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52 Tahir Whitehead OLB

Carolina Panthers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
46%27%
Key Stats
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161080000

Player Updates

March 23, 2020 08:08 PM
Panthers' Tahir Whitehead: Signing with Panthers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead is signing a one-year contract with the Panthers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Released by Oakland a couple weeks ago, Whitehead seems to have found the best possible scenario in terms of earning snaps. With Luke Kuechy retiring this offseason and the Panthers in the midst of a rebuild, the depth chart looks weak at a number of positions, including inside linebacker. Shaq Thompson has one starting job locked down, but Whitehead can compete with Jermaine Carter and/or Andre Smith for the other.

March 9, 2020 05:00 PM
Tahir Whitehead: Cut loose by Raiders
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead was released by the Raiders on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Per Yates, this move clears up nearly $6 million dollars in cap space for the Raiders. A productive veteran, Whitehead figures to have a market in free agency after recording over 100 tackles for the fourth straight year in 2019.

January 7, 2020 08:28 PM
Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Surpasses 100 tackles again in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead notched five tackles (all solo) in the Raiders' season-ending loss to the Broncos. He finishes the 2019 season with a team-high 108 tackles (79 solo) and one pass defensed.

Whitehead racked up more than 100 tackles for a fourth straight year, handily securing the Raiders' team lead in tackles over safety Erik Harris (74 tackles). Whitehead did not create any turnovers nor sack an opposing quarterback in 16 games, however. Whitehead, who will turn 30 in April, is due to make a base salary of $5.95 million in the final year of his current contract with the Raiders in 2020.

December 10, 2019 01:16 PM
Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Racks up 11 tackles in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead tallied 11 tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 42-21 loss to the Titans.

Whitehead had logged only 10 total tackles throughout the Raiders' three previous games combined, so Sunday's 11-tackle performance was a solid bounce-back effort. Expect Whitehead back on the field for close to 100 percent of the Raiders' defensive snaps again in Week 15.

November 8, 2019 11:48 AM
Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Stacks up 14 stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead tallied 14 tackles (eight solo) in Thursday's 26-24 win over the Chargers.

White has a team-leading 71 stops through nine games, putting him comfortably on track for his fourth consecutive season north of 100 tackles. The veteran linebacker will enjoy an extended rest and look to pick up where he left off in a Week 11 home tilt against the Bengals.

October 30, 2019 07:32 PM
Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Piles up 11 stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead tallied 11 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Texans.

Whitehead has accumulated a team-high 50 stops through seven games, putting him on track for his fourth straight campaign with 100-plus stops. He'll face familiar foes in Week 9, as the Lions -- who selected him in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft -- come to town.

October 21, 2019 04:24 PM
Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Collects eight tackles in Green Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead recorded eight tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 42-24 loss to the Packers.

Whitehead led the Raiders in tackles during Sunday's tilt, and he's now played 100 percent of the team's defensive snaps in back-to-back contests. He'll continue to shoulder the load at linebacker for the Raiders moving forward, especially given the NFL's decision to uphold Vontaze Burfict's 12-game suspension.

September 30, 2019 08:00 PM
Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Leads team in tackles Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead logged eight tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 31-21 win over the Colts.

Whitehead posted a season high in tackles with eight total, which was good enough to lead the entire Raiders defense in Week 4. As a season-long suspension now looms for fellow linebacker Vontaze Burfict, expect Whitehead to remain plenty busy moving forward.

January 3, 2019 10:20 PM
Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Leads Raiders in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead totaled nine tackles (six solo) and one pass defensed during Sunday's 35-3 loss to the Chiefs.

Whitehead led the Raiders in tackles during his first season in Oakland and it wasn't particularly close, as he amassed 126 stops (89 solo) in 16 games. He also accrued five passes defensed, one interception and a forced fumble while totaling 971 defensive snaps. The 28-year-old figures to remain a key starter at outside linebacker for the Silver and Black again in 2019.

December 25, 2018 02:44 PM
Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Racks up nine stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead accrued nine tackles (eight solo) Monday in the Raiders' 27-14 win over the Broncos.

Whitehead has been one of the more consistent tacklers all season for the Raiders, recording at least six stops in all but two of his 15 games this season. While that gives him a solid weekly floor as an IDP option, the linebacker has rarely produced any big plays to supplement his tackle totals. He has yet to record a sack this season and has produced only two turnovers (one forced fumble, one interception).

December 11, 2018 10:08 AM
Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Productive in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead collected a team-high 10 tackles (six solo) to go along with two passes defensed and an interception in Sunday's 24-21 win over the Steelers.

Whitehead has now forced a turnover in consecutive weeks as he continues to lead the Raiders in tackles as well. He's racked up double-digit tackles in two of the team's past three games and will look to maintain momentum against the Bengals in Week 15.

December 3, 2018 03:52 PM
Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Forces fumble in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead accounted for seven tackles (all solo) and a forced fumble in Sunday's 40-33 loss to the Chiefs.

Whitehead finally forced his first turnover of the season, stripping the ball from Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce during the first quarter of Sunday's tilt. Whitehead is now six tackles away from reaching the 100-tackle mark for a third straight season heading into a Week 14 matchup against the Steelers.

November 26, 2018 03:52 PM
Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Posts season high in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead logged 14 tackles (eight solo) and one pass defended during Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Ravens.

Whitehead led the Raiders with 14 tackles Sunday and has put up at least seven tackles in five straight games. The seven-year veteran has yet to record a sack this season, but will nonetheless remain a reliable IDP asset against the Chiefs in Week 13.

November 19, 2018 06:16 PM
Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Collects seven tackles in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead logged seven tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 23-21 win over the Cardinals.

Whitehead has now accounted for seven tackles in each of the Raiders' past four contests, bringing his season total to 71 (53 solo). He'll be a primary candidate to lead the team in tackles during a Week 12 matchup with the Ravens, but Whitehead has yet to force a turnover or record a sack this season.

November 5, 2018 10:56 AM
Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Leads team with seven tackles Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 8, 2018 06:48 PM
Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Amasses nine tackles Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 1, 2018 06:16 PM
Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Leads Raiders in tackles Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 18, 2018 06:04 AM
Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Notches six tackles against Denver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 12, 2018 01:08 PM
Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Leads Raiders in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead logged seven tackles (six solo), one tackle for loss and one pass defensed in Monday's loss to the Rams.

Whitehead's seven tackles were enough to lead the Raiders in Week 1, but the defense gave up 5.4 yards per carry and failed to force a single turnover. He should be busy again in Week 2 against a Broncos offense that put up 475 total yards of offense in a win against the Seahawks on Sunday.

March 16, 2018 10:04 PM
Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Signing with Raiders
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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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Schedule
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020CAR00000000000
2019OAK16161087929000001
2018OAK16161268937010005
2017DET1616110783211181802
2016DET15151329933000005
2015DET16850391121262606
2014DET1615856421022205
2013DET160972000000
2012DET1401073000000
Total12586632 462.0170 354626024
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/241
Birthdate:
4/2/1990
Age:
30
Hometown:
Jersey City, NJ, USA
School:
Temple
NFL Experience:
9
Awards: