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Former Colts LB Philip Wheeler visited the Raiders today for a workout. He is a 4 year veteran and former 3rd round pick by Indianapolis. He has played in 61 games and started 24 including starting 11 last season for Indianapolis.
Wheeler is 27 years old and is listed as being 6'2" and 245 lbs. He played mostly weakside linebacker which was Raiders' Aaron Curry's position last year but it's likely he could fit in at strongside for the Raiders. He does have good quickness to play against a TE and did show some blizting abilities in college at Georgia Tech.
If signed, Wheeler fits what the Raiders are doing this offseason which is to find players that have good upside and can contribute as a role player without being too expensive.
According to Raiders beat writer Vittorio Tafur, respected website Pro Football Focus rated Wheeler 12th among all outside linebackers last season.
Wheeler has already met with Miami on 3/23/12. That he hasn't accepted a co...
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The Oakland Raiders will be hosting Philip Wheeler on Thursday at the team facility in Alameda. The news on Wheeler’s visit was first reported by Jason La Canfora via Twitter. Wheeler also visited Miami on Saturday. Philip Wheeler was a third round draft choice of the Indianapolis Colts back in 2008. In his 4 years [...]
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.
Our own Nate Dunlevy says that the news about season ticket renewals was a clear message to owner Jim Irsay:
Going into last season, the Colts had a waiting list of more than 9,000. That vast majority of those on the list should be able to claim seats this season. For long-time season ticket holders (like myself), the exodus represents an opportunity to improve seat location in...
According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, the Oakland Raiders have signed free agent linebacker Philip Wheeler to a one-year deal.
Wheeler has been with the Indianapolis Colts for the past four seasons and they were hoping to re-sign him, in order to use him as an outside linebacker in their new 3-4 scheme.
Wheeler will now head west and hope to make an impact for the silver and black.
Drew Stanton knows what it's like to get in on the ground floor of a team rebuild. He also knows what it's like to take a backseat to a number one draft pick:
“I think that allows us to all grow together as a core unit,” Stanton said. “I was part of that with (Lions coach) Jim Schwartz when he got to Detroit. Our offense was able to progress over three years. You...
No, this isn't a lesson in geometry despite the reference to Pythagoras. Hefty math is involved however. You've been warned.
Nate Dunlevy tackles Bill James' famous concept of pythagorean wins as it pertains to our Colts.
Let's start with an explanation:
The concept is simple, even though the math is tricky. The idea is that over time, a team's point differential...
Dwight Freeney's financial adviser and her lover were arrested on charges of stealing $2.2 million from the Indianapolis Colts' defensive end.
Eva Weinberg and Michael Stern were arrested last week by the FBI on federal wire fraud charges.
Henry Bell, an attorney for Stern, denied that his client and Weinberg stole the money from Freeney.
Weinberg, who served as Freeney...
It's nothing new to hear a professional athlete being taken for millions of dollars. Either a shady financial adviser or bad investments.
Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney should consider himself lucky that his victimizers were caught before his situation was made worse than it was.
A financial adviser for Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney and...
Paul Kuharsky sees more underappreciated vets with upside in the Colts' future:
What’s next: I expect more role players like Zbikowski and McGlynn, more castoffs like Justice and Stanton and more guys who are presumed finished by a lot of teams, like Avery. They are all guys who didn’t cost much but who have upside and can help, at least as role players. And if they don’t...
Join Laura Calaway and Greg Cowan as they discuss the latest news and notes from the Indianapolis Colts 2012 off-season. Topics tonight will include: Andrew Luck and RGIII's pro days, WR Donnie Avery signed, the Stanton trade, compensatory draft picks, and more.
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The Oakland Raiders agreed to a one-year deal with unrestricted free agent Philip Wheeler on Friday to fill their void at starting outside linebacker.
Wheeler visited the Raiders on Thursday and agreed to the deal a day later.
Wheeler played 13 games for Indianapolis last season, making 80 tackles and recording one sack. He played four seasons overall with the Colts with 182 tackles...
Andrew Luck hasn't even been drafted, but it hasn't stopped a website for putting up images of an Indianapolis Colts jersey bearing Luck's name and college number 12.
NFLteamedgestore.com has the jersey, but you have to figure it's a fake since Luck hasn't even been assigned a team or number.
“I can tell you it’s not authorized by the Colts,” said...