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Tahir Whitehead

26-Year-Old Linebacker – Detroit Lions

2015 Defensive Stats

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51

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2

Int

1

FF

0

TD

0

2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

The Lions showed their faith in Whitehead by inking him to a two-year, $8 million extension in the offseason. Indications are that he has the inside track on becoming the club's primary option at the ...

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2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  10

HT: 6' 2"   WT: 242   DOB: 4/2/1990  College: Temple  DRAFTED: 5th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Tahir Whitehead Contract Information:

Signed a two-year contract with the Lions in March of 2016.

March 13, 2016  –  Tahir Whitehead News

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The Lions told Whitehead that he will compete for the starting middle linebacker job, The Detroit Free Press reports.

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Tahir Whitehead NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2012 22 Det 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 23 Det 16 9 7 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 24 Det 16 86 63 23 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 25 Det 16 51 40 11 2 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Tahir Whitehead – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Outside Linebacker
  1. Tahir Whitehead
  2. Kyle Van Noy
  3. Brandon Copeland
Detroit Lions

Snap Count Stats

588

Defensive Snaps in 2015

Tahir Whitehead was on the field for 588 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.

277

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Tahir Whitehead was on the field for 277 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2013 1 293
2014 722 178
2015 588 277
Tahir Whitehead 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @SD 21 22 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Min 17 18 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Den 15 22 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Sea 20 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Ari 12 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Chi 32 31 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Min 34 28 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @KC 25 28 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @GB 81 11 8 7 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Oak 44 9 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Phi 34 7 6 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 GB 55 12 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @StL 40 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @NO 62 9 7 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 SF 48 10 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
16 @Chi 48 7 6 4 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Tahir Whitehead
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 2"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   242 lbs
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40-Yard Dash
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Detroit Lions Team Injury Report
Questionable
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Corey Fuller  PUP-P
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Corey Robinson  PUP-P
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Tim Wright  IR

Tahir Whitehead: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Lions and Whitehead agreed to terms of a two-year contract Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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Whitehead notched eight tackles (seven solo) and a sack in Sunday's win over the Packers.

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Whitehead is currently listed as a starting linebacker alongside DeAndre Levy and Stephen Tulloch, the team's unofficial depth chart reports.

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The Lions selected Whitehead in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, 138th overall.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015

in admirably for Stephen Tulloch in the middle of Detroit's defense in 2014, Whitehead will slide over to the strong side in 2015, ahead of 2014 second-round pick Kyle Van Noy. Whitehead ranked second on the team in tackles in 2014 with 86.

2014

Whitehead will be a backup linebacker and special teams player for the Lions.