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Philip Wheeler fined $21,000 for QB hit

11/15/2013

DAVIE, Fla. -- The bad news continues for the Miami Dolphins.

Miami starting linebacker Philip Wheeler was fined $21,000 for his hit on Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon in Monday’s loss, an NFL spokesman confirmed to ESPN.com. Wheeler hit Glennon in the head and neck area, and it was a big penalty in Miami's 22-19 loss to the Buccaneers.

Wheeler is the second Dolphins player to be fined by the NFL for hard hits on quarterbacks this season. Miami rookie linebacker Jelani Jenkins also was fined in October for his hit on Buffalo Bills quarterback Thad Lewis.