Philip Wheeler LB MIA 2 Months

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 MIA 2 Months

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 MIA 2 Months

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 MIA 2 Months

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 MIA 3 Months

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 MIA 3 Months

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.

Philip Wheeler LB MIA 3 Months

Wheeler (thumb) is expected to miss the next few days of practice, according to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.

Wheeler is still expected to be ready to start the season at this point in time but it may be as a backup rather than as a starter.

Philip Wheeler LB MIA 3 Months

Wheeler may be in danger of losing his starting job, according to the Palm Beach Post.

Wheeler was one of the league leaders in missed tackles last season and didn't seem to improve all that much in the first game of the pre-season. He could be on a short leash.

Philip Wheeler LB MIA 9 Months

One Dolphins source told the Miami Herald that WLB Philip Wheeler became "complacent" after ex-GM Jeff Ireland signed him to a five-year, $26 million contract.

In other words, he mailed it in after getting paid. Ireland also happened to guarantee the entirety of Wheeler's $5 million salary for 2014, making him very difficult to cut just one year into the deal. Wheeler was a missed tackle machine in 2013, and was regularly attacked successfully in pass coverage.

Philip Wheeler LB MIA 9 Months

Per the San Francisco Chronicle, the Raiders would be "very interested" in WLB Philip Wheeler if he were released by the Dolphins.

Raiders beat writer Vic Tafur has heard "a couple times" at the Combine that Wheeler may be cut by Miami. He had a strong 2012 campaign in Oakland. Releasing Wheeler would cause a $4.2 million cap penalty for the Dolphins, so we're not sold it'll happen despite a nightmarish debut season with the team.