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  • Jets' Jordan Whitehead: Signs with Jets

    Whitehead agreed to a two-year deal with the Jets on Tuesday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. Whitehead appeared in 14 games for the Buccaneers last season and recorded 73 tackles (58 solo), eight pass deflections, two interceptions and one forced fumble. He joins recently signed D.J. Reed in a revamped secondary that is also expected to get Lamarcus Joyner back following a lost season due to a triceps injury.
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  • Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Strong postseason-opening effort

    Whitehead, who recorded six tackles (all solo), including two for loss, during the Buccaneers 31-15 wild-card win over the Eagles on Sunday, finished the 2021 regular season with 73 tackles (58 solo), two interceptions, eight defensed passes overall and a forced fumble over 14 games. Whitehead did allow a career-high 62.2 percent completion rate when in primary coverage, but he once again put together what would be considered a solid IDP campaign in his fourth season. The 2018 fourth-round pick checked in as the third-leading tackler in the wild-card victory and should play a prominent role in trying to slow down the Rams' potent air attack during Sunday's divisional-round clash.
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  • Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Stands out again in win

    Whitehead recorded seven tackles (six solo), an interception and an additional two defensed passes in the Buccaneers' 32-6 win over the Panthers in Week 16. Whitehead once again stepped up his play in the absence of fellow safety Antoine Winfield (foot) and paced the Buccaneers in tackles on the afternoon. The fourth-year safety also snagged his second pick of the season when he intercepted a late first-quarter Cam Newton pass intended for Tommy Tremble and returned it seven yards to help set up a Ryan Succop field goal. Whitehead could be in for another elevated tackle tally in Week 17 against the frequently hapless Jets offense and now has three straight performances with at least seven stops.
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  • Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Busy day in return

    Whitehead (calf) recorded eight tackles (five solo), including one for loss, in the Buccaneers' 9-0 loss to the Saints on Sunday night. Whitehead was in on each of the defense's 61 snaps during the contest in his return from a two-game absence due to a calf injury. His presence was particularly timely on a night when fellow safety Antoine Winfield (foot) was unable to suit up, and Whitehead now has at least eight stops in four of his last five contests. The 2018 fourth-round pick figures to be busy again in Week 16 against the Panthers on the road.
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  • Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Considered questionable for Sunday

    Whitehead (calf) is questionable for Sunday against the Saints, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports. Whitehead hasn't played since Week 12 against the Colts when he picked up the injury. After logging a limited practice Wednesday and Thursday, Whitehead was a full participant Friday, which should have him on the right trajectory to play Sunday against the Saints. However, if Whitehead can't play, Andrew Adams will likely be looking at an increased workload.
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  • Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Ruled out for Week 14

    Whitehead (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Falcons, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Whitehead didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and has been officially ruled out for the second consecutive game. In his absence, Andrew Adams is expected to again draw the start alongside Antoine Winfield at safety.
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  • Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Limited Thursday

    Whitehead (calf) was a limited participant at the Buccaneers' practice Thursday, Carmen Vitali of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Whitehead logged a limited practice Thursday while dealing with a calf injury, putting his availability for Week 13 in question. If he is unable to go Sunday versus the Falcons, Andrew Adams would likely step into a starting role alongside Antoine Winfield at safety.
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  • Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Will be available Week 2

    Whitehead (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday. Whitehead didn't practice at all before he was ruled out for last Thursday's season opener against the Cowboys. Head coach Bruce Arians told Greg Auman of The Athletic earlier Wednesday that Whitehead "went full speed" at practice, and indeed that has come to pass. The Buccaneers thus will have their starting safety tandem of Whitehead and Antoine Winfield available Sunday versus the Falcons.
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  • Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Officially out Thursday

    Coach Bruce Arians said Whitehead (hamstring) is officially out for Thursday night, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports. After clearing COVID-19 protocols late in training camp, Whitehead suffered a minor hamstring injury that is going to keep him out of Week 1. The 25-year-old hasn't practiced yet this week and will look to rehab during the 10-day break before the Bucs' Week 2 contest against the Falcons. Mike Edwards will start in his place.
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  • Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Sits out practice Monday

    Whitehead (hamstring) was a non-participant at Monday's practice. Whitehead continues to battle a hamstring injury, and coach Bruce Arians said over the weekend the safety is considered day-to-day. The 24-year-old likely will need to practice in some capacity Tuesday or Wednesday to have a chance of suiting up for Thursday's season opener versus the Cowboys.
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  • Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Hamstring issue

    Whitehead (hamstring) didn't practice Sunday, Carmen Vitali of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Coach Bruce Arians noted Sunday that the starting safety is day-to-day as Thursday's season opener against the Cowboys approaches. Whitehead recorded 74 tackles, two sacks and two picks in 16 games with the Bucs in 2020.
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  • Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Clears COVID-19 protocols

    Whitehead was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Whitehead spent just one week in the COVID-19 protocols before clearing them. The starting free safety will rejoin his teammates at practice moving forward.
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  • Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Placed on COVID list

    The Buccaneers placed Whitehead (shoulder) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports. Whitehead will have to isolate and progress through the league's COVID-19 protocols before he can attend Tampa Bay's training camp practices, which kick off July 25. The starting safety is working his way back from February shoulder surgery.
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  • Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Cleared to face KC

    Whitehead (shoulder/knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's Super Bowl matchup with the Chiefs, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Forced out of the NFC Championship Game in the fourth quarter, Whitehead seems to have benefitted from the week off between games. Bucs safety Antoine Winfield (ankle) and linebacker Lavonte David (hamstring) also will play.
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  • Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Not practicing yet

    Whitehead (shoulder/knee) missed a third straight practice Friday. The Bucs estimate that Whitehead would be doubtful if they had a game this Sunday, while fellow starting safety Antoine Winfield (ankle) would be listed as questionable. Whitehead will still have another week to recover and get back on the practice field, but he does appear in some danger of missing the Super Bowl.
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  • Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Should be ready for Super Bowl

    Whitehead (shoulder) is expected to play in the Super Bowl against the Chiefs, ESPN.com reports. Whitehead exited the NFC Championship Game early in the third quarter and didn't return. However, it appears the 23-year-old will be able to play through the issue, so he's on track to start at free safety Feb. 7. Through 16 regular-season games, Whitehead produced 74 tackles, two sacks, four pass breakups and two interceptions. He's added seven tackles and two forced fumbles in the postseason as well.
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  • Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Won't return Sunday

    Whitehead (shoulder) has been ruled out for the rest of Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Packers, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Whitehead was injured making a tackle on Packers running back Jamaal Williams in the third quarter. Just a few plays beforehand, Whitehead forced a key fumble on Aaron Jones that set up the Buccaneers for their fourth touchdown of the afternoon. Since Antoine Winfield (ankle) is already inactive, the Buccaneers will turn to two backup safeties -- Andrew Adams and Mike Edwards -- for the rest of the game.
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  • Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Knee injury pops up

    Whitehead (knee) is questionable for Sunday's NFC divisional-round game against the Saints, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Whitehead was added to the injury report Friday as a limited practice participant. It's always concerning when a player is added so late in the week, so the third-year safety may be trending toward a game-time decision. Whitehead played all 16 games during the regular season and posted 74 tackles, four pass breakups, two interceptions and two sacks. Mike Edwards should slot in at free safety if Whitehead is ruled out.
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  • Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Season-best tackle tally in loss

    Whitehead posted eight tackles (five solo), including two for loss, in the Buccaneers' 38-3 loss to the Saints on Sunday night. The 23-year-old set a new season high in tackles with the performance, one-upping the seven stops he'd posted against the Giants in Week 8. Whitehead is now averaging 5.0 tackles per contest and has also recorded the first two sacks of his career this season, but he is allowing a career-worst 68.8 percent of passes to be completed against him in primary coverage. The third-year pro will look to put together another productive outing in a Week 10 battle against the Panthers.
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  • Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: No injury designation for Week 6

    Whitehead (knee) was a limited practice participant Friday and doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Packers, Adam Caplan of Sirius XM Radio reports. Whitehead sandwiched Thursday's missed session between a pair of limited practices, but he apparently showed enough to be kept off the final injury report. The safety should be out there on game day as the Buccaneers try to slow down an explosive Packers offense that's averaging a league-high 38.0 points per game.
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