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Tahir Whitehead

27-Year-Old Linebacker – Detroit Lions

2016 Defensive Stats

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2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Whitehead posted strong part-time production for the Lions in 2014 and 2015, and last year he showed the ability to translate as a full-time player. Despite missing one game with a knee issue, Whitehe...

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2017 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  7

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Undisclosed
HT: 6' 2"   WT: 241   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.

June 13, 2017  –  Tahir Whitehead News

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Whitehead (undisclosed) is still rehabbing this week but is making good progress, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com 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
2009 19 CFB 2 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2010 20 CFB 2 - - - - 1 0 - - - - - -
2011 21 CFB 3 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
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
2016 26 DET 15 132 99 33 0 5 0 0 0 0 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

Snap Count Stats

934

Defensive Snaps in 2016

Tahir Whitehead was on the field for 934 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.

65

Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Tahir Whitehead was on the field for 65 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2014 722 178
2015 588 277
2016 934 65
Tahir Whitehead 2016 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 @Ind 70 5 10 6 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Ten 67 4 10 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @GB 54 6 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Chi 69 4 11 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Phi 61 5 12 10 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 LA 58 4 9 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Was 73 4 12 8 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Hou 67 4 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @Min 70 4 12 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 BYE Bye Week
11 Jax 66 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Min 59 3 12 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @NO
14 Chi 47 3 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @NYG 46 4 12 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Dal 52 7 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 GB 75 4 7 6 1 0 0 0 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:   241 lbs
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.62 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.37 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   7.14 sec
AVERAGE
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   37 in
GREAT
Broad Jump:   124 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   21 reps
WEAK
Detroit Lions Team Injury Report
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Ezekiel Ansah  PUP-P
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Taylor Decker  PUP-P
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RB
Mike James  IR
CB
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Sam Martin  NFI
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Corey Robinson  PUP-P

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

Whitehead (undisclosed) is present but not participating in OTAs, ESPN's Michael Rothstein reports.

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Whitehead will potentially start at outside linebacker for the Lions in 2017 with first-round pick Jarrad Davis slated to play middle linebacker, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

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Whitehead led the Lions with 13 tackles during Saturday's playoff game in Seattle.

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Whitehead piled up 12 tackles in the Lions' 17-6 loss to the Giants in Week 15.

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Whitehead recorded six tackles in Sunday's 20-17 victory over the Bears.

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Whitehead (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bears.

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Whitehead (knee) is ruled out of Sunday's game against the Saints, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

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Whitehead (knee) is questionable to play Sunday against the Saints.

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Whitehead posted 12 tackles in Week 12 against the Vikings.

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Whitehead posted 12 stops Sunday against the Vikings.

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Whitehead recorded 12 tackles and defended a pass Sunday against Washington.

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Whitehead (abdomen) is active Sunday against the Redskins.

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Whitehead (abdomen) is questionable to play against the Redskins on Sunday, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2016

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 MLB position, which would give him some value as an IDP.

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.