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...
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:...
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...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2013
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...
Here are some quick hits about the first team organized activity, yesterday. The team met at their headquarters, playbooks were distributed and the players met each other.
Wheeler talks about being recruited
Also, Philip Wheeler spoke on a media conference call and said that he partially chose Oakland due to the coaching staff and schemes and partially due to the fans.
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 [...]