has resumed light running, reports Mike Berardino, of The Sun-Sentinel. He is telling friends he is about to return to the team's active 53-man roster. Merling has to come off of the team's reserve/non-football injury list by Sunday, Nov. 14, in order to play this season. Having Merling return would help the team's defensive line, which has been hit with injury problems.

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  Dolphins | Phillip Merling placed on reserve/NFI list    Tue Aug 31, 05:39 PM

The Miami Dolphins have announced they have placed DE Phillip Merling (Achilles') on the reserve Non-Football Injury list.

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  Dolphins | Phillip Merling placed on NFI list    Sun Aug 1, 08:54 PM

The Miami Dolphins have placed DE Phillip Merling (Achilles') on the active/non-football injury list, reports Mike Berardino, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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  Dolphins | Unsure what to do with Phillip Merling    Fri Jul 30, 02:21 PM

The Miami Dolphins have not decided if they will place DE Phillip Merling (Achilles') on Injured Reserve or the Non-Football Injury list, reports Ben Volin, of the Palm Beach Post.

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  Dolphins | Phillip Merling likely out for season    Thu Jul 22, 08:46 PM

Miami Dolphins DE Phillip Merling (Achilles') suffered a serious Achilles' tendon injury this week, reports The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson, citing profootballtalk.com. A source close to Merling said he tore the Achilles' during a football workout and is expected to miss the season.

Footballguys view: Merling was already facing assault charges after an incident with his pregnant girlfriend, so this may win him the "worst offseason of the year" award. The Dolphins just happened to invest their first-round pick this year in Jared Odrick, who plays Merling's DE position. This news also increases the chance that Randy Starks stays at nose tackle, making him a solid sleeper in DT required leagues as long as his position designation changes in league software.

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  Dolphins | Phillip Merling facing felony charges    Mon Jul 19, 02:26 PM

Miami Dolphins DE Phillip Merling is facing felony aggravated assault charges after the state attorney's office in Broward County decided to file the charges upon the review of the evidence, reports Ben Volin, of the Palm Beach Post. Merling allegedly battered his pregnant girlfriend in May. Merling's attorney has already entered a not guilty plea and a jury trial as been requested.

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  Dolphins | Phillip Merling remains a starter    Sat May 29, 10:26 AM

Miami Dolphins DL Phillip Merling worked with the first-team defense at right defensive end during practice Friday, May 28, according to Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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  Dolphins | Tony Sparano plans meeting with Phillip Merling    Sat May 29, 10:12 AM

Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano said he plans to have a face-to-face meeting with DL Phillip Merling after he was arrested for aggravated battery on his pregnant girlfriend, according to Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Sparano said the team is working closely with the league, which could suspend Merling for violating the NFL's personal-conduct policy. A league official said the matter is being reviewed, and that the NFL has no further comment. 'We're going to let the process play itself out and see what the league decides down the road,' Sparano said. 'There's a lot of facts out there right now, a lot of information, and a lot of assumptions ... I'm not a judge. I'm going to gather (information). I'm going to sit down, visit with (Merling) and talk to him about my end of this thing, which I've done already.'

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  Dolphins | Phillip Merling practices Friday    Fri May 28, 10:03 PM

Miami Dolphins DE Phillip Merling took part in the team's practice Friday, May 28, reports The Associated Press. Merling was arrested Wednesday, May 26, following a charge of aggravated battery against a pregnant woman, who is his girlfriend. Merling was arrested from Broward County (Fla.) Jail on $15,000 bond and with orders that he stay away from the woman.

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  Dolphins | Phillip Merling arrested     Thu May 27, 12:56 PM

Miami Dolphins DE Phillip Merling was arrested Wednesday, May 26, and was charged with aggravated battery for allegedly striking a pregnant woman, report Rafael A. Olmeda and Mike Berardino, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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  Dolphins | Jared Odrick will get shot at unseating Phillip Merling    Sun May 9, 01:27 PM

Omar Kelly, of the Sun-Sentinel.com, reports Miami Dolphins DE Phillip Merling will enter training camp with the first shot at being the team's starting right defensive end. Rookie DE Jared Odrick, however, will be given every opportunity to beat him out.

Footballguys view: Odrick has great strength and athleticism, which makes him an intriguing prospect on the Dolphins defense. Earlier in his career Odrick did not play with consistency but seemed to get better in his final season at Penn State. Some in the scouting community compare him to Colts DT Fili Moala, and we'll see if he can unseat the veteran Merling.

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  Dolphins | Several competing with RE job    Wed May 5, 03:11 PM

Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins DEs Jared Odrick, Phillip Merling, Tony McDaniel and Lionel Dotson will compete for the starting right defensive end during training camp.

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  Dolphins | Jared Odrick likely at defensive end    Thu Apr 22, 10:57 PM

Miami Dolphins rookie DL Jared Odrick, who they selected in the first round, is expected to compete with DEs Phillip Merling and Kendall Langford for playing time, reports ESPN.com's Tim Graham. He is a strong run defender and be disruptive in the passing lanes.

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  Dolphins | Sparano sees improvement in Langford, Merling    Sun Jan 10, 03:18 PM

Barry Jackson, of the Miami Herald, reports Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano said he saw improvement from DEs Kendall Langford and Phillip Merling during the season. 'I see improvement. They provided hits on the quarterback. You don't see that in sacks, but you see the pressures,' Sparano said.

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  Dolphins | Merling not on injury report    Fri Oct 23, 05:43 PM

Miami Dolphins DE Phillip Merling (ankle) participated in practice Friday, Oct. 23. He is not on the injury report for Week 7 and is expected to play.

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  Dolphins | Merling practices Thursday    Thu Oct 22, 03:09 PM

Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins DE Phillip Merling (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 22. He is expected to play in Week 7.

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  Dolphins | Ayodele, Merling probable for Week 5    Sat Oct 10, 02:10 PM

Miami Dolphins LB Akin Ayodele (back) and DE Phillip Merling (ankle) fully participated in practice Saturday, Oct. 10. They are listed as probable for the team's Week 5 game.

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  Dolphins | Merling practices Friday    Fri Oct 9, 06:39 PM

Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins DE Phillip Merling (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 9. He is considered questionable for Week 5.

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  Dolphins | Three injured players practice Thursday    Thu Oct 8, 12:30 PM

CBSSports.com reports Miami Dolphins LB Joey Porter (hamstring), LB Akin Ayodele (back) and DE Phillip Merling (ankle) are participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 8.

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