Dolphins cut Phillip Merling
by Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, April 23, 2012 at 1:37 pm ET

Phillip Merling Profile

The Miami Dolphins have cut disappointing former second-round defensive end Phillip Merling.

Merling was drafted by the Dolphins out of Clemson in 2008, but has started only five of 47 career games.

He has 3 1/2 career sacks, eight pass deflections and one interception.

Merling has drawn criticism for his lack of work ethic since joining the Dolphins, skipping voluntary workouts.

He recently signed his restricted free agent tender, but the Dolphins opted to cut ties with him now days before the NFL draft.

The Dolphins have missed on many second-rouders in recent years, including quarterbacks Chad Henne, John Beck and Pat White.

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Phillip Merling
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 295
Position: DE
Date of Birth: 08/19/1985
Experience: 4
High School: Cordova HS
(Cordova, TN)
College: Clemson

2012 Scout.com NFL Free Agency Rankings (full list):
Pos: DT Pos Rank: #21 Pos Rating:


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