Philip Wheeler LB SF 4 weeks ago

The 49ers have signed Wheeler to a one-year deal, the 49ers' official site reports.

Wheeler, who racked up 118 tackles for Miami in 2013, saw his production dip in 2014, to the tune of 46 tackles in 15 games, including four starts. He'll bolster a 49ers' inside linebacker corps that also currently rosters the likes of NaVorro Bowman, Michael Wilhoite, Desmond Bishop, Nick Moody, Nick Bellore and Shayne Skov.

Philip Wheeler LB SF 3 months ago

Miami cut Wheeler on Saturday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

The Dolphins gave Wheeler a five-year, $26 million deal almost exactly two years ago, but he was a major liability against both the run and pass during his two years in Miami. Wheeler ought to be able to push for a backup spot somewhere if his price tag is low enough, but it's hard to envision a team coveting him as a starter given his recent track record.

Philip Wheeler LB SF 3 months ago

Wheeler is expected to be a salary cap casualty, according to the Miami Herald.

With the Dolphins not getting much bang for their buck at the linebacking position it looks like they will release both Dannell Ellerbe and Wheeler and look for cheaper options either in the draft or free agency.

Philip Wheeler LB SF 5 months ago

Wheeler had 45 tackles during the 2014 season.

That's a pretty ho hum number for a player who played in 15 games and started four. Wheeler could end up on the roster bubble next season as he failed to impress this year and had plenty of opportunities with all of the injuries the team had to the linebacking corps.

Philip Wheeler LB SF 8 months ago

Wheeler (thumb) is not included on the Dolphins' inactive list ahead of Sunday's game versus the Bills.

Wheeler missed Miami's season opener due to a thumb injury, but will make his 2014 debut Sunday in Buffalo, where the Dolphins will be fielding an unfamiliar linebacking corp in wake of injuries to both Koa Misi (ankle) and Dannell Ellerbe (hip).

Philip Wheeler LB SF 8 months ago

Wheeler (thumb) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Bills, the Dolphins' official site reports.

Wheeler who missed the Dolphins' season opener against the Patriots, is thus on track to return Sunday, but we'd like to see him get a full and productive game in before recommending him as an IDP option.

Philip Wheeler LB SF 8 months ago

Wheeler (thumb) will not play Sunday versus the Bills, according to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.

This comes as a little bit of a surprise as it was thought earlier this week that Wheeler would be able to suit up Sunday. The Dolphins will be playing with a revamped LB corps Sunday which could lead to the Bills controlling the clock with the run game.

Philip Wheeler LB SF 8 months ago

Wheeler (thumb) is expected to be available Sunday against the Bills, according to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.

Wheeler has been limited in practice this week, so it will be worth seeing how the Dolphins officially list him Friday, but things do appear to be trending favorably for the linebacker at this stage.

Philip Wheeler LB SF 9 months ago

Wheeler (thumb) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

With Wheeler, who racked up 118 tackles last season, out Sunday, look for a combo of Jason Trusnik, Chris McCain and Jelani Jenkins to fill the void created by Wheeler's Week 1 absence.

Philip Wheeler LB SF 9 months ago

Wheeler (thumb) will play with a cast on his right hand, according to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.

This would seem to be a bad thing for a player who has had his struggles tackling both last season and this summer, although I suppose an optimist might say it couldn't hurt any.