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Friday, 09 December 2016 01:12

New England Patriots Sign Wide Receiver Griff Whalen

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With injuries coming into the mix, the Patriots look to add depth on offense. 

The New England Patriots signed free agent wide receiver Griff Whalen today to a one year contract.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, it is suspected that the patriots signed Whalen to fill in for Danny Amendola as he recovers from his ankle injury.

Griff Whalen has had experience playing the slot receiver position and has a similar build to Julien Edelman and Danny Amendola as he is 5-11 and 198 pounds.

In his four NFL seasons, Whalen has compiled 47 receptions for 509 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Whalen has spent most of his career on the Indianapolis Colts before spending time with the Miami Dolphins in this past off season and a few weeks with the San Diego Chargers this season.

This does not seem to be a long term plan and is reminiscent of when the Patriots signed wide receiver Austin Collie for a short period of time in the 2013 season. He will fill in for when the patriots need 3 or 4 receivers on the field and if anybody has to take plays off or possibly miss time as the season continues.

Charles Russek

Charles Russek is a member of the CLNS Radio New England Patriots beat team.  Currently serving as the staff writer for the Patriots Beat Podcast, Charles provides coverage of one of the most foreknown podcasts covering the four-time Super Bowl Champions.  You can also hear Charles on the CLNS Radio New England Patriots Post Game Show which goes live after every single Pats game available on CLNSRadio.com and iTunes and Stitcher.  He is studying Criminal Justice at Plymouth State University.
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