|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.