Report: Former Dolphins free agent linebacker to visit San Francisco 49ers today

The San Francisco 49ers have some holes to fill at the linebacker position, to say the least. Last week we learned that the team plans to plug those holes through free agency. Today they hosted a meeting with one of the better linebackers still on the market… AROUND COVER32 NFL Draft: The top 10 middle linebackers on the board in 2015 Five Things: The top candidates to land Marcus...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers Hosting LB Philip Wheeler For A Visit

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the 49ers will be hosting former Dolphins LB Philip Wheeler for a visit on Monday. San Francisco continues to meet with available free agent linebackers now that Patrick Willis and Chris Borland surprisingly retired this offseason. The 49ers have also shown interest in Desmond Bishop, Lance Briggs, Brandon Spikes and Erin ... The post 49ers...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Catching Up On Roster Moves From Tuesday

Bills Bills signed FB Jerome Felton. (Ian Rapoport) Broncos Broncos signed TE Owen Daniels to three-year, $12 million contract. Chargers Chargers have informed G Chad Rinehart of his release. (Michael Gehlken) Colts Colts re-signed S Colt Anderson. Dolphins Dolphins released G Shelley Smith and LB Philip Wheeler. Dolphins re-signed exclusive rights free agent S Michael Thomas to ...
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March 10, 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...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Source: Dolphins trying to trade linebackers Ellerbe, Wheeler

Dannell Ellerbe and Philip Wheeler were two of Miami's big free-agent acquisitions in 2013. Two years later at the start of the free-agent signing period, both linebackers are on the trading block. A source told NFL on FOX that the Dolphins are trying to deal Ellerbe and Wheeler before the league's calendar year begins at 4 p.m. ET Tuesday. If unable to find a suitor, Miami is expected...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Dolphins Trying To Trade LBs Philip Wheeler & Dannell Ellerbe

Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reports that the reason why the Dolphins haven’t announced the release of either linebackers Philip Wheeler or Dannell Ellerbe is because they are trying to trade them before 4 PM EST today. Previous reports had said that the Dolphins were releasing Ellerbe and planned to make Wheeler a post-June 1 release. Both of ...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins decide to cut ties with linebacker Philip Wheeler

Linebacker Philip Wheeler was released Saturday by the Miami Dolphins with a post-June 1 designation, a person familiar with the situation said. The person confirmed the move to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team didn't announce it. Wheeler's release wasn't a surprise, because he lost his starting job last year and was to make $2.9 million in 2015. He...
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March 07, 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...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins Designate LB Philip Wheeler As Post-June 1 Release, Free Up $3M In Cap Space

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Miami Dolphins are releasing LB Philip Wheeler with the post-June 1 designation. Wheeler’s name has come up numerous times as a potential cap casualty for the Dolphins, so this is one of the least surprising moves. According to, releasing Wheeler after June 1 will free up $3 million in cap ...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

A in-depth look at the facts regarding the Miami Dolphins cap situation

The Miami Dolphins’ fan base is buzzing with rumors surfacing that the team is one of the favorites to land Ndamukong Suh. Suh is the top prize in NFL free agency and won’t come cheap but the Dolphins can certainly make it happen. The problem with social media is that everyone thinks that they are a cap expert and there is just much information out there no one knows what to...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Free Agency, Browns, Dolphins, Falcons, & Ravens

Free Agency Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk lists the Falcons, Buccaneers, Raiders, Jaguars, and Bills as teams that could end up being big spenders in free agency this year. Browns Jason La Canfora expects the NFL to hand down punishment this week for the Browns and GM Ray Farmer texting coaches down on the field in the middle of games. Dolphins Barry Jackson of the...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyle to keep his job as Dolphins' D-coordinator

Coaches and players, alike, have absorbed plenty of blame for the Miami Dolphins' well-documented struggles through the latter part of the 2014 season. Meanwhile, the team's higher-ups are still sparing the leader of the defense, despite the opinion of some in the locker room. According to Andrew Abramson of The Palm Beach Post, defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle will continue in...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

How can the Miami Dolphins fix their run defense? Here's a look inside.

The most surprising aspect of the 2014 season for the Miami Dolphins was the collapse of a once stout run defense.  This was very surprising because the starting defensive line remained intact for the majority of the season.  It is my opinion that fixing the run defense is the number one priority this offseason. In this article, I am going to explore what I think were the primary...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

For the second consecutive week, Dolphins fall apart in the second half

Through the first ten weeks of the season, the Miami Dolphins were the hottest team in the second half. We were used to slow starts only to see them coming roaring out of the tunnel to put the game away. Now, we’ve seen the Dolphins completely give up in the second half last week against the Baltimore Ravens and this past Sunday against the New England Patriots. After the game...
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins-Bears Capsule

MIAMI DOLPHINS (2-3) at CHICAGO BEARS (3-3) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - Bears by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Miami 2-2-1, Chicago 3-3 SERIES RECORD - Dolphins lead 7-4 LAST MEETING - Bears beat Dolphins 16-0, Nov. 18, 2010 LAST WEEK - Dolphins lost to Packers 27-24; Bears beat Falcons 27-13 AP PRO32 RANKING - Dolphins No. 23, Bears No. 16. DOLPHINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins coach says he has to do a better job

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Criticism of coach Joe Philbin filled the South Florida airwaves Monday, with fans complaining he passed when he should have run, ran when he should have passed, called timeouts that helped the opposition, and used the wrong defense on the touchdown that beat the Miami Dolphins with three seconds left. A wrenching 27-24 loss to Green Bay inspired lots of second...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly from the Miami Dolphins loss

Well….that hurt. The Dolphins battled back in the second half only to suffer a devastating loss in the final seconds of the game. Time to swallow the loss and reflect at the good, bad and the ugly of Sunday’s game. The Good Jarvis Landry was fantastic in his first NFL start. Landry provided much needed YAC for this WR core and had two exciting returns where it seemed Landry was...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins continue to struggle against the Bills

After an exciting opening day Dolphins fans had to take a step back into reality after Miami lost its 3rd straight game to the Buffalo Bills. Philip Wheeler said the Dolphins “are built to beat the Patriots” but “the Bills are built to beat us.” What Wheeler said happens to be true however, is not an excuse. Miami looked lost Sunday just as they did last year when facing...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 2 picks: Dolphins at Bills

BY EDITORPublisher Nick St. Denis, associate editor Dan Begnoche and senior writer Sean Donovan pick the Week 2 AFC East bout in Western New York between the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills.Dan's take:While both team's are coming off impressive Week 1 victories, Miami's linebacking unit is already running on fumes after the loss of Dannell Ellerbe for the season and now Koa Misi...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami's LBs woes continue as Misi, Wheeler ruled out

BY DAN BEGNOCHEThe bad news just keeps getting worse for the Miami Dolphins linebacking crew.Three days after the team designated Dannell Ellerbe to IR with a hip injury, his fellow starting linebackers -- Koa Misi and Philip Wheeler -- will reportedly miss this divisional week's matchup against the Bills as well, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald.Misi, dealing with...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins/New England Patriots Preview

#457062689 / It’s been five seasons since the Miami Dolphins won the AFC East. On Sunday, the team hopes they can begin their quest to win their first division title since 2008 over the team that’s has dominated the AFC East since 2001, the New England Patriots.  New England finished last season 12-4 and is coming off its 11th AFC East title in 14 seasons....
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Wheeler ruled out for Dolphins' divisional bout

BY NICK ST. DENISThe Miami Dolphins were looking for veteran linebacker Philip Wheeler to step it up in his second season with the team. It looks like they'll have to wait at least one more week to see it.Wheeler was ruled out of the team's Week 1 bout with the New England Patriots with a thumb injury.Here's the team's full injury report:OUTC Mike Pouncey (hip)LB Jordan Tripp (chest...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins training camp positional battles

With Training Camp starting July 25th, there are several interesting Training Camp battles this year. The Dolphins seem have more depth on the roster this year, but they also have question marks to answer. There are some interesting story lines and let’s take a look at what to look for this year.  Training Camp Battle #1: Running Back Lamar Miller vs. Knowshon Moreno  This is...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The Dolphins will need more creative play calling in 2014

While the Miami Dolphins have plenty of talent on the team, there is plenty of room for improvement this year. Also, there is room for improvement on the coaching staff as well, seeing as that this team had more than enough talent to make the playoffs last year and squandered their chance by losing their last two games miserably. So what exactly are some of the areas that the Dolphins...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

To draft a play maker at 19, that is the question

The “obvious” thing for the Miami Dolphins to do in the 2014 NFL Draft would be to select an offensive lineman with two out of their first three picks.   This might be obvious, and might even be a good idea. This just isn’t the direction to go in.   Miami should instead strive to find playmakers in the draft, especially in the first three rounds. The draft is deep when it...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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