BY SEAN DONOVANThe Miami Dolphins dished out big free agent contracts to Dannell Ellerbe and Philip Wheeler last offseason to upgrade their linebacker corps. That's what they thought they were doing, anyway.The duo turned out to be a disappointment on the whole in 2013, with linebacker play the primary culprit as Miami's once-mighty run defense slipped into mediocrity. According...
Philip Wheeler is lashing out at the haters who criticized his model girlfriend after she posted a picture of her breastfeeding his son last month.The Miami Dolphins linebacker is defending his partner Ashley Nicole, claiming she is being "unfairly attacked" over the photograph she uploaded to her Instagram profile.The new mother posted the picture to her 23,000 followers...
According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, a Dolphins source has informed him that LB Philip Wheeler “seemed to become complacent last season after getting a big contract.“
Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle previously mentioned that he has heard on numerous occasions that Wheeler could be on the chopping block this offseason.
If Wheeler were...
Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle mentions that he has heard a few times now that Dolphins LB Philip Wheeler could be on the chopping block this offseason.
Tafur adds that if the Dolphins were to part ways with Wheeler, the Raiders would be “very interested” in bringing him back.
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald mentioned a few weeks ago that Wheeler could be on...
Who was the biggest disappointment in 2013?
There are a couple of names that come to mind but one sticks out…..Philip Wheeler.
In 2013, Jeff Ireland tried to revamp his linebacker core by replacing Kevin Burnett and Karlos Dansby with Wheeler and Ellerbe. The move came at an expense but both on the field and off the field.
Ireland dished out 13 million dollars guaranteed of his...
The first free agent acquisition to make the list, Philip Wheeler, joins the Miami Dolphins after four years in Indianapolis and one in Oakland. Wheeler will team up with Koa Misi and Dannell Ellerbee, another offseason acquisition, to form the linebacking corps in Miami's 4-3 defense in 2013.
Philip Wheeler joins Miami after recording 108 tackles last season. (Photo:...
When he hit the free agent market in the offseason, Philip Wheeler didn't garner anywhere near the attention that his former quarterback with the Indianapolis Colts did.
While the pursuit of Peyton Manning turned into a national soap opera, Wheeler flew under the radar and quietly signed with Oakland. So far it's been one of the best moves made by first-year general manager...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2012
Philip Wheeler #52
College: Georgia Tech
Weight: 248 lbs
Arm Length: N/A”
Hand Size: N/A”
40 Yard Dash: 4.76
3 Cone Drill: 7.11
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.29
Bench Press: 24 reps
Vertical Jump: 31″
Broad Jump: 118″
“A tenacious, strong and remarkably athletic inside linebacker… considered by many as one of the nation’s best-blitzing linebackers”...
The Raiders signed former Colts LB Philip Wheeler during free agency to a one year contract. As a new addition to the Raiders squad, I watched game tape of two games to get an idea of his strengths and weaknesses as a player.Linebackers are harder to evaluate than many positions because they work as a unit more than most other positions. The scheme also plays heavily into where...
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 [...]