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  • Tue., Jun. 28, 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT DMV Gametime

    Tim Murray (@1TimMurray) and Nick Ashooh (@NickAshooh) will stay connected to local listeners as the night’s action gets underway on “DMV Game Time”, Monday thru Friday 7pm-10pm on ESPN 980!

  • Wed., Jun. 29, 2016 5:00 AM - 7:00 AM EDT The Morning Blitz

    The Morning Blitz with Al Galdi is a fast-moving, high-energy show that covers everything you need to begin your day.  Redskins, Nationals, Wizards, Capitals, Terps, Hoyas, Orioles…Galdi covers them all in addition to hitting on the national sports stories that matter to you.  Galdi is a DMV-lifer, a huge proponent of analytics and a big fan of old-school hip-hop.  He also hosts The Official Redskins Postgame Show after every Redskins game and Chin Music with Al Galdi on Saturdays from 9am-10am.  Tweet him: @AlGaldi

  • Wed., Jun. 29, 2016 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT Cooley and Kevin

    Monday on Cooley & Kevin! Kevin is away on his Euro Vacation! Nick Ashooh of DMV Game Time is sitting in with Cooley! Guns & Roses from over the weekend, Cooley will tell us all about it! Nats Insider Mark Zuckerman joins the show discussing the Nats-Brewers series and moving on to the Mets. Plus, what did you miss with “Weekend DVR”!

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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