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Griff Whalen | Wide Receiver | #17

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
College: Stanford
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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. Jan 1 - 11:48 AM

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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

Colts waived WR Griff Whalen.

Whalen was waived to make room for RB Zurlon Tipton on the active roster. Primarily used as a returner this season, Whalen was made expendable when the Colts signed Josh Cribbs earlier this week. Whalen had two catches on three targets this season.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 12:55:00 PM

Colts WR Griff Whalen caught 2-of-3 targets for 40 yards in Saturday night's third preseason game.

He's up to eight catches for 77 yards and a touchdown on the preseason. Whalen offers little on-field upside, but has connections to Andrew Luck and OC Pep Hamilton from Stanford, increasing his chances of landing a roster spot.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 11:06:00 PM

Griff Whalen caught five passes for 32 yards and one touchdown in the Colts' second preseason game on Saturday.

With Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton sitting out, Whalen ran as the slot man with the starters. It's a position that sees a ton of targets in OC Pep Hamilton's offense. Whalen saw eight balls come his way. Whalen reeled in 22 passes over the final five games last season, and has good chemistry with Andrew Luck as they are former college teammates. He's a scrappy backup for the Colts.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 09:50:00 PM

Griff Whalen caught five passes for 67 yards in Indianapolis' Divisional Round loss to the Patriots.

Whalen heads into the offseason having caught 22 passes over his final five games. He made the most of his second chance after being re-signed on December 14. Ideally, the Colts would find a more-talented receiver to man the slot in 2014, but Whalen has certainly earned a chance at the job. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound second-year pro has proven to be a surer pair of hands over the middle than fellow Stanford alum Coby Fleener. Whalen is worth a look in Dynasty leagues.
Sun, Jan 12, 2014 12:42:00 AM

Griff Whalen caught two passes for 26 yards in Indy's Wild Card win over the Chiefs.

Whalen drew six targets, primarily out of the slot. He should be entrenched as the Colts' No. 3 receiver for the remainder of the playoffs. Whalen has a bead on a 2014 roster spot.
Sat, Jan 4, 2014 08:55:00 PM

Griff Whalen caught four passes for 32 yards and a touchdown in the Colts' Week 17 win over Jacksonville.

Playing over Darrius Heyward-Bey recently as a slot receiver in the Colts' sub-package offense, Whalen hauled in a third-quarter touchdown pass from Andrew Luck to give Indy a 27-3 lead. The Stanford alum and Pep Hamilton favorite will fill a similar role in the playoffs for Indianapolis.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 05:03:00 PM

Griff Whalen caught seven passes for 80 yards in Week 16 against the Chiefs.

Whalen reeled in seven of his team-high eight targets and did a ton of work after the catch. The other target was an end-zone shot. Since being promoted from the practice squad two week ago, Whalen has been running as the No. 3 receiver ahead of LaVon Brazill. The 23-year-old has some skills as a slot receiver. He's worth monitoring in dynasty formats this offseason. Whalen should continue to have a prominent role on offense for the remainder of 2013.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 05:42:00 PM

Colts WR Griff Whalen has a strained calf, but is expected to be "fine" for Week 16.

Signed off the practice squad on Saturday, Whalen caught four passes for 45 yards against the Texans, running ahead of Darrius Heyward-Bey as a pass catcher. DHB was largely called on to block. Whalen has likely secured a roster spot for the rest of the season, but remains miles from fantasy relevance.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 04:24:00 PM

Griff Whalen caught four passes for 45 yards and a touchdown in Indianapolis' Week 15 win over the Texans.

Promoted off the practice squad on Saturday, Whalen ran as the Colts' No. 3 receiver in the absence of LaVon Brazill. The performance likely earned Whalen a roster spot through the end of the season, but he'll remain well off the fantasy radar for Week 16.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 06:06:00 PM

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6Chandler Harnish
7Chase Rettig
8Cody Fajardo
9Bryn Renner
10R.J. Archer
11Shane Carden
12Jake Heaps
13Jake Waters
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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
16Keshawn Hill
17Lache Seastrunk
18LaVance Taylor
3RB1Joseph Randle
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2Erik Lorig
3Joe Don Duncan
4Henry Hynoski
5Brad Smelley
6J.C. Copeland
7Emil Igwenagu
8Zach Boren
9Jordan Campbell
10Toben Opurum
11Kiero Small
12John Conner
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2Jacoby Ford
3Preston Parker
4Kris Durham
5T.J. Graham
6Seantavius Jones
7Miles Austin
8Vincent Brown
9Carlton Mitchell
10Armon Binns
11Reggie Dunn
12Ricky Collins
13Zach D'Orazio
14Kenzel Doe
15Tevin Reese
16Solomon Patton
17Aldrick Robinson
18Damian Williams
19Lance Lewis
20Josh Stewart
21L'Damian Washington
22Travis Labhart
23Donatella Luckett
24Josh Harper
25Marquez Clark
26David Porter
27DaVaris Daniels
28Tyler McDonald
29Ezell Ruffin
WR21Marcus Thigpen
2Ace Sanders
3Riley Cooper
4Denarius Moore
5Joe Morgan
6Ryan Broyles
7Austin Pettis
8Jacoby Jones
9Rico Richardson
10Emory Blake
11A.J. Jenkins
12Mike Brown
13Saalim Hakim
14Onterio McCalebb
15Tandon Doss
16Devante Davis
17Devon Wylie
18Jimmie Hunt
19Milton Williams III
20Daniel Rodriguez
21James Butler
22Phil Bates
23Ryan Lankford
24Clyde Gates
25Ryan Whalen
26Michael Preston
27Tom Nelson
28Trindon Holliday
29Demetrius Wilson
30Josh Reese
31Trevor Harman
32Juron Criner
33Paul Browning
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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
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2David Foucault
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2Brian De La Puente
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2Jahri Evans
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2Brandon Bogotay
3Carey Spear
4Michael Palardy
5Billy Cundiff
6Andrew Furney
7Mike Meyer
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