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Atlanta Falcons host LB Courtney Upshaw, re-sign Philip Wheeler

By The Sports Xchange   |   March 25, 2016 at 12:19 AM
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Linebacker Philip Wheeler re-signed with the Atlanta Falcons. Terms were not disclosed.

The Falcons also played host to Baltimore Ravens free agent linebacker Courtney Upshaw.

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The 6-foot-2, 245-pound Wheeler originally signed with the team on Oct. 20 last season, and emerged as a steady contributor for the defense. He finished with 29 tackles, a sack and one forced fumble while appearing in nine games with two starts, and had two games with double-digit tackles.

Wheeler, 31, was originally a third-round pick (No. 93 overall) by the Indianapolis Colt in 2008. He started 24 of the 61 games he appeared in for the Colts before joining the Oakland Raders in 2012 and then spending two seasons with the Miami Dolphins. Wheeler spent last offseason with the San Francisco 49ers but did not make the team out of training camp.

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