The Colts have waived Whalen (ribs) off IR. Whalen had been placed on injured reserve by the Colts on Dec. 21, but with the move, he's now free to seek employment elsewhere as a depth wideout/returner.
Whalen (ribs) has been placed on IR by the Colts. Whalen's 2015 season thus ends with 19 catches for 205 yards and a TD in 14 games, with his absence down the stretch more of a hit to the Colts' depth at wideout than it is to fantasy owners.
Whalen had two receptions for nine yards and lost a key fumble late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to Houston. Whalen wasn't targeted in the passing game last week, but had two targets Sunday. However, he had a key fumble that ended Indy's chance at a drive to tie the game. It was his third major turnover or mishap (he was involved in a botched fake field goal) which may cost him a roster spot down the road.
Whalen was not targeted in the passing game and played just eight snaps on offense in Sunday's loss at Jacksonville. Phillip Dorsett played 25 snaps in his return from a broken leg, pushing Whalen to the bench. It looks like Whalen will see a decrease in playing time the final three games as a result.
Whalen had two receptions for nine yards but was targeted six times in Sunday's loss at Pittsburgh. He played 21-of-58 snaps on offense. Whalen was second on the team in targets despite playing just 21 snaps. He's getting more looks than Andre Johnson as the two compete for p0laying time as the third receiver.
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