Colts activate Cunningham; waive Whalen

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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.