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59 Tahir Whitehead MLB

Detroit Lions

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Lions' Tahir Whitehead: Still rehabbing injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead (undisclosed) is still rehabbing this week but is making good progress, Michael Rothstein of reports.

The back is also dealing with some personal issues at the moment, which may lead to an absence during minicamp. Nonetheless, head coach Jim Caldwell is happy with the progress the linebacker is making after not participating in OTAs due to an undisclosed injury.

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Lions' Tahir Whitehead: Not participating in OTAs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead (undisclosed) is present but not participating in OTAs, ESPN's Michael Rothstein reports.

Whitehead seems to be injured in some capacity, but the details aren't clear. When healthy he's expected to compete for a starting outside linebacker job with offseason acquisition Paul Worrilow, Brandon Copeland and Antwione Williams.

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Lions' Tahir Whitehead: Expected to compete for starting outside linebacker role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead will potentially start at outside linebacker for the Lions in 2017 with first-round pick Jarrad Davis slated to play middle linebacker, Michael Rothstein of reports.

Whitehead is in the final year of his contract in Detroit after racking up a career-high 132 tackles in 2016. Despite logging double-digit tackles in nine games last year, the team was expected to bring in competition at linebacker, which came in the form of Jarrad Davis during the draft.

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Lions' Tahir Whitehead: Leads Lions in tackles during postseason loss to Seahawks
by RotoWire Staff | Special to

Whitehead led the Lions with 13 tackles during Saturday's playoff game in Seattle.

As has been the norm most of the season, Whitehead again notched double-digit tackle numbers en route to what wound up as the overall game high. While the fifth-year linebacker will subsequently finish the 2016 campaign with a team-high 132 tackles, he pathetically graded out as the NFL's second-worst linebacker, per Pro Football Focus via Kyle Meinke of As linebacker remains an area of concern for Detroit -- especially with DeAndre Levy's (knee) long-term health in question -- don't be surprised if the team brings in competition for Whitehead's starting spot during the offseason.

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Lions' Tahir Whitehead: Another double-digit tackle performance Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to

Whitehead piled up 12 tackles in the Lions' 17-6 loss to the Giants in Week 15.

Whitehead has now recorded 12 tackles in five of his last 10 games while averaging just six stops in the games in which he's failed to reach double-digits. His volatility makes him a high-upside IDP option.

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P18/13/17@ IND1:30 pm
P28/19/17NYJ7:30 pm
P38/25/17NE7:00 pm
P48/31/17@ BUF7:00 pm
19/10/17ARI1:00 pm
29/18/17@ NYG8:30 pm
39/24/17ATL1:00 pm
410/1/17@ MIN1:00 pm
510/8/17CAR1:00 pm
610/15/17@ NO1:00 pm
Bye: Week 7
810/29/17PIT8:30 pm
911/6/17@ GB8:30 pm
1011/12/17CLE1:00 pm
1111/19/17@ CHI1:00 pm
1211/23/17MIN12:30 pm
1312/3/17@ BAL1:00 pm
1412/10/17@ TB1:00 pm
1512/16/17CHI4:30 pm
1612/24/17@ CIN1:00 pm
1712/31/17GB1:00 pm
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2012Detroit Lions14118.030000.0000
2013Detroit Lions1697.020000.0000
2014Detroit Lions168663.0230221.0205
2015Detroit Lions165039.011212626.02606
2016Detroit Lions1513299.0330000.0005
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2012Detroit Lions1400100000
2013Detroit Lions1600100000
2014Detroit Lions1600000000
2015Detroit Lions1600001010
2016Detroit Lions1500000000

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