Whitehead signed with the Jets' practice squad in late November after a brief stint with the team to start the season, which ended by Whitehead being waived/injured. The 25-year-old is unlikely to have a significant impact offensively, but could be utilized on special teams.
Whitehead (foot) signed with the Jets' practice squad Friday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Whitehead rejoins the Jets' organization after reaching an injury settlement back in early September. Foot surgery ultimately led to Whitehead being reverted to the team's injured reserve, but it looks like he may be closer to full health now with his re-signing. It remains unclear if New York is planning on using the special teams star on its active roster this season.
Whitehead (foot) reached an injury settlement with the Jets on Monday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Whitehead is now free to sign elsewhere should his broken foot, which he suffered in mid-August, allow him to play. The 25-year-old is likely nothing more than a return specialist if he does manage to latch on with another team.
Whitehead, who is out with a broken foot, was waived with an injury designation during final roster cuts Saturday. As expected, he cleared waivers and subsequently landed on the team's IR. He will remain there for the entire 2017 season unless he and the team reach an injury settlement.
Whitehead (foot) was waived/injured by the Jets on Saturday, Darryl Slater of The Star-Ledger reports.
This offseason has not been good to Whitehead, and now he'll have to wait for a likely injury settlement before he finds new employment. Whitehead had surgery on his foot two weeks ago, and there's no clear timeline for his return. When he is healthy, he'll look to make his living as a kickoff and punt return man once again.
|P2||8/16/18||@ WAS||8:00 pm|
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