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Griff Whalen | Wide Receiver | #8

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
College: Stanford
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Ravens signed WR Griff Whalen.
Most famous for botching a ludicrously ill-advised swinging gate play against the Patriots two years ago, the 27-year-old journeyman will join his fifth NFL team in six seasons. A fringe player who sees most of his snaps on special teams, Whalen isn't a lock to make Baltimore's 53-man roster. Jul 21 - 2:34 PM

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Free agent WR Griff Whalen worked out for the Ravens on Friday.

Whalen, 27, made some noise early in his career with the Colts, but he's dangerously close to falling out of the league at this point. He caught two passes across eight games for the Chargers last season and also spent some time on the Patriots' roster.
Jul 21 - 11:40 AM

Patriots waived WR Griff Whalen.

The Patriots cut him to clear a roster spot for Michael Floyd, who was claimed off waivers from Arizona. Whalen was only on the team for a week and was a healthy scratch against the Ravens on Monday night.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 04:41:00 PM

Patriots signed WR Griff Whalen.

The Pats needed a warm body at receiver after Danny Amendola suffered a high-ankle sprain. Whalen can run routes out of the slot and contribute on special teams.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 05:31:00 PM

Chargers signed WR Griff Whalen, formerly of the Dolphins.

A 26-year-old journeyman, Whalen is on his third team over the past two seasons, having also spent time in Indianapolis and Miami. He was among the Dolphins' final cuts in early September. Whalen will give San Diego some depth behind Travis Benjamin, Tyrell Williams, Dontrelle Inman, and Isaiah Burse.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 04:05:00 PM

Dolphins waived WR Griff Whalen.

He lost his roster spot to Justin Hunter, which is a terribly depressing sentence. Whalen was widely expected to stick on the roster because of his relationship with OC Clyde Christensen and his veteran presence in a very young receiver room. He should pop up somewhere else in the near future.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 02:15:00 PM

The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero believes Dolphins WR Griff Whalen is "on course" for a roster spot.

Dolphins OC Clyde Christensen was the QBs coach with Whalen in Indianapolis, so he might have had a leg up to start. Still, he has reportedly been solid in camp, and he is an asset on special teams. Despite the roster spot, Whalen is unlikely to come into fantasy value this season.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 10:32:00 AM

According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Griff Whalen has a "legitimate chance" to be the Dolphins' No. 4 receiver.

OC Clyde Christensen was the QBs coach when Whalen was in Indianapolis, which should help as he adjusts to the Dolphins' new scheme. Whalen was never a huge playmaker in Indy, but coach Adam Gase is impressed by his versatility. "He has the flexibility to go outside, but his big thing was third downs in Indy," said Gase. "This was an opportunity for us to bring in a guy who we thought was a good player who plays special teams, has done some returning in the past."
Mon, Apr 11, 2016 10:01:00 PM

Dolphins signed WR Griff Whalen.

Whalen has been out of the league since getting waived from the Colts in January. With Greg Jennings and Rishard Matthews gone, he'll compete for Miami's No. 4 receiver job behind Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker, and Kenny Stills. 26-year-old Whalen can also return kicks.
Fri, Mar 18, 2016 05:26:00 PM

Colts waived WR Griff Whalen off injured reserve.

Whalen was placed on I.R. two weeks ago with broken ribs. The 25-year-old is now free to latch on elsewhere in time for the offseason program.
Fri, Jan 1, 2016 11:48:00 AM

Colts placed WR Griff Whalen on injured reserve with broken ribs, ending his season.

His season ends with 19 catches for 205 yards and one touchdown. Whalen, 25, is a borderline NFL talent whose familiarity with the Colts' coaching staff and "grit" have kept him around for three years. An impending exclusive rights free agent, Whalen will return to compete for a roster spot in 2016.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 03:51:00 PM

Griff Whalen caught 5-of-6 targets for 73 yards Week 9 against the Broncos.

Whalen was tackled inside the five in the second quarter and converted two important third downs in the second half. Whalen now has 11 targets over the last two games after seeing four total in the first seven weeks. He should be pushing Andre Johnson for snaps.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 07:55:00 PM

Griff Whalen is listed with the first-team offense on the Colts' first unofficial depth chart.

We wouldn't read too far into it. Both T.Y. Hilton and Phillip Dorsett can man the slot, so there isn't an opening for Whalen in Indy's base offense. Whalen is far from assured of cracking the 53-man roster.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 02:50:00 PM

Colts signed WR/KR Griff Whalen off their practice squad.

Whalen takes the place of ILB Josh McNary, who was placed on the Exempt/Commissioner's List. Whalen had two catches in 10 games for the Colts this season and was a primary return man before Josh Cribbs was signed.
Thu, Jan 15, 2015 11:15:00 AM

Colts re-signed WR/KR Griff Whalen to their practice squad.

Whalen was released after the Colts added return specialist Josh Cribbs. He found no interest on the open market and settled for a taxi squad spot back in Indy.
Source: Indy Star
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 08:43:00 AM

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4Josh Woodrum
RB1Terrance West
2Danny Woodhead
3Buck Allen
4Bobby Rainey
5Taquan Mizzell
GLB1Terrance West
2Danny Woodhead
3RB1Danny Woodhead
2Terrance West
FB1Lorenzo Taliaferro
2Ricky Ortiz
WR11Jeremy Maclin
2Michael Campanaro
3Keenan Reynolds
4Chris Matthews
5Quincy Adeboyejo
WR21Mike Wallace
2Breshad Perriman
3Chris Moore
4Vince Mayle
5Griff Whalen
WR31Breshad Perriman
TE1Ben Watson
2Nick Boyle
3Maxx Williams
4Larry Donnell
5Ryan Malleck
LT1Ronnie Stanley
2Stephane Nembot
3Roubbens Joseph
LG1Ryan Jensen
2Jarell Broxton
3Maurquice Shakir
C1Jeremy Zuttah
2Matt Skura
3Brandon Kublanow
RG1Marshal Yanda
2Jermaine Eluemunor
3Jarrod Pughsley
RT1Austin Howard
2James Hurst
3De'Ondre Wesley
K1Justin Tucker