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Former Clemson Star Merling Cut By Dolphins

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Defensive end Phillip Merling has been waived by the Miami Dolphins after making only seven tackles over the past two seasons.

Merling was the 32nd overall pick in the 2008 draft but started only five games in four seasons with Miami. He missed the first 11 games in 2010 with an Achilles tendon injury.

He was released Monday by the Dolphins, who will be the market for a pass rusher in this week's draft.

Merling played 3 seasons at Clemson where he totaled 12 sacks and 31 TFL's. He was named 2nd Team All-ACC in 2007. 

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