Tahir Whitehead

#59 LB / Oakland Raiders / EXP: 7YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 241 lb Age: 28 College: Temple Bye 7

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  • Whitehead accounted for seven tackles (six solo) and four tackles for loss in Thursday's 34-3 loss to the 49ers. Whitehead's four tackles for loss were a bright spot for a struggling Raiders defense that failed to contain 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens in his first career start. Whitehead should be busy again in Week 10 against the Chargers, especially given Oakland's decision to release fellow outside linebacker Bruce Irvin on Saturday.

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  • Whitehead made six tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 20-19 loss to the Broncos. Whitehead led the Raiders in tackles for a second consecutive week, but the starting weak-side linebacker was held without a single tackle behind the line of scrimmage. He'll look to add to his count in Week 3 against the Dolphins as Oakland seeks a maiden victory.

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  • Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Signing with Raiders
    By RotoWire Staff

    Whitehead intends to sign a contract with Oakland, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Whitehead is coming off of a strong 2017 season in which he lead the Lions in tackles with 110, including a sack. He was one of the best linebackers in the NFL and the Raiders will be hoping the 27-year-old -- who can play both on the inside and outside -- keeps up the run of strong play. Per the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Whitehead's new contract is a three-year pact worth more than $6 million annually.

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  • Whitehead accrued 110 tackles, one sack, two PBUs, one interception and four fumble recoveries across 16 games in 2017. Whitehead's role increased as the year went on with rookie first-rounder Jarrad Davis proving to be a liability in pass coverage. While Whitehead wasn't necessarily a huge upgrade in that department, the veteran certainly made his presence felt in the ground game considering he finished the year as Pro Football Focus' 12th-highest graded linebacker against the run and led the Lions in tackles. He's now logged triple-digit tackle numbers in each of the past two years, but he'll now be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year and is far from certain to return to Detroit in 2018.

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  • Lions' Tahir Whitehead: Role expanding
    By RotoWire Staff

    Whitehead recorded eight tackles and one fumble recovery during Sunday's 24-21 victory over the Buccaneers. With rookie Jarrad Davis struggling in pass coverage, Whitehead has seen increased playing time in recent weeks and that's unlikely to change anytime soon, according to Kyle Meinke of MLive.com. He's now logged over 70 defensive snaps in two of the past three weeks while averaging 10.5 tackles in those outings. Whitehead won't help you much in other statistical categories, but his expanded role going forward should make him a reliable source for production in the tackle department.

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Completed Games

WK OPP TK SACK INT FF DFR DFTD PDEF FPTS
1 LAR 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2 @DEN 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @MIA 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 CLE 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @LAC 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 SEA 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 BYE - - - - - - - -
8 IND 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @SF 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 LAC 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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WK DATE OPP OPP RANK
11 11/18 @Arizona Cardinals 17
12 11/25 @Baltimore Ravens 10
13 12/02 Kansas City Chiefs 4
14 12/10 Pittsburgh Steelers 25
15 12/16 @Cincinnati Bengals 5
16 12/25 Denver Broncos 12
17 12/30 @Kansas City Chiefs 4

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