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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
November 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Titans-Falcons inactives, gameday notes

The inactives are out for today’s game at Nissan Stadium between the Tennessee Titans and the Atlanta Falcons and here they are: ATLANTA FALCONS: LB Allen Bradford, DE Malliciah Goodman, C Gino Gradkowski, WR Justin Hardy, OT Bryce Harris, CB Dezmen Southward, LB Philip Wheeler TENNESSEE TITANS: CB Perrish Cox, WR Harry Douglas, S Michael Griffin, NT Sammie Hill, QB Marcus Mariota...
Via Total Titans
October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons Release Safety Godfrey and Sign LB Wheeler

(photo cred: foxsports.com)The Atlanta Falcons have announced that they signed linebacker Philip Wheeler and released safety Charles Godfrey. Before being signed by the Falcons, as a free agent in October 2014 Godfrey spent six years with the Panthers, after being drafted in the 3rd round of the 2008 draft. In his career Godfrey has 289 solo tackles, 83 assisted tackles, and 3 sacks...
Via Pro Football Spot
October 20, 2015  |  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

Giants Tried Out Veteran WR Mike Williams & LB Philip Wheeler

Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports that the Giants worked out veteran WR Mike Williams and LB Philip Wheeler this week. The Giants brought in several players for tryouts including: WR Devin Gardner, WR Antwan Goodley, WR T.J. Graham, WR A.J. Jenkins, DB Brandon McGee, DB Garry Peters, WR Terrelle Pryor, DB Greg Reid, and QB Bryn Renner. New York is dealing with...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers cut DL Darnell Dockett, 5 others

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have released defensive lineman Darnell Dockett and five other players. The 49ers also released linebacker Philip Wheeler, safety Craig Dahl, offensive linemen Joe Looney and Patrick Miller, and receiver Issac Blakeney on Friday to leave 69 players on the roster. San Francisco needs to cut down to 53 by Saturday. Dockett was one of...
Via AP on Fox
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Darnell Dockett cut by 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers have released defensive lineman Darnell Dockett and five other players. The 49ers also released linebacker Philip Wheeler, safety Craig Dahl, offensive linemen Joe Looney and Patrick Miller, and receiver Issac Blakeney on Friday to leave 69 players on the roster. San Francisco needs to cut down to 53 by Saturday. Dockett was one of the...
Via AP on Fox
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers decide to cut ties with Darnell Dockett

The San Francisco 49ers have released defensive lineman Darnell Dockett and five other players. The 49ers also released linebacker Philip Wheeler, safety Craig Dahl, offensive linemen Joe Looney and Patrick Miller, and receiver Issac Blakeney on Friday to leave 69 players on the roster. San Francisco needs to cut down to 53 by Saturday. Dockett was one of the more prominent free...
Via AP on Fox
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Darnell Dockett cut by 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers have released defensive lineman Darnell Dockett and five other players. The 49ers also released linebacker Philip Wheeler, safety Craig Dahl, offensive linemen Joe Looney and Patrick Miller, and receiver Issac Blakeney on Friday to leave 69 players on the roster. San Francisco needs to cut down to 53 by Saturday. Dockett was one of the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Darnell Dockett cut by 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers have released defensive lineman Darnell Dockett and five other players. The 49ers also released linebacker Philip Wheeler, safety Craig Dahl, offensive linemen Joe Looney and Patrick Miller, and receiver Issac Blakeney on Friday to leave 69 players on the roster. San Francisco needs to cut down to 53 by Saturday. Dockett was one of the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins: will linebacker position derail playoff dreams?

Former Miami Dolphins LB Phillip Wheeler during the 2014 Season. In the 2013 Offseason, the Miami Dolphins aggressively shopped for linebackers, ignoring greater needs and hoping  to find better fits for Defensive Coordinator Kevin Coyle’s 4-3 system. They inked former Oakland Raider Philip Wheeler and former Baltimore Raven Dannell Ellerbe to five-year deals, valued at $26 million...
Via isportsweb.com
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

LB Philip Wheeler hoping to find success with Niners

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Philip Wheeler is playing on his fourth team in eight NFL seasons. Wheeler is hoping he can call San Francisco home for a while after choosing to sign this offseason. “Traditionally, it’s a winning organization with a very winning tradition,” Wheeler said, via ESPN. “And even though it’s a new coach, he was already here, so he knows the team...
Via Fox Sports
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: 49ers still interested in Lance Briggs

The San Francisco 49ers may not be done quite yet with their linebacker search. According to Matt Barrows of the Sac Bee and Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area the 49ers are still interested in Lance Briggs.The 49ers did not draft an inside linebacker so it should come as no surprise that they may be looking for extra depth at the position. NeVorro Bowman and Michael Whiloite are projected...
Via Fox Sports
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: San Francisco 49ers sign veteran linebacker, release three others

Just a few short hours before the NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers have made a flurry of transactions. According to Matt Maiocco of CSN, they have signed veteran linebacker Philip Wheeler, and released three other players: The 49ers sign LB Philip Wheeler and release WR/RS Trindon Holliday, OL Fouimalo Fonoti and WR Lance Lewis. — Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) April 30, 2015 ...
Via cover32
April 30, 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

49ers Sign Veteran LB Philip Wheeler & Cut Three Players Including Trindon Holliday

The San Francisco 49ers announced the signing of veteran LB Philip Wheeler on Thursday. The 49ers also released WR Trindon Holliday and placed G Fouimalo Fonoti and WR Lance Lewis on waivers. San Francisco has an obvious need at inside linebacker after Patrick Willis and Chris Borland surprisingly retired earlier in the offseason. Wheeler, 30, was release by the Dolphins ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via cover32
March 30, 2015  |  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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 30, 2015  |  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 ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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...
Via PhinManiacs
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...
Via Fox Sports
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 ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via PhinManiacs
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 OverTheCap.com, releasing Wheeler after June 1 will free up $3 million in cap ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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