Whitehead (shoulder/knee) is listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's injury report.
Whitehead was forced out of last weekend's win over the Packers due to a labrum injury, and he also appears to be dealing with a knee issue. The starting safety hasn't yet been ruled out for the Super Bowl against Kansas City, but at this time his status appears truly up in the air.
Whitehead (shoulder) has not officially been ruled out for Super Bowl LV against the Chiefs, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
ESPN.com previously reported that Whitehead is expected to suit up versus Kansas City on Feb. 7, but Rapoport's tone would seem to indicate that the starting safety is closer to day-to-day or week-to-week. Whitehead suffered a labrum injury during last weekend's win over the Packers, and Rapoport notes that he's dealing with additional shoulder issues. Andrew Adams would be the top candidate to start at free safety for Tampa Bay if Whitehead is ultimately unable to return.
Whitehead (shoulder) is expected to play in the Super Bowl against the Chiefs, ESPN.com reports.
Whitehead exited the NFC Championship Game early in the third quarter and didn't return. However, it appears the 23-year-old will be able to play through the issue, so he's on track to start at free safety Feb. 7. Through 16 regular-season games, Whitehead produced 74 tackles, two sacks, four pass breakups and two interceptions. He's added seven tackles and two forced fumbles in the postseason as well.
Whitehead, who logged five tackles (four solo, including one for loss) and forced a key fumble in Sunday's 31-26 win over the Packers before exiting with a shoulder injury, remains without an official diagnosis for the time being, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Whitehead actually sustained his injury courtesy of a tackle on Jamaal Williams, but it was the impressive, fumble-forcing blow he delivered on Aaron Jones early in the third quarter that knocked him out of Sunday's contest for good. The Buccaneers were able to get by the rest of the way against the Packers without both Whitehead and the absent Antoine Winfield (ankle), but they'll need all the reinforcements they can get for a Super Bowl LV matchup versus the Chiefs on Sunday, Feb. 7.
Whitehead (shoulder) has been ruled out for the rest of Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Packers, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Whitehead was injured making a tackle on Packers running back Jamaal Williams in the third quarter. Just a few plays beforehand, Whitehead forced a key fumble on Aaron Jones that set up the Buccaneers for their fourth touchdown of the afternoon. Since Antoine Winfield (ankle) is already inactive, the Buccaneers will turn to two backup safeties -- Andrew Adams and Mike Edwards -- for the rest of the game.
Whitehead (knee) is active for Sunday's NFC divisional-round matchup in New Orleans.
Whitehead was limited in practice Friday, but he'll be good to go for Sunday's playoff game against the Saints. He'll draw his usual start at free safety, just as he did during all 16 regular-season games and the wild-card win over Washington.
Whitehead (knee) is questionable for Sunday's NFC divisional-round game against the Saints, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Whitehead was added to the injury report Friday as a limited practice participant. It's always concerning when a player is added so late in the week, so the third-year safety may be trending toward a game-time decision. Whitehead played all 16 games during the regular season and posted 74 tackles, four pass breakups, two interceptions and two sacks. Mike Edwards should slot in at free safety if Whitehead is ruled out.
Whitehead posted seven tackles (four solo), including one for loss, and recorded an interception in the Buccaneers' 27-24 loss to the Rams on Monday night.
The third-year safety came up with one of a few positive plays for the Buccaneers secondary on a night when Jared Goff lit them up for 376 yards and three touchdowns, picking off the Rams quarterback at his 46-yard line midway through the fourth quarter with the Buccaneers down by a touchdown. Whitehead's timely pick led to a game-tying score on the short field for Tampa Bay and qualified as his second of the season. Despite also producing a solid 56 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble through 11 games, Whitehead has had his share of troubles in coverage, allowing a 72.2 percent completion rate on the 18 throws he's faced as a primary defender.
Whitehead posted eight tackles (five solo), including two for loss, in the Buccaneers' 38-3 loss to the Saints on Sunday night.
The 23-year-old set a new season high in tackles with the performance, one-upping the seven stops he'd posted against the Giants in Week 8. Whitehead is now averaging 5.0 tackles per contest and has also recorded the first two sacks of his career this season, but he is allowing a career-worst 68.8 percent of passes to be completed against him in primary coverage. The third-year pro will look to put together another productive outing in a Week 10 battle against the Panthers.
Whitehead (knee) was a limited practice participant Friday and doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Packers, Adam Caplan of Sirius XM Radio reports.
Whitehead sandwiched Thursday's missed session between a pair of limited practices, but he apparently showed enough to be kept off the final injury report. The safety should be out there on game day as the Buccaneers try to slow down an explosive Packers offense that's averaging a league-high 38.0 points per game.
Whitehead (knee) didn't participate in Thursday's practice.
Whitehead was at least able to practice in a limited capacity Wednesday, so this news is certainly a worrisome sign for his chances to suit up in Week 6. Whitehead has been strong in his starting role this year, racking up 18 solo tackles and an interception. If he's forced to miss Sunday's game against Green Bay, look for Andrew Adams to draw the start.
Whitehead (knee) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice.
Whitehead suited up in 100 percent of the team's defensive snaps during Thursday's loss to Chicago, so it's likely that the team is managing his practice reps ahead of Week 6. The Pittsburgh product has been solid this campaign as a starter, recording 26 tackles (18 solo), two sacks and an interception through five games. If Whitehead was to miss any time due to injury, Andrew Adams would be in line for the start at free safety.
Whitehead posted six tackles (two solo), including one for loss, in the Buccaneers' 20-19 loss to the Bears on Thursday night.
Whitehead checked in second in tackles for the Bucs on the night and equaled his season high. The 23-year-old had recorded a sack apiece in each of the previous two games, and although that modest streak was snapped Thursday, Whitehead continued to offer solid IDP production for fantasy managers. The 2018 fourth-round pick figures to be busy in Week 6, as a matchup against the potent Packers offense awaits next Sunday afternoon.
Whitehead posted four tackles (all solo) and a sack in the Buccaneers' 38-31 win over the Chargers on Sunday.
Whitehead was able to get to the quarterback for the second straight week while drawing even with Devin White for the third-most tackles on the afternoon. The third-year safety has been reasonably productive from an IDP standpoint over the first four games with two sacks and an interception in addition to his 20 stops, but he has seen his tackle tally drop in each contest thus far.
Whitehead recorded five tackles (four solo), including a sack, and was credited with an additional quarterback hit in a 28-10 win over the Broncos on Sunday.
Whitehead checked in fourth in tackles and recorded his first career sack in the process, a week after he notched an interception of the Panthers' Teddy Bridgewater. The third-year pro is enjoying a strong start to the season overall -- he's posted at least five stops in each contest and is on pace for 85 tackles, which would easily eclipse his rookie-season career high of 76 over 15 games back in 2018.
Whitehead (hamstring) is expected to reprise his starting role as Tampa Bay's top free safety in 2020, Greg Auman of the Athletic reports.
Whitehead has managed impressive growth every season since joining the Buccaneers in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft, but he's also yet to suit up for a full 16-game slate. After missing one game due to a concussion in 2018 and two games in 2019 with a hamstring injury, the 23-year-old will look to maintain full health in 2020.
Whitehead (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Whitehead left this past Sunday's win over the Lions with a hamstring injury, and he'll be shut down for the last two weeks of the year. The second-year safety ends the season with 69 tackles (50 solo), nine pass breakups and an interception. Andrew Adams figures to start in Whitehead's stead, and Darian Stewart should benefit from his absence as well.
Whitehead won't return to Sunday's game against the Lions after sustaining a hamstring injury, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Whitehead led the team with nine tackles during Week 14's win over the Colts, and he registered a tackle for loss before exiting this game. Andrew Adams is expected to fill Whitehead's role for the rest of the game. Whitehead will aim to shake off the injury by Saturday's game against the Texans.
Whitehead logged nine tackles (six solo), including one for loss, in the Buccaneers' 38-35 win over the Colts on Sunday.
Whitehead enjoyed a prolific tackling day in the wild win while playing 63 defensive snaps overall. The second-year safety's tackle total was both a season- and team-high figure, and it marked his seventh game with at least six stops. Whitehead is now eight tackles away from tying his 2018 rookie-season total of 76, putting him firmly in the IDP conversation despite an overall lack of impact plays (one interception, no sacks and no fumbles forced or recovered).
Whitehead logged six tackles (two solo), including a half-sack, in the Buccaneers' 35-22 win over the Falcons on Sunday.
The second-year safety turned in his third six-tackle effort over the last four games, and he's now met or exceeded that threshold in six contests overall. Whitehead is averaging just under five stops per game from his safety spot, and although he's only corralled one interception, he's defended eight passes overall.
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|Sun 09/20||vs CAR||W 31-17||4||1||5||0||1||1||0||0|
|Sun 09/27||@ DEN||W 28-10||4||1||5||1||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/04||vs LAC||W 38-31||4||0||4||1||0||0||0||0|
|Thu 10/08||@ CHI||L 19-20||2||4||6||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/18||vs GB||W 38-10||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/25||@ LV||W 45-20||3||0||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Mon 11/02||@ NYG||W 25-23||4||3||7||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/08||vs NO||L 3-38||5||3||8||0||0||0||1||0|
|Sun 11/15||@ CAR||W 46-23||2||2||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|Mon 11/23||vs LAR||L 24-27||4||3||7||0||1||1||0||0|
|Sun 11/29||vs KC||L 24-27||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/13||vs MIN||W 26-14||5||0||5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/20||@ ATL||W 31-27||2||1||3||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sat 12/26||@ DET||W 47-7||4||0||4||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 01/03||vs ATL||W 44-27||5||0||5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sat 01/09||@ WAS||W 31-23||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 01/17||@ NO||W 30-20||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 01/24||@ GB||W 31-26||4||1||5||0||0||0||2||0|
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