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Top Jermaine Whitehead News

  • Jermaine Whitehead: Cut loose by Cleveland

    The Browns waived Whitehead on Monday.

    Whitehead finished this past Sunday's game with zero tackles despite playing all 50 defensive snaps. Following the contest, he sent out multiple inappropriate tweets targeted at fans and reporters, and the Browns decided to let him go as a result. Whitehead finished his tenure in Cleveland with 41 tackles, two pass breakups and an interception over eight games.

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  • Browns' Jermaine Whitehead: Racks up tackles in loss

    Whitehead produced nine solo tackles in Sunday's home loss to Seattle.

    Whitehead was one of the few bright spots for the Browns defense, collecting his highest tackle output of the season. He's up to 36 tackles in six games and played every defensive snap in the game, suggesting he could be a viable IDP option going forward. Whitehead and the Browns will head into their bye Week 7.

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  • Browns' Jermaine Whitehead: Records eight stops

    Whitehead made eight tackles (five solo) in Monday's 31-3 loss to the 49ers.

    Even with Morgan Burnett (quadriceps) back in the fold, Whitehead logged 72 of 75 possible defensive snaps (96 percent). It was clear the Browns were easing Burnett back into action by affording him just 25 snaps, so it'll be interesting to see how their usage is distributed in Week 6 against the Seahawks.

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  • Browns' Jermaine Whitehead: Season-high eight tackles

    Whitehead had eight tackles, an interception, a pass defensed and a forced fumble in Sunday's 40-25 win over the Ravens in Week 4.

    Whitehead has been getting a lot playing time in place of the Browns' injured safeties. He's replaced Morgan Burnett (quadriceps) the last two games and started Week 2 for Damarious Randall, who had been dealing with a concussion until he was cleared to play against the Ravens. Whitehead's played every defensive snap the last three weeks and has made 18 tackles.

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  • Browns' Jermaine Whitehead: Loses groin injury

    Whitehead (groin) has no injury designation during Wednesday's practice, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

    Whitehead spent a few weeks with this groin injury, but he shook it just in time for the Browns' first injury report. He's expected to suit up for Sunday's game against the Titans and will rotate in on defense behind safeties Morgan Burnett and Damarious Randall, although Eric Murray may earn more reps. If that's the case, Whitehead's main role will be operating on special teams.

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  • Browns' Jermaine Whitehead: Managing groin injury

    Whitehead did not practice Monday due to a groin injury, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

    The severity of Whitehead's injury remains undisclosed, putting his status for Friday's preseason game against the Buccaneers up in the air. The 26-year-old projects to provide the Browns with depth at the safety position when healthy while also playing a role on special teams.

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  • Browns' Jermaine Whitehead: Signs contract tender

    Whitehead signed a contract with the Browns on Wednesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports

    Whitehead was an exclusive-rights free agent who had little option but to sign the tender he was extended. The Auburn product initially slots back in as a depth safety behind Damarious Randall and Eric Murray.

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  • Browns' Jermaine Whitehead: Signs contract with Cleveland

    The Browns extended a tender to Whitehead on Friday, Andrew Gribble of the team's official site reports.

    Whitehead was claimed off waivers by the Browns on Nov. 7, and played exclusively on special teams. In seven games with Cleveland, the Auburn product accumulated just four tackles (one solo). The 25-year-old should continue to serve his role on special teams and as a depth safety for the Browns.

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  • Browns' Jermaine Whitehead: Claimed by Browns

    Whitehead was claimed off waivers by the Browns on Wednesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

    Whitehead could become an integral component to Sunday's game plan given Cleveland's depleted depth in the secondary. While there's no guarantee Whitehead will be a fixture with the Browns moving forward, there seems to be a role for him come Sunday.

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  • Jermaine Whitehead: Released by Green Bay

    The Packers released Whitehead on Tuesday.

    Whitehead was ejected from Sunday's game against the Patriots for slapping the facemask of Patriots center David Andrews, leaving one to wonder if his release was at all related to the incident. The second-year safety recorded 20 tackles and a sack during his time with the Packers, and will likely receive interest from teams in need of secondary depth.

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  • Packers' Jermaine Whitehead: Ejected from game

    Whitehead was ejected from Sunday's game against the Patriots after making contact with the facemask of Patriots center David Andrews, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

    Whitehead was ejected in the second quarter, and his absence robbed the Packers of depth in a secondary that just let go of Ha Ha Clinton-Dix earlier in the week. The defensive back will finish the game with four tackles.

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  • Packers' Jermaine Whitehead: Active for Week 9

    Whitehead (back) is active for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

    Whitehead was limited in practice to end the week due to a lingering back issue, but appears unhindered by the injury and will suit up for Sunday's matchup against New England. The 25-year-old played 75 defensive snaps against the Rams in Week 8 and should be in line for another large defensive workload against the Tom Brady-led Patriots passing attack.

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  • Packers' Jermaine Whitehead: Questionable for Sunday

    Whitehead (back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

    Whitehead started the week not practicing but was able to put in limited sessions Thursday and Friday. If healthy, the 25-year-old should serve a key rotational role in the secondary that is now without the recently traded Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Tramon Williams is shifting from cornerback to safety, but Whitehead should still have a significant role defensively after playing 75 snaps against the Rams.

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  • Packers' Jermaine Whitehead: Limited in practice Thursday

    Whitehead (back) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Michael Cohen of The Athletic reports.

    Whitehead was unable to practice to begin the week, so his limited participation is a step in the right direction. The 25-year-old has been dealing with a lingering back issue for weeks, and he should be considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots. If he's able to suit up, expect Whitehead to play a key rotational role in Green Bay's secondary, which now lacks the recently traded Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Greenwood, MS, USA
Age: 29
School: Auburn
Experience: 3