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Stephen Tulloch to be starting MLB when he returns
by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

The Lions' Stephen Tulloch will start at middle linebacker again once he returns from the torn ACL he suffered Week 3 last year, reports "He's highly experienced and highly productive," coach Jim Caldwell told the website. "And he's a great leader."

Tulloch, 30, is progressing well in his rehab, the report said, but it's unclear when he'll return. Tulloch had 135 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 2013, his last full season.

Tahir Whitehead likely will fill in until Tulloch returns. Whitehead had 86 tackles and two interceptions last year.

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Lions' Don Carey, Tahir Whitehead return to action Sunday
by R.J. White |

Lions strong safety Don Carey and linebacker Tahir Whitehead both returned to Sunday's Wild Card game against the Cowboys after being deemed questionable in the third quarter.

Both players were diagnosed with dehydration, but both were able to make it back onto the field before the end of the third quarter. The Lions have a 20-14 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

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Lions' Pettigrew, Whitehead, Carey questionable to return Sunday
by R.J. White |

Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew, linebacker Tahir Whitehead and strong safety Don Carey are questionable to return to Sunday's Wild Card game against the Cowboys, the team announced.

Pettigrew is being evaluated for a concussion. Whitehead and Carey are dealing with dehydration.

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Lions unveil final injury report for Week 15
by Igor Mello |

Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley (knee) was ruled out for Sunday's clash against the Vikings, according to the team's final injury report released on Friday. Running back Reggie Bush (ankle) and linebacker Tahir Whitehead (shoulder) were deemed questionable.

Meanwhile, linebacker Josh Bynes (illness), safety James Ihedigbo (illness), defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (illness), wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle), cornerback Darius Slay (shoulder) and tackle LaAdrian Waddle (concussion) were ruled probable for Week 15.

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Tahir Whitehead takes over at MLB for Lions
by Michael Hurcomb |

The Lions have decided to move Tahir Whitehead into the starting lineup at middle linebacker, replacing the injured Stephen Tulloch, who is out for the season due to a knee injury.

"It puts you right in the middle of the defense," Whitehead said, per ESPN. "It allows you to be able to flow sideline to sideline, as you saw with Tully over the years, make a lot of plays playing in the middle. It frees you up to do a lot."

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2012Detroit Lions14118.030000.0000
2013Detroit Lions1697.020000.0000
2014Detroit Lions168663.0230221.0205
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2012Detroit Lions1400100000
2013Detroit Lions1600100000
2014Detroit Lions1600000000
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