NFL Notes: Colts, Lions, Panthers, & Rams

Colts Mike Wells of ESPN writes that the Colts are unlikely to keep five wide receivers given that they are loaded in terms of their top-five options: T.Y. Hilton, Andre Johnson, Donte Moncrief, Phillip Dorsett and Duron Carter. According to Wells, there’s a “gigantic gap” between the Colts’ fifth receiver and Griff Whalen and Vincent ... The post NFL Notes: Colts...
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Colts Ask Goodell to Place McNary on Exempt List; Sign Griff Whalen ot the Active Roster

The Colts, after reviewing the rape accusation against reserve linebacker Josh McNary, have asked Roger Goodell to place McNary on the Commissioner Exempt List. Though he is still on the payroll, McNary won’t take up a roster spot and cannot be involved in any team activities. Here’s an explanation of the Commissioner Exempt List from “The Exempt List is a special...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts Place LB Josh McNary On Commissioner Exempt List & Promote WR Griff Whalen

The Indianapolis Colts announced Thursday that they have signed WR Griff Whalen off of their practice squad to the active roster and added DE Gannon Conway to the taxi squad. The most notable move from the Colts is the fact that they have placed ILB Josh McNary on the Exempt/Commissioner Permission list. Indianapolis requested permission from the NFL to place McNary on the...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts' Josh Cribbs buys fellow WRs custom jersey robes

It's a cold hard fact that jersey robes are cool. You won't be able to deny that after seeing the photos below. Josh Cribbs gifted his fellow Colts receivers on Thursday with custom blue bathrobes,  featuring each player's name and number on them. Notice the exquisite detail; numbers are on the sleeves as well as the back! Receivers Griff Whalen and Josh Lenz shared their excitement...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Colts, Cowboys, Jets, & Texans

Colts Stephen Holder reports that the Colts have re-signed WR Griff Whalen to their practice squad. (Stephen Holder) Holder adds that Whalen received a few calls from NFL teams, but nothing materialized. Cowboys DE Jack Crawford suffered a broken thumb Sunday night and will undergo surgery on Tuesday. He’s expected to miss four weeks. (Desmond Purnell) Jets QB Michael...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts waive WR Griff Whalen

The Indianapolis Colts have waived wide receiver Griff Whalen. Whalen was waived in order to make room for running back Zurlon Tipton on the active roster. Used as a return man this season, Whalen’s time on the roster was over the moment the Colts signed Josh Cribbs earlier this week. Whalen caught two passes for 23 yards this year on three targets. Tipton will be the third man...
November 22, 2014  |  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...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Now that Josh Cribbs is a Colt, here are some of his highlights

Josh Cribbs from 2005-2012 was one of the best return mans in the NFL. Last season he played in just a handful of games for the New York Jets before being placed on IR. The Colts decided to give the 31 year old a chance this season, as Griff Whalen has been dismal in the return game, and Boom Herron will now be taking more snaps in the backfield. Welcome to Colts nation Cribbs. For...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Colts' Griff Whalen

Everybody loves an underdog.Griff Whalen is your typical NFL underdog. He was undrafted in 2012, and struggled to make an impact early on in his career after suffering a broken foot. Whalen was cut after LaVon Brazill returned from his suspension in 2013, but made his way onto the practice squad, the natural home for the NFL underdog.He flip flopped from the practice squad and the...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Da’Rick Rogers: Keeping the Future in Focus

There were plenty of questions about what the Colts would do once they had to cut their roster down to 53 players. One of the biggest questions was how they would deal with the wide receiver unit. Coming into the offseason, it was no secret that the Colts had one of the deepest receiving corps in the league. Naturally, a solid member of that unit was going to get the axe – but...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The Colts 53-man Roster…For Now

Follow @MarcusDugan The Colts have made their cuts and the roster is down to 53. Of course, with all the injuries to veteran players, not everyone on the current version of the regular season roster is safe. There are a few notable names missing, but no major surprises.   Delano Howell, once the safe bet for the open starting safety spot before his neck injury, isn’t on the list...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Countdown to Kickoff: No. 16 Da'Rick Rogers

As NFL training camp winds down each year, teams have to make critical decisions. Some players that make an impression in the preseason will be kept; others will not be so fortunate. It’s an agonizing dilemma coaches faces every year, especially when there might be too many players occupying one position.That’s what Chuck Pagano and Ryan Grigson face at wide receiver the next...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

(Great photo from Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports.  But Eli doesn't look as enthused as Luck.  This needs a caption, people) Follow @MarcusDugan Well, it wasn’t pretty end the end, but it was a good preseason performance by most of the guys we’ll see on the field during the regular season and a few who are fighting to make the team. As I type this, the Giants just keep on...
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August 16, 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...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Colts to Watch in Tonight’s First Pre-Season Game

The Indianapolis Colts play tonight against the New York Jets in their first pre-season game.  As this is the first pre-season game, a lot of unknown is involved, especially pertaining to rookies and new additions, and where they fit in.  These off-season changes will change things for returning players as well.  Here are 5 players to watch in tonight’s first pre-season game...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

What to Look For: Colts @ Jets Preseason Preview

Follow @MarcusDugan It’s football, it’s football!  Do you remember football?  It’s back…in preseason form… Okay, so what we’re about to see at 7:00 p.m. EDT (broadcast locally on WNDY 23) is a step above a scrimmage from a fan perspective, but after nearly eight months without any Colts football, we’ll take a glorified scrimmage and all the camp battle drama that...
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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

Top five sleepers to make the Colts opening day roster

With the beginning of the NFL season looming, and training camp starting next week, we can take a look at the different dark horse roster fillers to make the final cut come opening day. 1. Tony Washington: With LaVon Brazill  being released (after another run in with the law), there is still going to be a competition for the final wide receiver spot on the team. Tony Washington...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Should Colts Carry Six Receivers for Sake of Future?

At any given time during a typical regular season, the Indianapolis Colts will carry no more than five wide receivers on the active roster. However, this season presents much different scenarios than a typical season.Until waiving LaVon Brazill last Friday, the Colts were seven-deep at wide receiver. And that is seven quality receivers. Some teams do not even have two or three. With...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Positional Preview: Wide Receivers

Current Depth Chart:Starter – Reggie WayneStarter – TY Hilton3rd Receiver – Hakeem NicksBackup – Donte MoncriefBackup – Da’Rick Rogers6th String – Griff Whalen7th String or lower (not in order) – Aaron Banks, Ryan Lankford, Josh Lenz, Greg Moore, Eric Thomas, Tony WashingtonReggie WayneReggie Wayne tore his ACL last season, but the old vet seems to be back and better...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Dregs of the Roster: Da’Rick Rogers Film Review

With LaVon Brazill suspended for the season, the competition for the fifth spot on the Colts’ wide receiver depth chart will likely come down to Da’Rick Rogers and Griff Whalen, unless an undrafted rookie breaks out or they decide to keep six. (Quick aside: I always liked Brazill’s potential, but this is more disappointing than devastating. He was facing an uphill battle to...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

LaVon Brazill Suspended for the Season

Follow @MarcusDugan Well, the battle at the bottom of the Colts’ receiver depth chart just changed dramatically.  The NFL has suspended LaVon Brazill for the 2014 season for another violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. Brazill played well after returning from his four game suspension last season, splitting time with fellow backups Da’Rick Rogers and Griff Whalen...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Notebook: Ballard, Nicks, & Whalen Working Through Different Challenges

Follow @MarcusDugan Ballard Feels Ready But Will Play It Safe Vick Ballard looked very good in his one game last season, with 63 yards on 13 carries (4.8 ypc), but just four days later, he found himself being helped off the practice field with a torn ACL. Eight and a half months later, Ballard is doing well, but he’s still limited to individual work in practice.  “I can’t...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Draft: Man Crush Monday: Davante Adams

In this very first installment of Colts Draft: Man Crush Monday, I will divulge my NFL Draft man crush on Fresno State wide receiver Davante Adams, and explain why he would be a good fit with the Indianapolis Colts.First, so you know I’m not just crazy, here is an example of NFL man crushing.To give you a little background on Adams, he compiled 233 receptions over the last two...
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April 14, 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...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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