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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 add DL Olshansky, cut RB Johnson

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 6:10 p.m. ET
The Dolphins moved to shore up a struggling defense on Tuesday, signing ex-Cowboys DL Igor Olshanksy, his agent announced.

Dolphins NT Soliai set to be free agent in 2012

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 11:20 a.m. ET
With Sept. 20 being the deadline to sign franchised players to long-term deals, it appears Dolphins NT Soliai will continue to play the 2011 season on his $12.476 million franchise tender.

Texans improve to 2-0 with win in Miami

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson helped the Texans hand the Dolphins their 11th home loss in their last 12 home games.

Dolphins WR Wallace's upside gives him edge over Moore

Posted Sept. 17, 2011 @ 10:13 p.m. ET
Dolphins WRs Roberto Wallace and Marlon Moore made the team this year, but Wallace's upside at wideout and his special-teams contributions continue to give him an edge.

Dolphins announce Texans game is sellout

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 10:26 a.m. ET
The Dolphins announced that Sunday's home game against the Texans is a sellout and the game will be telecast live throughout South Florida.

Dolphins re-sign CB Allen

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 10:28 a.m. ET
The Dolphins have re-signed CB Will Allen and officially terminated the contract of CB Benny Sapp.

Dolphins release CB Sapp

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 7:08 p.m. ET
Less than 24 hours after being stiff-armed on Wes Welker's 99-yard touchdown catch, Benny Sapp was released by the Dolphins.

Brady's 517 yards lead Pats past Dolphins

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 11 p.m. ET
Tom Brady threw for a team-record 517 yards and four TDs, with a 99-yarder to Wes Welker, as New England beat Miami 38-24 on Monday night.

Patriots, Dolphins announce Week One inactives

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 6:32 p.m. ET
The Patriots and Dolphins have released their inactives for tonight's game at Sun Life Stadium.

Patriots-Dolphins prediction

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 3:14 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor and AFC East writer Kevin Fishbain sees the Patriots winning the season opener in Miami, but it won't be a cakewalk.

Patriots rule five out, including ORT Vollmer

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 8:30 p.m. ET
The Patriots ruled five players out for the Monday night opener against the Dolphins, including ORT Sebastian Vollmer.

Patriots-Dolphins matchup of the day: Sunday

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 11:04 a.m. ET
The Patriots struggled mightily defending teams on third down last season. Monday night will be the first chance to see if offseason moves have paid off to improve in getting the "D" off the field on third down.

Dolphins ILB Burnett should free up Dansby for big plays

Posted Sept. 10, 2011 @ 10:06 p.m. ET
New Dolphins ILB Kevin Burnett has the coverage and playmaking abilities to help free up Karlos Dansby, but he is a downgrade vs. the run compared to Channing Crowder.

Patriots-Dolphins matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 10, 2011 @ 11:20 a.m. ET
Dolphins rookie C Mike Pouncey will be the first to face the new-look Patriots front line of Albert Haynesworth and Vince Wilfork.

Patriots-Dolphins matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
Patriots WRs Chad Ochocinco and Deion Branch will have to work to get separation from Dolphins CBs Vontae Davis and Sean Smith.


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.