July 26, 2017 1:54 PM PT2:54 PM MT3:54 PM CT4:54 PM ET20:54 GMT4:54 1:54 PM MST3:54 PM EST3:54 PM CT0:54 UAE (+1)16:54 ETNaN:� - The New York Jets claimed Whitehead off waivers, multiple outlets reported on Wednesday. The move comes two days after Whitehead was cut by the Dallas Cowboys following an initial report that he was accused of petty larceny. Police later reported that it identified the wrong man and regretted the impact its errors had bestowed upon Whitehead and his family. Analysis: Whitehead denied he was in the state of Virginia at the time of the arrest and claimed it was a case of mistaken identity, which Prince William County Police Sergeant Jonathan L. Perok confirmed Tuesday in a statement. Whitehead recorded just nine receptions in two seasons with the Cowboys, but he returned 44 punts for 305 yards and 33 kickoffs for 846 yards.
July 24, 2017 12:22 PM PT1:22 PM MT2:22 PM CT3:22 PM ET19:22 GMT3:22 12:22 PM MST2:22 PM EST2:22 PM CT23:22 UAE15:22 ETNaN:� - The Cowboys cut Whitehead on Monday hours after police in Virginia announced that he is facing misdemeanor petit larceny charges stemming from an arrest in June. The move came despite Whitehead's agent, Dave Rich, telling NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport that his client was not in Virginia at the time of the incident. Analysis: The third-year pro played little on offense but was the Cowboys' primary returner who averaged 7.8 yards on 25 punt returns and 23.2 yards on 17 kick returns last season.