The San Francisco 49ers announced today that they have signed former Miami Dolphins ILB Phillip Wheeler to a one-year deal.
Originally a third-round pick (No. 93) of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts, Wheeler has since been a journeyman as he also played for the Oakland Raiders and Dolphins.
To make room on the roster for Wheeler, the 49ers released WR Trindon Holiday, WR Lance Lewis and G Fou Fonoti.
In seven season in the NFL, Wheeler has had two 100-tackle seasons (2012, 2013) while adding 5.5 sacks in the process.