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Ryan Whalen | Wide Receiver | #89

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/26/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
College: Stanford
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 6 (167) / CIN
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Vikings signed WR Ryan Whalen.
Whalen has ties to coach Mike Zimmer from their time with the Bengals. He'll compete for a role on special teams. 26-year-old Whalen is a roster longshot. Sat, Aug 1, 2015 06:32:00 PM

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Bengals waived/released WR Ryan Whalen, CB R.J. Stanford, DT Larry Black, S Isaiah Lewis and K Quinn Sharp.

A 2011 sixth-rounder, Whalen has kicked around the bottom rung of the Bengals' roster for three seasons, catching 11 passes across 17 games. Stanford appeared in 13 games for the Dolphins in 2013. He'll shop his wares as a special teamer.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 05:27:00 PM

Bengals WR Ryan Whalen led Cincinnati in Week 7 receiving with four catches for 31 yards.

Andy Dalton only threw for 105 as the passing game was shut down, so slot receiver Whalen came out on top of a putrid corps. The Bengals have an upcoming bye in Week 8, and Whalen won't be worth rostering in fantasy leagues.
Mon, Oct 22, 2012 12:21:00 AM

Bengals WR Ryan Whalen (hamstring) returned to practice Monday.

Whalen missed two weeks of practice, imperiling his roster spot. A sixth-round pick last season, Whalen caught four passes for 27 yards in four games. He'll likely have to light it up in Cincinnati's final two preseason games to get back on the coaching staff's radar.
Mon, Aug 20, 2012 02:30:00 PM

Bengals WR Ryan Whalen has missed the past two weeks of training camp with a hamstring injury.

The Bengals like Whalen's skill set as a backup receiver, but the team's website acknowledges that he's on the roster bubble. The top six wideouts right now are A.J. Green, Brandon Tate, Armon Binns, Andrew Hawkins, Mohamed Sanu, and Marvin Jones. They seem unlikely to carry seven receivers on the final 53.
Source: bengals.com
Fri, Aug 17, 2012 04:09:00 PM

The Cincinnati Enquirer believes Bengals WR Ryan Whalen is on the roster bubble.

It should go without saying after the 2011 sixth-rounder caught just four passes in four games as a rookie. Barring an exceptionally strong training camp, Whalen is likely gone.
Tue, May 29, 2012 09:33:00 PM

Bengals agreed to terms with No. 167 overall pick WR Ryan Whalen on a four-year contract.

A possession receiver under Jim Harbaugh at Stanford, Whalen reportedly turned a few heads in player-organized workouts. We put even less stock in those reports than minicamp performances. Whalen is facing long odds to make the roster in Cincinnati's deep receiver corps.
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 01:46:00 PM

Bengals selected Stanford WR Ryan Whalen with the No. 167 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft.

Whalen goes 6-foot-1, 204 and was a possession receiver under Jim Harbaugh at Stanford, averaging just 10.7 yards per catch as a senior and earning honorable mention All-Pac 10 honors. A former walk-on, Whalen ran a 4.62 forty at the Combine. He probably isn't going to do much on offense in the NFL.
Sat, Apr 30, 2011 03:37:00 PM

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2Josh Freeman
3Phillip Sims
4Bryan Bennett
5G.J. Kinne
6Johnny Manziel
7Seth Lobato
8Christian Ponder
9Tim Tebow
10Brad Sorensen
11Bryn Renner
12Ryan Williams
13McLeod Bethel-Thompson
14Pat Devlin
15Garrett Gilbert
16R.J. Archer
17Cody Fajardo
18Shane Carden
19Griffin Neal
20Jerry Lovelocke
21Chase Rettig
22Chandler Harnish
23Dylan Thompson
24Jake Waters
RB1Arian Foster
2Joseph Randle
3Zurlon Tipton
4Toby Gerhart
5LaMichael James
6Joique Bell
7Alonzo Harris
8Antone Smith
9Anthony Dixon
10Josh Harris
11Ross Scheuerman
12Kenneth Harper
13Jawon Chisholm
14Brandon Ross
15Jerome Smith
16Rajion Neal
17Michael Dyer
18Jeremy Stewart
19Keshawn Hill
20Kevin Monangai
21LaVance Taylor
22Lache Seastrunk
GLB1Joique Bell
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1James Casey
2Jorvorskie Lane
3Erik Lorig
4Derrick Coleman
5Ryan Mueller
6Henry Hynoski
7Joe Don Duncan
8Brad Smelley
9Trey Millard
10Abou Toure
11Jordan Campbell
12Emil Igwenagu
13Zach Boren
14Kiero Small
15J.C. Copeland
16John Conner
WR11Greg Jennings
2Marques Colston
3Andre Johnson
4Shane Wynn
5Miles Austin
6Dwayne Bowe
7Andre Roberts
8Preston Parker
9Kris Durham
10Seantavius Jones
11Josh Morgan
12Jacoby Ford
13Tyler Davis
14Tevin Reese
15Ricky Collins
16Zach D'Orazio
17Kenzel Doe
18Damaris Johnson
19Robert Herron
20Solomon Patton
21Damian Williams
22Reggie Dunn
23Armon Binns
24Carlton Mitchell
25DaVaris Daniels
26Tyler McDonald
27Ezell Ruffin
28Travis Labhart
29Donatella Luckett
30Lance Lewis
31Joseph Anderson
32Josh Stewart
33Josh Harper
34Marquez Clark
35L'Damian Washington
36David Porter
WR21Brian Hartline
2Roddy White
3Ace Sanders
4Riley Cooper
5Denarius Moore
6Marcus Thigpen
7Joe Morgan
8Austin Pettis
9Jacoby Jones
10Ryan Broyles
11Rico Richardson
12Emory Blake
13A.J. Jenkins
14Onterio McCalebb
15Tandon Doss
16Mike Brown
17Devante Davis
18Jimmie Hunt
19Devon Wylie
20Marlon Brown
21Phil Bates
22Isiah Ferguson
23Ryan Lankford
24Milton Williams III
25Michael Preston
26Daniel Rodriguez
27James Butler
28Clyde Gates
29Ryan Whalen
30Marcus Harris
31Juron Criner
32Tom Nelson
33Andre Davis
34Demetrius Wilson
35Josh Reese
36Trevor Harman
37Paul Browning
38Saalim Hakim
39Trindon Holliday
40Christion Jones
WR31Andre Johnson
2Marques Colston
3Riley Cooper
TE1Owen Daniels
2Scott Chandler
3Dante Rosario
4Kyle Miller
5Orson Charles
6Chase Ford
7Beau Gardner
8Mickey Shuler
9D.J. Williams
10Rob Blanchflower
11Jacob Maxwell
12Mike McFarland
13Richard Gordon
14Nick Kasa
15Chase Dixon
16Cameron Clear
17David Paulson
18Steve Maneri
19Jimmay Mundine
20Brandon Barden
21Kevin Greene
22Gerell Robinson
23Dan Light
24Jordan Thompson
25Jake Murphy
26Ryan Taylor
27Brett Brackett
28Michael Egnew
29Adrien Robinson
LT1Pierce Burton
2John Fullington
3Micah Hatchie
4Will Beatty
5Jason Fox
6Tyson Chandler
7Bryan Witzmann
8Mitchell Van Dyk
LG1Ben Grubbs
2Antoine Everett
3Edawn Coughman
4Ben Heenan
5Sean Hickey
6Valerian Ume-Ezeoke
7Tanner Hawkinson
8Darren Keyton
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2Khaled Holmes
3Braxston Cave
4Brian De La Puente
5Ben Clarke
RG1Jahri Evans
2Louis Vasquez
3Todd Herremans
4Michael Liedtke
5Paul Fanaika
6Michael Huey
7Patrick Omameh
8Leon Brown
9Ronald Patrick
10Adam Replogle
11Jake Bernstein
RT1Mike Adams
2Nate Chandler
3Brett Boyko
4Lamar Holmes
5Kelvin Palmer
K1Josh Scobee
2Brandon Bogotay
3Kyle Brindza
4Brad Craddock
5Carey Spear
6Billy Cundiff
7Jaden Oberkrom
8Mike Meyer
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