Wheeler, an eight-year veteran, has compiled 493 combined tackles for the Colts, Raiders and Dolphins over his career. He was most recently a member of the 49ers with whom he played one game in the preseason. However, Wheeler was released following the final preseason game and had not been picked by a team through the first six weeks of the season.
Packers' young receivers aim to respond to Aaron Rodgers' criticism
By multiple accounts, the Packers' young wide receivers took quarterback Aaron Rodgers' Tuesday remarks in stride on Wednesday.
Rams QB Matthew Stafford 'right on track' for season after dealing with elbow tendinitis
Rams QB Matthew Stafford (elbow) said he "felt good" the day following a team scrimmage where he participated in full, but wouldn't put a timetable on when or if the nagging injury will go away.
Panthers, Patriots frustrated by fights derailing joint practices for second straight day
Fights have peppered both sessions of the Panthers and Patriots joint practices, something which members of both teams said was unfortunate and limited the time spent actually practicing and working on football.
Bengals QB Joe Burrow ramping up activity in practice, looks to regain weight after appendectomy
Bengals QB Joe Burrow, who's partaking in 11-on-11 practice on Wednesday, discusses his ongoing recovery from the appendectomy he underwent almost three weeks ago.
Chuck Howley, Joe Klecko, Ken Riley senior finalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2023
The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced on Wednesday that linebacker Chuck Howley, defensive lineman Joe Klecko and defensive back Ken Riley are the three senior finalists for the Class of 2023.
NFL news roundup: Latest league updates from Wednesday, Aug. 17
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman is being evaluated for a groin injury. Find out what other news NFL.com is tracking on Wednesday.
Chargers safety Derwin James signs four-year, $76.5 million extension
Derwin James signed a four-year, $76.5 million extension with the Chargers that will make him the highest-paid safety in NFL history, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday.
T.J. Watt says it's too early for comparisons with older brother J.J. Watt's 'unstoppable' prime
Asked who is the better player among he and his older brother J.J. Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers star pass rusher T.J. Watt reminded everyone of just how dominant the former Texans star was in Houston.
Brian Burns picking Matthew Judon's brain after Panthers-Patriots joint practice
Following Tuesday's intense, fight-filled practice between the Panthers and Patriots, Carolina DEs Brian Burns and Yetur Gross-Matos spent about 30 minutes working with New England's edge rusher Matt Judon.
Patriots' Bill Belichick: RB Rhamondre Stevenson 'way better than he was last year' in pass game
New England Patriots running back Rhamondre Stevenson has vastly improved in the pass game, according to head coach Bill Belichick. Stevenson's growth could lead to more opportunities in the wake of James White's retirement.
Packers' Aaron Rodgers: 'Realistic' RBs Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon could get 50 catches apiece
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers expects heavy usage of running backs Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon in the passing game as the Packers look to replace the production of Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling.
'Hard Knocks' Episode 2 recap: Making your mark
The first episode of "Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Detroit Lions" introduced us to head coach Dan Campbell and his staff of passionate personalities. In the second episode, the spotlight shined on some of the younger players trying to make a name for themselves. Brendan Walker provides a recap.
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