WHITE­HEAD CLEARED OF WRONG­DO­ING

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - — The As­so­ci­ated Press

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.

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