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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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QB1Tim Tebow
2Christian Ponder
3Seth Lobato
4Bryan Bennett
5Jerry Lovelocke
6Chandler Harnish
7Chase Rettig
8Cody Fajardo
9Bryn Renner
10R.J. Archer
11Shane Carden
12Jake Heaps
13Jake Waters
RB1Joseph Randle
2LaMichael James
3Trent Richardson
4Isaiah Pead
5Zurlon Tipton
6Alonzo Harris
7Josh Harris
8Storm Johnson
9Antone Smith
10Daniel Thomas
11Jeremy Stewart
12Michael Dyer
13Jerome Smith
14Kenneth Harper
15Jawon Chisholm
16LaVance Taylor
17Keshawn Hill
18Lache Seastrunk
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1James Casey
2Erik Lorig
3Joe Don Duncan
4Henry Hynoski
5Brad Smelley
6J.C. Copeland
7Emil Igwenagu
8Zach Boren
9Jordan Campbell
10Toben Opurum
11Kiero Small
12John Conner
WR11Josh Morgan
2Jacoby Ford
3Preston Parker
4Kris Durham
5Miles Austin
6Vincent Brown
7T.J. Graham
8Zach D'Orazio
9Kenzel Doe
10Carlton Mitchell
11Armon Binns
12Reggie Dunn
13Aldrick Robinson
14Damian Williams
15Tevin Reese
16Solomon Patton
17Ricky Collins
18Josh Harper
19Marquez Clark
20David Porter
21L'Damian Washington
22Travis Labhart
23Donatella Luckett
24Tyler McDonald
25Ezell Ruffin
26DaVaris Daniels
27Lance Lewis
28Josh Stewart
WR21Riley Cooper
2Denarius Moore
3Marcus Thigpen
4Ace Sanders
5Rico Richardson
6Emory Blake
7A.J. Jenkins
8Saalim Hakim
9Onterio McCalebb
10Mike Brown
11Joe Morgan
12Ryan Broyles
13Austin Pettis
14Jacoby Jones
15Tandon Doss
16Jimmie Hunt
17Devante Davis
18Clyde Gates
19Ryan Whalen
20Michael Preston
21Devon Wylie
22Milton Williams III
23Daniel Rodriguez
24James Butler
25Phil Bates
26Ryan Lankford
27Demetrius Wilson
28Josh Reese
29Trevor Harman
30Paul Browning
31Juron Criner
32Tom Nelson
33Trindon Holliday
WR31Riley Cooper
TE1Dante Rosario
2Matthew Mulligan
3Mickey Shuler
4Kyle Miller
5Orson Charles
6Richard Gordon
7Chase Dixon
8Jimmay Mundine
9Steve Maneri
10D.J. Williams
11David Paulson
12Gerell Robinson
13Brandon Barden
14Jake Murphy
15Ryan Taylor
16Brett Brackett
17Michael Egnew
18Dan Light
LT1Jason Fox
2David Foucault
C1Julian Vandervelde
2Brian De La Puente
RG1Todd Herremans
K1Josh Scobee
2Brandon Bogotay
3Carey Spear
4Michael Palardy
5Billy Cundiff
6Andrew Furney
7Mike Meyer
8Justin Manton
9Patrick Murray