Dolphins Release Philip Wheeler

TUESDAY, 5:13pm: The Dolphins made Wheeler’s release official today, posting the news on the team’s Twitter account.

SATURDAY, 2:33pm: The Dolphins have decided to release linebacker Philip Wheeler, designating him as a post-June 1st release, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN (via Twitter).

Wheeler played less than 400 snaps for the team in 2014, and has generally been thought of as a disappointment since signing with the team in 2013.

James Walker of ESPN writes that Wheeler struggled versus both the run and the pass in 2014, and that opposing teams recognized him as a liability on defense (via Twitter).

By designating him as a post-June 1st cut the team will be able to save $3MM on their salary cap this offseason, according to

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