Oakland Raiders Show Support For Philip Wheeler

Linebacker Philip Wheeler spent his first four seasons in the NFL with one football team, the Indianapolis Colts. Wheeler was drafted out of Georgia Tech, and even though he didn't play much in his first season. Wheeler put up only 14 tackles in his first season, but then started 23 games and combined for 122 tackles in 2009 and 2010. Wheeler started 11 of 13 games in 2011 and compiled 84 tackles.

Wheeler is now headed to Oakland on a one-year deal to help shore up the Oakland linebacking corps, and he's already feeling the love from Raider Nation. Find out how Raiders fans are treating Wheeler after the jump.

The Raiders fans have already shown the love early and often, and Wheeler has shown his appreciation of the situation. Comcast Sports Net has more in their Raiders Talk section.

Wheeler said he's added "…almost like 2,000 (followers). It was cool, that kind of helped me and my decision, because it showed me how big of a football city (Oakland) is. I mean, Indianapolis was a pretty good football city, but they didn't get involved in the media or show us how much they care about the game. I've always wanted to play in a football city for a legendary team."


To talk about Wheeler and the Raiders, head on over to Silver and Black Pride.

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