FOXBORO, Mass. — Newly signed New England Patriots wide receiver Griff Whalen practiced with the team for the first time Friday.

Whalen, who will wear No. 14 for the Patriots, played eight games for the San Diego Chargers earlier this season, catching just two passes for 22 yards before being released Nov. 22. The Patriots officially announced his signing Friday morning.

The player Whalen is replacing, wide receiver Danny Amendola, was the lone player absent from practice. Amendola is dealing with an ankle injury that is expected to sideline him until the playoffs.

Safety Jordan Richards practiced Friday for the first time since suffering a knee injury during New England’s Week 12 win over the New York Jets.

The Patriots host the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night.

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