The Patriots have waived Whalen, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. Whalen's short stint with the Patriots ended Thursday, with the Patriots needing to make room for the team's waiver claim of fellow wideout Michael Floyd.
The Patriots have signed Whalen, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. With Danny Amendola dealing with an ankle issue that will probably cost him some time, Whalen gives the Patriots some needed wideout depth heading into the stretch run. Out of the gate, however, Whalen is no higher than No. 4 in the team's fantasy pecking order at the position.
Whalen was waived by the Chargers on Tuesday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The Chargers parted ways with Whalen after signing former Vikings running back Ronnie Hillman. In eight games this season, the wideout recorded two receptions for 22 yards while playing mostly on special teams. He'll now look to sign on with a team in need of wide receiver depth.
Whalen was released by the Dolphins on Sunday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. Whalen appeared to have made the Dolphins' 53-man roster following Saturday's final roster cuts. However, the Dolphins went on to claim former Titans' wide receiver Justin Hunter off waivers on Sunday, so they needed to clear a roster spot, hence Walen's release. He'll head to the open free agent market and could field some interest elsewhere from receiver-needy teams.
Whalen recorded two receptions for 27 yards in Thursday's preseason win over the Falcons. Whalen took the field for the first time this preseason and was the Dolphins' third-leading wideout on Thursday night. The Dolphins have their top three receivers in place in Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker, and Kenny Stills, leaving Whalen to compete for the No. 4 spot with rookie Leonte Carroo.
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