DE Phillip Merling placed on the non-football injury list
Dolphins placed DE Phillip Merling on the non-football injury list with a torn Achilles' tendon.
Players placed on NFI can theoretically return by midseason, but that won't be the case for Merling. The former No. 32 overall pick will return to compete for a roster spot in 2011. Merling's impact to this point has been minimal.