It’s been a rough off-season for Dolphins DE Phillip Merling – and, come to think of it, for those around him, as well.
First, he got arrested on a domestic violence charge against his pregnant girlfriend, and then, according to the Miami Herald , he suffered a season-ending Achilles injury. Without Merling rushing off the edge with his power and quickness, staff writer Armando Salguero writes Miami might be interested in Dallas’ Marcus Spears.
Spears isn’t quite as competent at run defense, but there have been rumors about Dallas trading him since the NFL Draft. Spears got that idea when the club offered higher tenders to Jason Hatcher and Stephen Bowen – backup Cowboys defensive ends – than to Spears, who started 14 of 16 games last season.
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