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Miami Dolphins

Philip Wheeler

Philip Wheeler - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 240 lbs.
Birthday 12/12/1984
Birthplace Columbus, GA
College Georgia Tech
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 3rd round, 30th pick by Colts

Dolphins make changes in secondary

Posted Nov. 01, 2011 @ 7:46 p.m. ET
With injuries and poor play hurting their secondary, the Dolphins signed CB Jonathan Wade and released S Gerald Alexander on Tuesday.

Readers: Colts will finish with worst record

Posted Oct. 31, 2011 @ 10:57 a.m. ET
Readers to a PFW web poll asking, "Which team do you think will finish with the worst record this season?" believe that the Colts will be that team.

Shorts and Shells: Week Eight

Posted Oct. 31, 2011 @ 4 a.m. ET
Even on bye, the Packers are the envy of teams at the other end of the standings, who are eyeing Pack staffers like Reggie McKenzie. Also, Bill Belichick's questionable coaching move, and more from Week Eight.

Giants rally, keep Dolphins winless

Posted Oct. 30, 2011 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
Eli Manning threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Victor Cruz with 5:58 to play and the Giants barely avoided a post-bye letdown, keeping Miami winless with a 20-17 victory.

Dolphins downgrade CB Davis, RB Thomas to out

Posted Oct. 29, 2011 @ 6:12 p.m. ET
The Dolphins downgraded CB Vontae Davis and RB Daniel Thomas to out for Sunday's game against the Giants with hamstring injuries.

Sparano avoids in-season firing, but regime change coming

Posted Oct. 28, 2011 @ 2:49 p.m. ET
Head coach Tony Sparano won't be in charge of the Dolphins in 2012, but it appears he will remain on board and go down with the ship this season.

The First Fifteen: Week Eight

Posted Oct. 25, 2011 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
Tebow-mania heads to Denver as the Broncos face the struggling Lions; AFC heavyweights New England and Pittsburgh could aim deep; Eagles-Cowboys is big; and more.

Dolphins' defense continues to disappoint

Posted Oct. 24, 2011 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
The Dolphins' defense was supposed to keep them in games. In their two best chances to win this season, the defense has broken down in the fourth quarter.

Shorts and Shells: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 24, 2011 @ 3:31 a.m. ET
We take a look at the Dolphins' horrible Week Seven performance, on and off the field; Brian Robison's ill-advised kick; the Chiefs' ugly awesomeness; and plenty more.

Tebow rallies Broncos to overtime win over Miami

Posted Oct. 23, 2011 @ 5:07 p.m. ET
Tim Tebow rallied the Broncos with two TD passes in the final 2:44 of the fourth quarter to force OT, and Matt Prater's 52-yard field goal gave them an improbable 18-15 win over the Dolphins.

Carey's move to guard helping Dolphins' run game

Posted Oct. 22, 2011 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
Vernon Carey, who moved from right tackle to right guard in camp, is a big reason for the Dolphins' improved running game.

Dolphins avoid blackout

Posted Oct. 20, 2011 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Tim Tebow wasn't enough for the Dolphins to sell the necessary amount of tickets to avoid a blackout, so they partnered with Bud Light to purchase the remaining tickets.

Dolphins sign S Alexander, put WR Wallace on I.R.

Posted Oct. 19, 2011 @ 2:57 p.m. ET
The Dolphins signed S Gerald Alexander and placed WR Roberto Wallace on injured reserve, the team announced Wednesday.

Former Dolphin player faces battery charge

Posted Oct. 19, 2011 @ 10:17 a.m. ET
Former Dolphins WR James McKnight was arrested Tuesday after a domestic violence incident in South Florida.

The First Fifteen: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 18, 2011 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
In this early look at the league's action in Week Seven, we talk Tim Tebow, the rest of the QB changes potentially afoot, and plenty more.


Posted March 13, 2013
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.
Posted Dec. 28, 2011
Wheeler has landed on injured reserve with a foot injury.||||||| Wheeler is out for a Week 17 AFC South matchup at Jacksonville.
Posted Aug. 12, 2008
Wheeler underwent knee surgery last week and is expected to miss a couple of weeks.||||||| "Philip's doing fine, he's off the crutches and starting the rehab process," Colts coach Tony Dungy said of his rookie linebacker. "We're thinking he'll be back maybe Buffalo week or if not then Cincinnati week." The Colts are scheduled to play the Bills on Aug. 24 - the first NFL game at the new Lucas Oil Stadium.