Cleveland Browns waive Jermaine Whitehead after social media tyraid
After threatening to harm many individuals on social media following the loss to the Broncos, the Browns have waived safety Jermaine Whitehead.
I suppose one could argue his play on the field was worse than his social media presence. The morning after starting safety Jermaine Whitehead took to social media with racial slurs and death threats, the Cleveland Browns have decided to move on, waiving the fourth year player out of Auburn.
Disappointed with his play and the team’s loss to the Denver Broncos yesterday, Whitehead began threatening to harm people who dared call out his subpar play on both Twitter and Instagram yesterday. It was so severe that the Browns had to put out a statement that they did not condone his postgame actions.
What’s more terrifying, however, is the effort that he had been showing on the field for the brown and orange. Playing predominantly the entire game, Whitehead failed to even make a notch on the scoresheet. His lack of effort when trying to make open field tackles was evident after Broncos’ rookie tight end Noah Fant ran right through him on his way to a long touchdown run after a short catch.
Starting all eight games thus far for the Browns, Whitehead has played to the tune of an abysmal 43.5 grade according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required). Anyone with a television and good sight can see he has been a massive liability in coverage and seems to always be a step too late in run support as well.
In the newest episode of the Browns meltdown, the team has decided to cut players who are not “men of character” as general manager stated he wanted this offseason out of the locker room. Whitehead is gone, and deservedly so; he hits harder behind a screen than he does on the football field and the Browns could reach out to Phil Dawson to replace him, who would play at a much higher level.