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Patriots Practice Report: Griff Whalen Debuts; Danny Amendola Lone Absence

FOXBORO, Mass. — Newly signed New England Patriots wide receiver Griff Whalen practiced with the team for the first time Friday. Whalen, who will wear No. 14 for the Patriots, played eight games for the San Diego Chargers earlier this season, catching just two passes for 22 yards before being released Nov. 22. The Patriots officially announced his signing Friday morning. The player...
December 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Griff Whalen Signing Gives Patriots Fill-In Returner With Danny Amendola Out

FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick announced the New England Patriots’ latest roster move Friday morning, confirming the team had signed free-agent wide receiver Griff Whalen. Belichick declined to offer a detailed scouting report on Whalen, who previously spent time with the Indianapolis Colts and San Diego Chargers. “We’ll see how it goes,” Belichick said. “We’ll see...
December 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Dolphins sign WR/KR Griff Whalen

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Free agent receiver and kick returner Griff Whalen has signed with the Miami Dolphins.Whalen spent his first three NFL seasons with the Indianapolis Colts before they released him in January. He has 45 career receptions for 487 yards and three touchdowns, and has averaged 8.2 yards on punt returns and 25.8 on kickoff returns.Last year Whalen caught 19 passes...
Via Associated Press
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Griff Whalen was never part of Colts’ fake punt play in practice

There were two people who looked incredibly dumb when the Indianapolis Colts tried to fool the New England Patriots with a trick punt formation Sunday night — head coach Chuck Pagano and wide receiver Griff Whalen. But the more we learn about the play, the more we realize Pagano needs to shoulder most of the blame. During an appearance on WFBQ’s “The Bob and Tom Show” Tuesday...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Colts player screamed 'Don't snap it!' on infamous play

The Indianapolis Colts helped the New England Patriots beat them Sunday night by running one of the most inexplicable, idiotic plays in National Football League history. And in case you couldn’t tell by watching the play, the ball was not supposed to be snapped. Trailing 27-21 and facing a 4th-and-3 situation, Chuck Pagano called for a ridiculous formation that sent nine players...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts Waive Griff Whalen, Call up Zurlon Tipton

Yes, the Colts have shown receiver/returner Griff Whalen the door. Whalen was actually 8th in the league in kick return average at 25.2 yards (19th in punt return average at 7.2 yards), although average starting position after a return wasn’t something I could find quickly (feel free to send a link in the comments or on Twitter). They filled the empty roster spot with running back...
Via The Colts Authority
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Indianapolis Colts WR Griff Whalen Gets Harsh Reminder Why Returning Punts Sucks

When you are not the No. 1 or No. 2 wide receiver you have to do whatever it takes to make sure the team thinks you are valuable enough to keep around. If that means you have to return kicks--you return kicks and/or punts. With just 24 receptions to his name last season Colts WR Griff Whalen is one of those guys.@gifdsports/TwitterIf that means you have to get smacked like he did...
Via FatManWriting
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts: biggest winners in training camp

Finally, it’s football season. This will be the last Sunday without football till Super Sunday in February. So how about we look at who the winners are so far in training camp? Griff Whalen is someone who has a leg up since training camp started, though it is due to a mix of unfortunate events and his own play. LaVon Brazill has been cut by the Indianapolis Colts after making...
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Authority Dregs of the Roster: Griff Whalen Film Review

By Ben Gundy In addition to having a name that sounds like a grunge rocking super hero from a bad/awesome 90s movie, Griff Whalen turned himself into a reasonably good receiver last year. After bouncing between the Colts’ practice squad and active roster for the first half of the season, Whalen, a former undrafted rookie who spent all of 2012 on injured reserve, worked his way...
Via The Colts Authority
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts: getting hot at the right time

What a confidence booster for the Indianapolis Colts and their fan base. Sure the Kansas City Chiefs haven’t really beaten anybody of note this season, but they’re a good team that has won on a consistent basis this season. Griff Whalen had a fantastic outing today with 7 catches for 80 yards. (Photo credit: And the Colts pulled out a convincing victory against them...
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

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