Patriots Signing Wide Receiver Griff Whalen To Fill In For Danny Amendola

The New England Patriots signed a replacement for wide receiver Danny Amendola, who suffered a high ankle sprain Sunday.

The Patriots added receiver Griff Whalen after working him out Thursday, a source told NESN.com.

Whalen, a Stanford product, most recently was on the San Diego Chargers. He has 47 career receptions for 509 yards with three touchdowns with the Chargers and Indianapolis Colts. He’s returned 46 punts for 376 yards and 29 kicks for 701 yards.

Whalen was part of the Colts’ failed fake punt in 2015 against the Patriots.

Whalen joins Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell on the Patriots’ receiver depth chart. Matthew Slater, a receiver/special teamer, has a foot injury.

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