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    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Mon., Oct. 27, 2014 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT Live Verizon Gametime Live Redskins pregame show hosted by Larry Michael LIVE from AT&T Stadium before the Redskins vs. Cowboys game on Monday, October 27, 2014.
  • Tue., Oct. 28, 2014 12:00 AM - 12:30 AM EDT Live Gruden Press Conference Redskins head coach Jay Gruden takes the podium following the Redskins vs. Cowboys game at AT&T Stadium on Monday, October 27, 2014.
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  • Tue., Oct. 28, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EDT Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Wed., Oct. 29, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EDT Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Thu., Oct. 30, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EDT Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Fri., Oct. 31, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EDT Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Sun., Nov. 02, 2014 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST Live Verizon Gametime Live Redskins pregame show hosted by Larry Michael LIVE from TCF Bank Stadium before the Redskins vs. Vikings game on Sunday, November 2, 2014.
  • Sun., Nov. 02, 2014 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM EST Live Gruden Press Conference Redskins head coach Jay Gruden takes the podium following the Redskins vs. Vikings game at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday, November 2, 2014.

Players

Phillip Merling
DE #93
Height:
6-5
Weight:
315
College:
Clemson
Experience:
4

Transactions:

  • Originally selected by the Miami Dolphins in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.
  • Resigned with the Miami Dolphins on April 11, 2012.
  • Signed with the Green Bay Packers as a free agent on May 23, 2012.
  • Signed a Reserves/Futures contract with the Washington Redskins on January 8, 2013.  

Transactions:

  • Originally selected by the Miami Dolphins in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.
  • Resigned with the Miami Dolphins on April 11, 2012.
  • Signed with the Green Bay Packers as a free agent on May 23, 2012.
  • Signed a Reserves/Futures contract with the Washington Redskins on January 8, 2013.  

PRO:

  • Has appeared in 50 career games, making five starts.
  • Has amassed 72 career tackles (52 solo), 3.5 sacks, and two fumble recoveries.  

2012 (Packers):

  • Played in three games.
  • Recorded two tackles (one solo).

2011 (Dolphins):

  • Played in 10 games with one start.
  • Recoded four tackles (three solo).

2010 (Dolphins):

  • Played in five games.
  • Recorded three tackles (three solo) and one pass defensed.

2009 (Dolphins):

  • Played in all 16 regular season games with one start.
  • Recorded career highs of 33 tackles (24 solo) and 2.5 sacks.
  • Recorded three passes defensed and a fumble recovery.
  • Notched a season-high five tackles and a sack against the Atlanta Falcons.  

2008 (Dolphins):

  • Played in 15 games with one start.
  • Recorded 20 tackles (six solo), one sack, one interception, and one touchdown.
  • Made his first NFL start at Arizona (9/14).
  • Became the first Dolphins rookie since 1996 to have an interception return for a touchdown.
  • Played in his first career postseason game against Baltimore. 

COLLEGE

  • Played collegiately at Clemson.
  • Saw action in 38 games with 26 starts.
  • Earned All-ACC First-Team honors in 2007 as a senior.
  • Finished with 146 tackles (99 solo), 12 sacks minus 80 yards, 31 stops for loss and 45 quarterback pressures, four forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, and seven pass deflections
  • Became the first Tiger defensive lineman since 1983 to earn ACC Player of the Week honors three times in the same season
  • Earned second-team Freshman All-America and was the recipient of Clemson’s 12th Man Award for the defense honors in 2005.

PERSONAL

  • Full name is Phillip Blaine Merling.
  • Attended Cordova High School in Memphis, Tenn., as a senior.
  • Attended the Miami Dolphins Foundation Fishing Tournament.
  • Played in the Tennessee/Kentucky All-Star game, earning first-team All-State and All-Region accolades.
  • Began his prep career playing football for three seasons at Calhoun County High School in Saint Matthews, S.C.
  • Was a Sociology major.
  • Born on April 19, 1985.
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 53 70 52 18 3.5 0 8 1 1 25 -- 25
2013 WAS 3 2 1 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 GB 3 2 1 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 MIA 10 4 3 1 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2010 MIA 5 3 3 0 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2009 MIA 16 33 24 9 2.5 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2008 MIA 16 26 20 6 1 0 2 1 1 25 25 25

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