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Posted by coltsindianapolis on November 19, 2013 – 4:09 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today elevated tight end Justice Cunningham from the practice squad to the 53-man active roster and waived wide receiver Griff Whalen.


Cunningham was selected by the Colts in the seventh round (254th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft and was signed to the practice squad on September 2, 2013. At South Carolina, he recorded 50 receptions for 581 yards and one touchdown in 53 games played (23 starts). In 2012, Cunningham was named a team captain and finished the year with career highs of 23 receptions for 324 yards.


Whalen played in six games this season, catching nine passes for 102 yards. He was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2012 and was signed to the practice squad on October 2, 2013. Whalen was elevated to the active roster on October 28.

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  1. By johncyzycki on Nov 19, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t completely understand this choice. I get we need another solid backup to Coby, but why Griff? I think if you give him enough game time, he could be a solid receiver. He has good hands overall, yet we stick with DHB…

  2. By Mike M on Nov 19, 2013 | Reply

    If anything we need a solid kickoff return man. One who makes better decisions and knows how to turn it up.

  3. By KELIHAGEN on Nov 19, 2013 | Reply

    How foolish to argue over keeping a guy who has a total of 9 catches. Oustside of T.Y., u could really flip a coin. Hopefully Rogers adds something or else u can line up any1 on the roster and still get the same awful production.

  4. By jay w on Nov 19, 2013 | Reply

    Cunningham has been working hard at TE/FB and you get 2 positions in 1 player. Great blocker for the run game and very good hands. He will suprise a lot of def in this league. Hard worker and a good choice

  5. By Travis on Nov 19, 2013 | Reply

    Horse****. It’s like we keep playing just the tip with Griff. He’s a solid player to the point that if we quit dicking him around and let him play, he could easily turn into a Wes Welker. Newsflash, DHB is not the “Monster Pick-up” Irsay raved about on twitter. BRING BACK GRIFF!

  6. By Tim on Nov 19, 2013 | Reply

    Wow, Just when you start to like someone they get cut!…But I have alot of faith in Grigson and the boy’s, they’ve made some pretty good calls so far. With Reggie gone, there might be a lot of seemingly “questionable” moves made.

  7. By paul siegrist on Nov 20, 2013 | Reply

    Griff is fun to root for but if you watched the game he is not fast enough or physical to separate from defenders. Best of luck to him.

  8. By Ritchie on Nov 20, 2013 | Reply

    They have been wanting to get the run game going Cunningham is known for his blocking, at TE or FB he is going to hit someone. The run game just got better and Richardson should be happy.

  9. By KELIHAGEN on Nov 20, 2013 | Reply

    Thank you Paul! Griff runs slower than any1 on the team and although he has better hands than most of the receivers, getting open is a problem. Every1 wants to make him something he’s not, Wes Welker.

  10. By pk on Nov 20, 2013 | Reply

    I wish the Colts had brought back Austin Collie.

  11. By jcon12 on Nov 20, 2013 | Reply

    he’s had his chance and I think we should keep him around in the practice squad as insurance…….he’s a better reciever than tht REED guy, NOW he stinks!!!!!

  12. By Ray on Nov 20, 2013 | Reply

    Say he might not been the fastest Wide out on the team but whenever I look up he’s wide open. Back on the first game we lost, A Luck went to Reggie W in the endzone dbl covered and was picked off. Later after the game Andrew said he knew he was covered but went there instead of hitting Griff with an under cut route that would have resulted in positive yards (late 3rd or early 4th qtr)going forward… sorry guys he tends to get open somehow in the zones.

  13. By Kaejay on Nov 20, 2013 | Reply

    Yet his college coach continues to cut him first…stop dreaming people, it ain’t happening. If pep won’t keep him around, he obviously is fools gold. How many times has he been cut?

  14. By William King on Nov 20, 2013 | Reply

    Cunningham’s a blocker!!! Going with more of that Stanford look for Luck and Pep the rest of the season!!!! #GroundGame

  15. By jerry white on Nov 21, 2013 | Reply

    Cunningham is a Beast……6-3 286…maybe we can start running 2 TE sets like we planned at the start of the season before Dwayne Allen went down…..Will greatly help the run game which is the only thing that can replace Reggie…Griff aint no Wes Welker either

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