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LB Philip Wheeler Set to Make First Start for Atlanta Falcons

LB Philip Wheeler will make his first start in a Falcon uniform against the 49ers today per ESPN's Vaughn McCLure. He will be replacing the injured Justin Durant. Wheeler was signed by the Falcons just two weeks ago to add depth to a shallow position.  An eight year veteran, the Georgia Tech product has racked up 493 combined tackles with the Raiders, Colts...
Via Pro Football Spot
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Sign Veteran LB Philip Wheeler, Release S Charles Godfrey

The Atlanta Falcons announced the signing of veteran LB Philip Wheeler on Tuesday, as well as the release of S Charles Godfrey. Wheeler, 30, was taken in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Colts. He played out his rookie contract with Indianapolis before later catching on with the Raiders as an unrestricted free agent in 2012. Wheeler later cashed in on a big-money deal...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Sign LB Philip Wheeler Before 2015 NFL Draft

Never accuse San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke of boxing himself in when it comes to the NFL draft. Just hours before the first round kicks off on Thursday night, the 49ers announced the signing of linebacker Philip Wheeler, previously of the Indianapolis Colts,  Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins: #49ers have signed LB Philip Wheeler (@Philgood50) and made three...
Via Sportsnaut
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

The Miami Dolphins confirm the release of linebacker Philip Wheeler

The Miami Dolphins have confirmed the release of linebacker Philip Wheeler. Wheeler, who was signed in free agency two years ago from the Oakland Raiders, had a five-year deal worth $26 million dollars. His cap number for 2015 was set to be $4.40 million dollars with a base salary of $2.9 million dollars. After struggling over the past two seasons and then after calling out the coaches...
Via PhinManiacs
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins designate LB Philip Wheeler as first post-June 1st cut

In what is possibly the most predictable roster decision the team has had to make in a very long time, the Miami Dolphins have decided to part ways with outside linebacker Philip Wheeler.Wheeler, an eight-year veteran, signed with the Miami Dolphins in 2013 on a 5-year / $26,000,000 contract  after having a sort of breakout season the year before with the Oakland Raiders. He and...
Via PhinManiacs
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Ellerbe, Wheeler not sure things atop depth chart

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...
Via AFC East Daily
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins' Phillip Wheeler defends girlfriend for breastfeeding photo

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 showing...
Via The Other Paper
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins Notes: Philip Wheeler, Dimitri Patterson, Chris Clemons, Matt Moore

    Philip Wheeler 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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins LB Philip Wheeler On The Chopping Block? – Raiders Could Have Interest

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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Who was the Dolphins biggest disappointment in 2013?

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...
Via cover32 - Dolphins
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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