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Griff Whalen goes from spring league star to signing with Ravens

Griff Whalen returned punts and kickoffs in stints with the Colts and Chargers, and played briefly with the Dolphins and Patriots last year. Andy Lyons/Getty Images

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Griff Whalen was among the hopefuls at the Spring League Showcase on Saturday, looking for another shot in the NFL.

Six days after leading all players with 73 receiving yards, Whalen was rewarded with a deal with the Baltimore Ravens.

The Ravens signed Whalen on Friday, just hours after the team placed Michael Campanaro (toe) on the physically unable to perform list. Whalen is very similar to Campanaro because he can play the slot as well as return punts.

This will be Whalen's fifth team in his six-year NFL career. He had two catches for the San Diego Chargers last season.

In his career, Whalen has 47 receptions for 509 yards and three touchdowns. His average on punt returns is 8.2 yards, and his average on kickoffs is 24.2 yards.

The Ravens also signed rookie cornerback Reggie Porter. He was signed by the Indianapolis Colts after going undrafted out of Utah but he was released on June 12.