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Falcons re-sign linebacker Wheeler


FLOWERY BRANCH -- The Falcons re-signed unrestricted free agent linebacker Philip Wheeler on Thursday. Wheeler, the veteran from Georgia Tech, came on strong after being picked up at midseason.

He played in nine games, making two starts. He finished with 30 tackles, a tackle for a loss and a sack. He played with the speed and urgency that Quinn covets. He’s also valuable as a reserve. He played 144 snaps (13.7 percent) and 75 snaps on special teams.

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D. Orlando Ledbetter is the Atlanta Falcons beat writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.