Philip Wheeler was in the Bay Area Monday to meet with the Niners, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source.
The Miami Dolphins cut the 30-year-old linebacker earlier this month after his play diminished throughout the 2014 season. The formerly solid run defender struggled even in that aspect last season. Wheeler was a bigger liability in coverage and teams were able to pick on him in space.
>> Hakeem Nicks is finally getting a look-see on the open market. The receiver told ESPN's Josina Anderson on Monday that he visited the 49ers. The 27-year-old pass-catcher started six games for the Colts in 2014 and caught 38 passes for 405 yards and one touchdown. Rapoport reported Tuesday that Nicks' meeting with the Niners was a tryout, not just a meet-and-greet.