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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 to explore backup QB options

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 9:06 p.m. ET
Following injuries to Chad Pennington and Chad Henne, Miami is bringing in some free agents to compete for a backup job behind likely starter Tyler Thigpen.

Report: Pennington, Henne both out for season

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 6:35 p.m. ET
Both Chad Pennington and Chad Henne are likely out for the remainder of the season, according to PFW Dolphins correspondent and Sun Sentinel reporter Omar Kelly. Each quarterback was injured in Miami's 29-17 Week 10 victory vs. the Titans.

Dolphins use three QBs in win over Titans

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
The Miami Dolphins achieved their season-high point total against Tennessee, and it only took three quarterbacks, a flea-flicker and the revival of the wildcat.

Pennington leaves game with shoulder injury; return is questionable

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 1:21 p.m. ET
Dolphins QB Chad Pennington has left Sunday's game with a shoulder injury and his return is questionable.

Titans QB Young a game-time decision

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 5:02 p.m. ET
Titans QB Vince Young will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Upcoming stretch could spell end for Henne or Henning in Miami

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
Chad Henne may not be the future of the Dolphins' franchise anymore after being benched for veteran QB Chad Pennington, and possibly Tyler Thigpen.

No fine for McClain after spitting incident

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 9:29 a.m. ET
The NFL will not impose any fines on Ravens FB Le'Ron McClain after Dolphins LB Channing Crowder accused McClain of spitting in Crowder's face.

Dolphins bench Henne, reinstall Pennington as starter

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 1:27 p.m. ET
At his Wednesday press conference, Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano announced that he is benching starting QB Chad Henne this Sunday against the Titans and that backup Chad Pennington will start in his place.

Veteran CB Harris signs with Dolphins

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 10:39 a.m. ET
The Dolphins have signed ex-Packers CB Al Harris and waived former first-round CB Jason Allen.

Dolphins swap O-linemen

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
The Dolphins signed OT Matt Kopa and placed OT Patrick Brown on waivers on Tuesday.

AFC East midseason reports

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 9:25 a.m. ET
Few expected TE Dustin Keller to be the Jets' No. 1 offensive weapon this season, but that's what has happened. Read our midseason team reports on the AFC East.

Dolphins ask league to review spitting incident

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano has asked the NFL to look into the accusation from ILB Channing Crowder that Ravens FB Le'Ron McClain spit in Crowder's face on Sunday.

Dolphins' defense takes a step back

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 2:24 p.m. ET
The Joe Flacco-Ray Rice connection punished the Dolphins' defense on Sunday, handing Miami its first road loss of the season.

Crowder, Scott accuse opponents of dirty play

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
Dolphins LB Channing Crowder accused Ravens FB Le'Ron McClain of spitting in his face and Jets LB Bart Scott called the Lions the dirtiest team he has played since the Titans.

Ravens end Miami's road run, 26-10

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
Billy Cundiff made four field goals, and the Baltimore Ravens cranked up the defense after halftime Sunday in a 26-10 victory over a Miami Dolphins team that was unbeaten in away games.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

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.

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