Just a week after losing No. 1 receiver Quincy Enunwa for the season, the New York Jets lost another wideout, Lucky Whitehead.
While addressing the media Tuesday, New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles announced that wide receiver Lucky Whitehead is out indefinitely after breaking his foot. It was not yet clear whether he’d require surgery.
Bowles: WR Lucky Whitehead suffered broken foot. Whether surgery is required is TBD. Will be out for an extended period of time. https://t.co/ksmtFLl8RE
— New York Jets (@nyjets) August 15, 2017
Whitehead hadn’t been with the Jets for long, having been claimed off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys in late July. The 25-year-old has made more of an impact in the return game than as a receiver in camp.
He appeared in 30 games for the Cowboys over the past two seasons, catching nine passes for 64 yards. Whitehead was more active on special teams, with more than 1,100 combined return yards (305 on punts, 846 on kickoffs).
With Enunwa’s injury and the general lack of experience in the Jets wide receiver room, Whitehead had a chance to show that he can be a threat as a receiver as well as a return man.
While there was no guarantee Whitehead was going to play a role in the offense this season, losing another body in the receiver room hurts the Jets.