Whitehead racked up nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 26-10 loss to the Chargers.
Whitehead has now totaled 21 tackles (13 solo) over the past two weeks, bringing his tackle count on the season to 37 (26 solo) in five games. He has yet to force a turnover or record a sack, however, with his next test coming against the Seahawks in Week 6.
Whitehead racked up 12 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 45-42 overtime win over the Browns.
Whitehead posted a season high 12 tackles as the Browns offense put up 42 points, bringing his total to 28 tackles in four games with Oakland. He should remain busy in Week 5 against a Chargers team that is averaging nearly 28 points per game.
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.
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.
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.
|Bye: Week 7|
|9||11/1/18||@ SF||8:20 pm|
|11||11/18/18||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
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