• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Colts WR Griff Whalen contributes one catch to Sunday win

    Colts wide receiver Griff Whalen had one reception for 16 yards in the Week 4 defeat of Jacksonville. It was the only pass thrown his way.Whalen has taken over punt return duties after Phillip Dorsett struggled in Week 1 with the job. It looks like he is also becoming the No. 4 receiver, but that won't result in many targets.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Colts unveil inactives list for Sunday's AFC Championship Game

    The Colts have declared the following players as inactive for Sunday's AFC Championship Game: Trent Richardson, Griff Whalen, Sheldon Price, Xavier Nixon, Jonotthan Harrison, Bjoern Werner and Zach Kerr. It is the second straight week Richardson will be inactive. The Colts are currently 7-point underdogs against the Patriots Sunday.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Colts promote WR Griff Whalen

    The Colts promoted receiver/returner Griff Whalen from their practice squad, reports Pro Football Talk. He takes the roster spot vacated by linebacker Josh McNary, who was placed on the Commissioner's Exempt List. Indy is preparing to visit New England in Sunday's AFC Championship Game.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Colts announce several roster moves Tuesday

    The Colts announced several roster moves on Tuesday, per the team's official website. The team signed wide receiver Griff Whalen and running back Jeff Demps to the practice squad. The team also waived running back Michael Hill.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Colts promote RB Zurlon Tipton from practice squad

    The Colts have signed rookie running back Zurlon Tipton from the practice squad and added him to the 53-man active roster in time for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network on Saturday. In a corresponding move, the team has waived wide receiver Griff Whalen. The move was made to give Indianapolis some depth at running back after losing Ahmad Bradshaw for the remainder of the season with a fractured fibula and missing out on signing Ben Tate off waivers. Tate was waived by Cleveland and picked up by Minnesota. Tipton now joins Trent Richardson and Dan Herron as the only remaining backs on the Colts' active roster.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Several Colts make minor mark on Sunday game

    Colts wideout Hakeen Nicks gained a starting spot for Sunday in Pittsburgh due to the absence of Reggie Wayne and did little with it. Nicks managed just one catch for 27 yards as one of several small offensive contributors. Also in that group was wideout Griff Whalen, who caught one pass for 23 yards, and running back Dan Herron, who chipped in with a reception for five yards while adding two yards on one carry. Tight end Coby Fleener also caught one for four yards.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Da'Rick Rogers, Griff Whalen benefit from LaVon Brazill's ban

    With LaVon Brazill suspended for at least a year, Da'Rick Rogers and Griff Whalen have the inside track on the Colts' final two receiver spots, reports ESPN.com. Rogers and Whalen should make the team behind Reggie Wayne, T.Y. Hilton, Hakeem Nicks and rookie Donte Moncrief.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Griff Whalen becoming important target for Andrew Luck

    Colts receiver Griff Whalen, who spent time this year on the practice squad, has become one of Andrew Luck's favorite targets. Whalen has been targeted 20 times over the last three games, catching 15 passes for 157 yards and two touchdowns. According to ESPN.com, Whalen has a built-in advantage because he played with Luck in Stanford. Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton was their offensive coordinator at Stanford, "and he's using the same passing plays he used while coaching them in college," the report said. Hamilton told the website that "the quarterback-receiver dynamic is all about trust and the quarterback has to trust that the receiver is going to get to the spot and or beat man coverage." The Colts host the Chiefs in a playoff game Saturday.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Colts pass catchers do little Week 17

    The Colts pass catchers didn't do much Week 17 against the Jaguars. Griff Whalen was the only player to catch a touchdown, scoring on a 7 yard pass. He finished the game with 32 yards. Tight end Coby Fleener had just one reception for 25 yards. Da'Rick Rodgers caught two passes for 20 yards. Stanley Havili also caught two balls, but had 18 yards. Weslye Saunders had 18 yards, but caught one ball. LaVon Brazill caught one bal for 11 yards. Tight end Jack Doyle had one caught for 2 yards. Tashard Choice also had one catch for 5 yards. He also carried the ball five times for 18 yards.

  • by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Griff Whalen leads Colts in receiving yards

    It was less than a month ago when the Colts released Griff Whalen to make room at another position. He's since re-established himself as more than just a part-time receiver. Whalen worked often at Kansas City in Week 16, leading the team with seven catches on eight targets for 80 yards. Whalen was used mainly in the slot, running lots of curl, crossing and out routes. "He's a guy that is a tireless worker; he is accountable," coach Chuck Pagano said. "There's obviously a trust factor with the quarterback, going back to their college days. He's one of those guys we've had up, back down, then back up again; he works at his craft. He practices extremely hard, probably harder than he plays the game. It's not a surprise to see Griff making the plays that he makes because we see it all the time in practice. He did a phenomenal job for the second week in a row, he got first downs for us, made some clutch catches, made guys miss in the open field, got yards after contact, so he did a great job." It's a dimension the Colts offense could continue to use not just next week against the Jaguars in Week 17 but also in the playoffs.