Philip Wheeler


Editor’s note: Insider Matt Maiocco will be providing position-by-position breakdowns each day leading up to 49ers training camp, which opens with their first full-squad pract


SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers on Thursday signed veteran inside linebacker Philip Wheeler to a one-year contract, and released three players from their 90-man roster.


The 49ers are in need of inside linebackers after Patrick Willis and Chris Borland retired this offseason, and they're entertaining one option on Monday. 


At his Friday press briefing, Raiders coach Dennis Allen revealed that he had gotten good news on the playing surface at the Oakland Coliseum for Sundays game against Jacksonville.


ALAMEDA -- With the Raiders employing a plethora of nickel defenses against Atlanta's high-octane, four-wideouts offense, Rolando McClain was missing in action for much of the game Sunday.McCl