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Packers' Mike Neal rejoins team after serving four game suspension

Defensive end Mike Neal has rejoined the Green Bay Packers after serving a four game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy. Neal tested positive for Adderall March 13.  He was prescribed the drug by a doctor but didn't realize it was an NFL banned substance.   Neal practiced and played during the preseason but had to leave after the final...
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October 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Packers activate suspended Neal, cut Merling

On the eve of their Week 5 game at Indianapolis, the Green Bay Packers on Saturday made a pair of personnel moves, activating defensive end Mike Neal andreleasing fellow defensive lineman Phillip Merling. Neal was activated from exempt status following a four-game suspension for violatingthe NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.The 6-foot-3, 294-pounder, who was...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Dolphin Could Help Packers

Merling was signed by Green Bay earlier in the offseason The Packers quietly signed Phillip Merling a few weeks after the Dolphins released the veteran defensive end. Based on what I read out of Miami, I was expecting the former Clemson star to be a cross between Jamal Reynolds and Justin Harrell. But after watching four Dolphins games from last season, I’m feeling better about...
Via Packer Update
June 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Phillip Merling Scouting Reports

We turn to the experts: Dolphins beat writer Alain Poupart and NFL Draft Report's Dave-Te' Thomas
May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Packers sign Phillip Merling

Phillip Merling was once a high pick of the Miami Dolphins, going with the 1st selection of the 2nd round in 2008, 32nd overall. However, Merling could never establish himself in a crowded rotation in Miami and never seemed to be comfortable anywhere in their 3-4. They cut him this offseason and today he found someone to take a flier on him, the Green Bay Packers. It’s no secret...
Via The Football Fan Spot
May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Packers sign 2008 second-rounder Merling

The Packers signed defensive end Phillip Merling to a one-year deal. The 2008 second-round pick was unproductive in Miami, making just three starts in 46 games. He was the 32nd overall pick, and has experience in the 3-4 defense the Packers operate. Merling's practice habits were openly questioned by Dolphins coaches. He suffered a torn Achilles in 2010 and was charged with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Merling Gone, Other Notes

It really was a big surprise that the Dolphins bothered extending a qualifying tender to restricted free agent Phillip Merling earlier in the offseason. It was, however, not surprising at all that they decided to waive him a couple of months later.
April 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Dolphins cut Phillip Merling

The Miami Dolphins have announced they’ve released defensive end Phillip Merling after four disappointing seasons down in South Beach. Merling was drafted in the second round of the 2008 draft and has been a bust since he’s only been able to put together 3.5 sacks in his four-year career. I’m sure there’s a team that will give him another shot before his NFL career officially fades away.
Via Pro Football Zone
April 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Dolphins expected to release DE Merling

The Miami Dolphins are expected to release 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.
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Dolphins to release DE Merling

The Miami Dolphins are expected to release defensive end Phillip Merling, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported on Monday, citing a source. Merling was issued a tender at $1.1 million last month, but has been a disappointment in four years with the club. The 27-year-old Merling collected just four tackles in 10 games last season and has 66 in 47 career contests. He also has 3...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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