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Source: Phillip Merling has an Achilles' tendon injury

A bad offseason for Dolphins defensive end Phillip Merling has gotten a lot worse.

Per a league source, Merling has suffered an Achilles’ tendon injury. 

The extent of the injury, along with the timing and the cause, aren’t known.  The source said it’s possible that the injury happened not during offseason workouts, making it a non-football injury.

If — and we emphasize the if — it’s a non-football injury, the Dolphins can choose not to pay Merling’s salary of $600,000, in the event he’s unable to play in 2010.

Merling recently was charged with felony battery after allegedly beating up his pregnant girlfriend.

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20 Responses to “Source: Phillip Merling has an Achilles' tendon injury”
  1. JetFan in Miami says: Jul 22, 2010 3:25 PM

    AWWWW lol :(

  2. NickSabanSucks says: Jul 22, 2010 3:30 PM

    Florio was this your doing?

  3. timetogo says: Jul 22, 2010 3:37 PM

    Karma 1 Philip Merling 0

  4. jj jones says: Jul 22, 2010 3:39 PM

    Karma

  5. Marv_Sleezy says: Jul 22, 2010 3:42 PM

    How is it non-football related if he did it working out?
    If guys can get screwed out of their contract for being injured for working out in the off-season, then they should ban together and vow not to work out in the off season because its too risky.

  6. mama tried says: Jul 22, 2010 3:44 PM

    K A R M A…..
    eat it!!!!!

  7. KILLER FIN says: Jul 22, 2010 3:51 PM

    BYE BYE MERLING!!!

  8. promichael says: Jul 22, 2010 3:57 PM

    The Dolphins will be unloading this guy very soon as he is the only thug and hoodlum on the team. He most likely got injured by lunging at another girlfriend of his.

  9. SomeFans says: Jul 22, 2010 4:09 PM

    When it rains it pours. jetfans are happy as memories of Merling picking off old man Favre and running over the jets for a TD still haunts them.

  10. KoaMisiFan says: Jul 22, 2010 4:21 PM

    Marv_Sleezy says:
    July 22, 2010 3:42 PM
    How is it non-football related if he did it working out?
    If guys can get screwed out of their contract for being injured for working out in the off-season, then they should ban together and vow not to work out in the off season because its too risky.
    _________________________________
    Did the change it? Because I’m reading ” The source said it’s possible that the injury happened not during offseason workouts, making it a non-football injury.”

  11. Three Cloud says: Jul 22, 2010 4:52 PM

    @somefans
    barely even remember it. been to AFC championship since.

  12. debo says: Jul 22, 2010 4:57 PM

    Jared Odrick pick looking like a smart pick!

  13. Three Cloud says: Jul 22, 2010 5:03 PM

    Fins DL starting to look like the team’s achilles heel. See what I did there?

  14. j.e.t.s. suck suck suck says: Jul 22, 2010 5:08 PM

    I just dropped the entire jets roster off at the pool

  15. biggs13 says: Jul 22, 2010 5:39 PM

    Phillip…I have Rex Ryan on line 1 for you.

  16. TheGuyWhoToldTimTebowToShutTheFup says: Jul 22, 2010 6:29 PM

    Losing in the playoffs is not something you want to brag about Three Cloud.

  17. PurpleNGold says: Jul 22, 2010 7:15 PM

    How is his ex-girlfriend with child doing?

  18. LewD says: Jul 22, 2010 10:26 PM

    the Herald and SS are reporting he’s out for the year …
    and that it did occur during football activities …

  19. NYJALLFINGDAY says: Jul 23, 2010 12:09 PM

    Amazing.
    This has NOTHING to do with the Jets and they still manage to get brought up. Some people have weird fetishes.

  20. Three Cloud says: Jul 24, 2010 2:45 PM

    It was more the getting there than the getting beat.

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