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Clemons, Merling, Yeatman out vs. Jets

The Dolphins have ruled three players out for tomorrow night's game against the Jets: Safety Chris Clemons, defensive end Phillip Merling and tight end Will Yeatman.

Clemons (hamstring) and Yeatman (shoulder) are injury related. Merling is non-injury related -- meaning he's just not good enough right now. Yup, he is having a horrible season and the No. 32 overall pick he cost the Dolphins in 2008 is looking like something of a waste.

Merling, 26, has played three games this season. He has one tackle.

The Dolphins have decided that Tony McDaniel, who missed the past three games with a broken hand, is better suited to play with five practices under his belt than Merling.

Merling, an unrestricted free agent after the season, is a prime candidate to be traded to whichever team might want him for a draft pick before Tuesday's trade deadline. Maybe the Dolphins can get a sixth- or seventh-round pick and a conditional toothbrush.

The fact Clemons is not playing has special teams ramifications but since he lost his starting FS job to Reshad Jones, it does not impact the defense. Yeatman has not played a game for Miami so he effectively has collected more injuries (1) than catches or blocks (0) since joining the Dolphins after being waived by New England.


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Aloco, stop paying attention to Armando, he gets most of his info from us and puts his spin on it.....I read his stuff and just shrug my shoulders and say "whatever!" every once in a while he gets inspired and writes something of substance.....so don't let it bother you!


Tony will be fired Tuesday morning. The team quit on him a long time ago. It's just a charade now.

Christian Ponder is in for McNabb and he's moving the team down the field. Man he can run too!

I don't like the suck for luck thing. But it's hard not to thing that current players are laying down.

Armando just wrote a new column for Monday, it's under the team news section. Apparently Ross is on the suck for luck bandwagon!

When NE lets go of a player it is cuz he really sucks, Belicheat and brady elevate crap players, if they cant, it means they are CRAP.

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