Whalen (toe) reached a four-week injury settlement with the Raiders on Thursday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
While eligible to sign elsewhere at the moment, the settlement will allow Whalen to re-sign with the Raiders following the conclusion of Week 4. Prior to landing on injured reserve, Oakland was hopeful Whalen could be of service in the slot.
The Raiders waived Whalen (toe) after reaching an injury settlement Tuesday, Doug Williams of NBC Bay Area reports.
Whalen was placed on injured reserve Monday, so the settlement came quickly. He was climbing up the wideout ranks at the time of his release, so he has a shot at a depth role with another team once he's healthy.
Whalen (toe) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
It took to about mid-August for the Raiders to pen Whalen ahead of Ryan Switzer on the depth chart and the team seemed confident in Whalen's abilities as a slot receiver prior to the toe injury. There's a chance Oakland will look to bring Whalen back mid-season following an injury settlement, but in the short-term it looks like Whalen's promising offseason will be lost.
Whalen (toe) isn't expected to play the season opener against the Rams, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Gehlken added that Whalen passed Ryan Switzer in the pecking order before Switzer was traded to the Steelers. However, Whalen may have lost his chance at return man duties to Dwayne Harris. Without that job in hand, Whalen will work as a gunner on special teams with minimal offensive impact.
Whalen exited the locker room following Friday's preseason game sporting a walking boot, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
According to Gehlken, Whalen was later determined to have suffered a toe injury during Friday's contest. Thankfully, X-rays came back negative and the receiver was able to walk effectively in the protective boot. Whalen has been working ahead of Ryan Switzer in the slot during training camp, but if the former misses extended action, expect Switzer to gain additional snaps with the first team offense.
Whalen has been working ahead of Ryan Switzer in the slot during training camp, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Head coach John Gruden said Whalen and Switzer were "neck-and-neck" in the competition for the slot, but it looks like Whalen has a legitimate shot at landing a starting role after signing with the team in March. Special teams production will likely play a role in who gets the spot, as both Whalen and Switzer have excelled as return men. Additionally, Seth Roberts' return from an undisclosed injury adds another element to the competition.
Whalen signed with the Raiders on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Whalen figures to provide the Raiders with some added depth at the receiver position. He'll likely also challenge for a kick returning spot, but that's more speculation than anything else at the moment. Whalen appeared in just two games for the Ravens in 2017.
Whalen was released Tuesday by the Ravens.
Whalen played a fairly big role in his Baltimore debut, catching four of six targets for 23 yards in Week 7's loss to the Vikings, but was then absent from the team's blowout victory over the Dolphins. His release likely comes as a result of the Ravens' receiving corps nearing full health, as It has been plagued with injuries all season.
Whalen made his 2017 debut Sunday, catching four of six targets for 23 yards in a 24-16 loss to the Vikings.
Recently signed for depth, Whalen saw plenty of action Sunday with Mike Wallace exiting the game with a concussion and Breshad Perriman (concussion) and Jeremy Maclin (shoulder) sitting due to injury. Whalen played 58 of a possible 65 snaps and was efficient in catching the ball. His four catches for 23 yards in one game are just shy of Perriman's four catches for 26 yards on 18 targets through six games. If Baltimore's receiving corps is still banged up Thursday, Whalen could find himself playing plenty of snaps once again.
Whalen will re-sign with the Ravens on Thursday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Whalen failed to make the Ravens' 53-man roster out of training camp, but with the injury bug hitting Baltimore's receiving corps -- Mike Wallace (back), Jeremy Maclin (concussion) and Breshad Perriman (concussion) all were held out of Wednesday's practice -- there's an obvious need for depth at the position. Even if all three of those players sit out Sunday's game against the Vikings, however, Whalen won't offer much fantasy intrigue in a Ravens offense that has struggled to generate production through the air even in times of better health.
Whalen was released by the Ravens on Friday, ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports.
With the roster cutdown deadline looming for Saturday, the Ravens began trimming down following their final preseason game. Whalen, who signed before training camp to compete for a role in the return game, had a minimal impact during the preseason. He hauled in one reception for five yards in his final tuneup Thursday against the Saints. Still, Whalen is just 27 years old and could offer some utility to a team looking to bolster its special-teams units.
Whalen signed with the Ravens on Friday.
Whalen's signing comes on the same day that news surfaced that fellow Ravens wideout Michael Campanaro (toe) will begin training camp on the PUP list. In eight games with the Chargers last season, Whalen caught two passes for 22 yards.
Whalen is expected to sign with the Ravens, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Whalen's deal in Baltimore is subject to him passing a physical. The shifty wideout has spent time with the Colts, Chargers and Patriots since entering the league in 2012. Although he caught just two passes for 22 yards in eight games last year, the Ravens' lack of depth at receiver gives him a decent shot of making their roster.
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 signed a contract with the Chargers on Monday.
The Chargers had a roster opening with Danny Woodhead (knee) being placed on injured reserve, so they opted to bring in another receiving threat in Whalen, who brings some much-needed depth to an injury riddled position. With Travis Benjamin, Dontrelle Inman and Tyrell Williams atop the depth chart, look for Whalen to battle Isaiah Burse for any remaining targets in the passing game.
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 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.
Whalen has signed with the Dolphins.
Whalen arrives in Miami after finishing last season with 19 catches for 205 yards and one touchdown in 14 games played. Waived by the Colts in January, Whalen adds depth to the Dolphins' options at wide receiver and on special teams.