Dolphins release DE Merling

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchangeApril 23, 2012


The Miami Dolphins released defensive end Phillip Merling, the 32nd overall pick in the 2008 draft.
Merling missed all but five games of the 2010 season with a torn Achilles, an injury incurred working out on his own, and has been a disappointment on and off the field.
Merling finished 2011 with four tackles and made five career starts in four seasons with the Dolphins.