WHITEHEAD CLEARED OF WRONGDOING
OXNARD, CALIF.» Police in Lucky Whitehead’s home state of Virginia said the former Cowboys receiver’s identity was falsely used in a shoplifting arrest.
Prince William County police said Tuesday they were confident the man charged in a case involving $40 worth of stolen food and drink from a convenience store in June wasn’t Whitehead. The Cowboys released him Monday after reports that he was arrested and subsequently cited for missing a court hearing.
The release of Whitehead came on the first day of training camp after a tumultuous offseason for the Cowboys, including the arrests of two defensive players.
One of those players, rookie cornerback Jourdan Lewis, was found not guilty of one count of misdemeanor domestic violence and assault and battery, stemming from an argument with his ex-girlfriend over finances.
Coates has knee scoped.
PITTSBURGH» Steelers receiver Sammie Coates will miss the start of training camp after undergoing arthroscopy last week.
Coates suffered a knee injury while training in the offseason and is a candidate for the physically unable to perform list but could return in mid-August, depending how the knee heals.
Dixon done for season.
Kenneth Dixon’s meniscus tear is more extensive than the Ravens originally believed.
The second-year running back is expected to miss the entire 2017 season after undergoing surgery to repair his medial meniscus, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source informed of the situation. The initial recovery length is four to five months.
Jags pay center Linder.
JACKSONVILLE, FLA.» The Jaguars made Brandon Linder one of the NFL’s highest-paid centers with a five-year contract extension worth a little more than $50 million that includes at least $20 million in guaranteed money.