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Miami Dolphins sign ex-Colts wide receiver Griff Whalen

Former Colts receiver Griff Whalen signed with the Miami Dolphins Friday.
Former Colts receiver Griff Whalen signed with the Miami Dolphins Friday. AP

The Dolphins might not have a clear-cut starting running back, but now they have at least four experienced receivers.

On Friday, they signed veteran wideout Griff Whalen, a smallish, but versatile fourth-year vet previously with the Colts.

Whalen has 45 catches for 487 and three touchdowns in his career. He is expected to compete with Matt Hazel for the Dolphins No. 4 receiving job. But he also could earn a roster spot on based on his special teams ability.

Whalen returned 12 punt for 85 yards and nine kickoffs for 244 more a year ago. The Colts cut him in January after placing him on injured reserve late in the season with broken ribs.

As for the running back position, another possible target game off the board Friday when James Starks decided to re-sign with the Packers.

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