Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 3/13/13

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 27: Steve Breaston #15 of the Arizona Cardinals is tackled by Philip Wheeler #50 of the Indianapolis Colts during a punt return in the fourth quarter in the game at University of Phoenix Stadium on September 27, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
MIAMI (AP) -- Linebacker Philip Wheeler has signed a 26 million, five-year contract with the Miami Dolphins. The deal includes a 7 million signing bonus and 13 million guaranteed. Wheeler spent his first four NFL seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and played last year for the Oakland Raiders, where he had career highs of 109 tackles and three sacks. Wheeler and Dannell Ellerbe will give the Dolphins a new tandem at linebacker, making veterans Karlos Dansby and Kevin Burnett expendable. Ellerbe, who helped Baltimore win the Super Bowl, signed a 35 million, five-year deal Monday. The Dolphins are still estimated to have more than 20 million in salary cap space. They're in the market for help at cornerback, tackle, tight end, running back and receiver.
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