Found March 30, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:
Free agent linebacker Phillip Wheeler announced on his Twitter page that he was heading to Oakland to visit with the Raiders. The 27 year-old Wheeler has been playing for the Indianapolis Colts for the past four seasons, and put up some nice numbers in 2011 with 84 tackles, 1 sack and 1 forced fumble. Wheeler would help the Raiders add depth at linebacker, as well as participate on special teams.
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