Packers Add Phillip Merling

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Phillip Merling

The Green Bay Packers continued to tweak their roster on Wednesday, adding former second-round pick Phillip Merling.

The defensive end was released by the Miami Dolphins last month. The Packers released quarterback Nick Hill and tight end Cameron Ford, an undrafted rookie from Wake Forest.

Merling has been a bust since coming out of Clemson in 2008. He’s started only five games in four seasons. His best year came in 2009, when he recorded 33 tackles and 2.5 sacks.

In his career, Merling has 66 tackles and 3.5 sacks. If anything, Merling is another body for a defensive line that will be without Anthony Hargrove for the first eight games and Mike Neal for the first four. Both players will be serving suspensions.

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4 Comments on "Packers Add Phillip Merling"

  1. Ivomitonvikingfans

    The more D-Lineman the better. Keep that roation fresh so Perry and Clay can crack skulls and kick ass. No more wasting roster spots on 6 TE’s.

  2. iltarion

    Dropping Nick Hill is a fairly big development. Apparently we like the look of the rookie we drafted.

    All these DLs just goes to show you that the team is definitely not happy with the likes of CJ Wilson, Jarius Wynn, and Mike Neal. They should all be sweatin it. Quite possibly 2 of those 3 don’t make the team this year.

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