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September 1, 2018 04:08 PM
Lucky Whitehead: Hits waivers with injury settlement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Jets waived/injured Whitehead (undisclosed) from injured reserve on Friday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Whitehead was battling for a depth wideout role. He has limited NFL experience, with just nine receptions for 64 yards and no touchdowns over 30 games. He's considered a practice squad candidate at this time.

August 27, 2018 06:08 PM
Jets' Lucky Whitehead: Reverts to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead (undisclosed) cleared waivers and was reverted to injured reserve, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

The Jets haven't released much information regarding Whitehead's injury status. Whitehead seemingly lost out on returning duties during the preseason position battle which likely made the decision to place him on injured reserve not too difficult for New York.

August 26, 2018 12:20 PM
Lucky Whitehead: Waived/injured Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead was waived/injured with an undisclosed injury on Sunday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Whitehead's injury severity is unclear. He was likely fighting for the final receiver slot on the Jets Week 1 roster and his release shouldn't impact the offense much. If Whitehead clears waivers he'll revert to the Jets' injured reserve.

December 30, 2017 11:52 PM
Jets' Lucky Whitehead: Joins 53-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead was promoted to the Jets' 53-man roster on Saturday.

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.

November 24, 2017 05:32 PM
Lucky Whitehead: Signs with Jets' practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 13, 2017 02:00 AM
Lucky Whitehead: Parts with Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 will likely serve as nothing more than a return specialist if he does manage to latch on with another team.

September 4, 2017 09:16 PM
Jets' Lucky Whitehead: Reverts to injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead (foot) cleared waivers and reverted to the Jets' injured reserve Sunday, Darryl Slater and Connor Hughes of NJ.com reports.

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.

September 3, 2017 12:20 PM
Lucky Whitehead: Waived with injury designation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 16, 2017 08:20 PM
Jets' Lucky Whitehead: Set for foot surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Todd Bowles said Wednesday that Whitehead will undergo foot surgery this week, Darryl Slater of NJ.com reports.

Whitehead has endured an unfortunate past few weeks, from mistaken identity leading to his release by the Cowboys to breaking his foot at practice Monday. The initial prognosis gave Whitehead a 4-6 week recovery, but Bowles wouldn't commit to any sort of timetable, other than to say the return man "could" return at some point this season. With Whitehead out to start the campaign, the Jets will look to Frankie Hammond, Romar Morris and Marcus Murphy to cover kick and punt returns.

August 16, 2017 10:28 AM
Jets' Lucky Whitehead: Out 4-6 weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead (broken foot) is expected to miss four-to-six weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Whitehead is getting another opinion to see if surgery might speed up his timeline. Either way, he's unlikely to be ready for Week 1 but apparently should be available at some point in September or early October. Whitehead was jostling for position on a wide-open depth chart at receiver, though the return game might still represent his best chance at making a significant contribution to the 2017 Jets.

August 15, 2017 05:52 PM
Jets' Lucky Whitehead: Breaks foot in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead suffered a broken foot in Monday's practice.

Whitehead exited Monday's practice with a previously undisclosed injury. Although surgery is on the table for the former Cowboy, it doesn't sound like his exact treatment plan has been established yet. Regardless, he's expected to be sidelined for an extended period of time.

August 14, 2017 10:00 PM
Jets' Lucky Whitehead: Injures foot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead left the Jets' practice early Monday after suffering a foot injury, Rich Cimini of ESPN reports.

The severity of the injury is unknown at this time. Whitehead is currently competing for a depth receiver role with the club, so a prompt return would certainly work in his favor.

July 26, 2017 10:56 PM
Jets' Lucky Whitehead: Claimed by Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead was claimed Wednesday off waivers by the Jets, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

It's been quite an interesting week for Whitehead, who was cut by the Cowboys on Monday before reports of the 25-year-old being misidentified in a petty larceny case were released, thus clearing Whitehead of all charges. The Jets have elected to bring Whitehead to New York after the false identification cleaned his slate, while they plan to use the reserve wide receiver in the return game as well.

July 25, 2017 07:20 PM
Lucky Whitehead: Misidentified in larceny case, cleared of all charges
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead was misidentified in a petty larceny case in Virginia in June and has now been cleared of all charges, ESPN.com reports.

The Cowboys released Whitehead on Monday after reports surfaced earlier in the day that the 25-year-old had committed misdemeanor larceny in June and had failed to appear in court thereafter. "I think we've gotten Lucky a lot of different chances along the way going back to last year. I think we just decided it was time to go in a different direction," said Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones on Monday. However, it has since been reported that Whitehead's information was falsely provided by another individual at the time of the incident, which clears Whitehead of any wrongdoing. While the Cowboys have parted ways with the wideout, the new information that has surfaced means he has one less obstacle to overcome in finding a new team.

July 25, 2017 12:24 AM
Lucky Whitehead: Cut by Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead (hamstring) was cut Monday by the Cowboys, NFL.com reports.

Whitehead's release comes on the same day it was revealed that he missed a scheduled arraignment in court earlier in July for a misdemeanor petty larceny charge he received in Virginia in June. Though Whitehead isn't scheduled to appear in court again until Aug. 10, it seems the Cowboys didn't want to wait around for the legal process to sort itself out. Whitehead's dismissal would seem to represent an organizational vote of confidence in rookie Ryan Switzer, who now appears poised to open the 2017 campaign as the Cowboys' primary return man.

July 25, 2017 12:20 AM
Cowboys' Lucky Whitehead: Arrested in June on misdemeanor charge
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead (hamstring) was charged in June with misdemeanor petty larceny and failed to appear for his initial court hearing in Virginia earlier this month, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Whitehead's absence from his hearing resulted in a warrant being issued for his arrest. The wideout is currently at Cowboys training camp, and is scheduled to attend an Aug. 10 hearing for the shoplifting charge. In advance of this season, Whitehead's roster spot is seemingly on shaky ground following the selection in the draft of fourth-rounder Ryan Switzer, whose skill set as a depth receiver and kick returner could render Whitehead redundant.

May 25, 2017 06:52 PM
Cowboys' Lucky Whitehead: Injures hamstring during OTAs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead injured his hamstring during OTAs and was unable to finish practice, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.

The Cowboys training staff is getting some early familiarity with treating hamstring injuries, as fellow receiver Cole Beasley has also been sidelined this week due to a similar issue. Whitehead's pulled hamstring isn't expected to be a long-term problem, but he may be held out until next week's OTAs. In the meantime, fourth-rounder Ryan Switzer has an opportunity to pick up additional reps on offense.

January 6, 2017 09:45 AM
Cowboys' Lucky Whitehead: Finishes season as primary return man
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead ended the regular season with 589 return yards, but just 13 touches on offense in 15 games.

Other than the occasional jet sweep, Whitehead's involvement on offense remained low during his second NFL season, but with Cole Beasley seeing more work as the Cowboys' slot receiver, Whitehead added primary punt return duties to his portfolio in addition to returning kickoffs. With Terrance Williams potentially not coming back in 2017 there could be more snaps and targets available for Whitehead next season, but as yet he hasn't convinced the coaching staff he can be a reliable receiving option.

December 13, 2016 10:55 PM
Cowboys' Lucky Whitehead: Expected to rejoin team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead is expected to be with the team when the Cowboys begin practice this week, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Whitehead did not travel with the team Sunday night after he failed to show up for team meetings Saturday. "We felt it was in our best interest for him and our football team not to make the trip," head coach Jason Garrett said. Look for more updates to come throughout the week, with Cole Beasley expected to handle return responsibilities should Whitehead receive further discipline.

December 10, 2016 02:25 PM
Cowboys' Lucky Whitehead: Ruled out for disciplinary reasons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead will not play Sunday against the Giants due to a violation of team rules, ESPN reports.

The details of his situation aren't clear, but Whitehead didn't even make the trip to New York. Being the Cowboys' primary return man, Whitehead's absence opens the door for Cole Beasley to take over on punt return duties while Darius Jackson handles kickoffs.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-9/180
Birthdate:
6/2/1992
Age:
27
Hometown:
Bealeton, VA, USA
School:
Florida Atlantic
NFL Experience:
3
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