Chargers Claim RB Ronnie Hillman Off Waivers, Cut WR Griff Whalen


The San Diego Chargers announced Tuesday that they’ve claimed RB Ronnie Hillman off of waivers from the Vikings and placed WR Griff Whalen on waivers.

  • Mike Klis reports that the Broncos placed a waiver claim for Hillman, but lost out to the Chargers.

Hillman, 24, is a former third-round pick of the Broncos back in 2012. He played out his rookie contract before re-signing with Denver on a one-year, $2 million contract this past April. However, the Broncos cut him loose in a move that freed up $1.5 million in available cap space.

The Vikings later signed him to a contract after sustaining some injuries at running back. However, he was cut loose on Monday to free up a roster spot for DE Stephen Weatherly.

In 2016, Hillman appeared in five games for the Vikings and ran for 50 yards on 18 carries (2.8 YPC) to go along with four receptions for 43 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

Whalen, 26, signed on with the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of Stanford back in 2012. He spent his enter career in Indianapolis before he was placed on injured reserve and later waived from the list back in January.

The Dolphins later signed him to a contract this past March only to cut him loose at the start of the season. Whalen caught on with the Chargers a few weeks later.

In 2016, Whalen has appeared in eight games and caught two passes for 22 yards receiving and no touchdowns for the Chargers.

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