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Tahir Whitehead

27-Year-Old Linebacker – Detroit Lions

2017 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:  517

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  7

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.

December 11, 2017  –  Tahir Whitehead News

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Whitehead recorded eight tackles and one fumble recovery during Sunday's 24-21 victory over the Buccaneers.

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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
2017 27 DET 14 95 71 24 1 2 1 0 0 3 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

749

Defensive Snaps in 2017

Tahir Whitehead was on the field for 749 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

73

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Tahir Whitehead was on the field for 73 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 588 277
2016 934 65
2017 749 73
Tahir Whitehead 2017 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 Ari 51 5 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @NYG 45 3 8 5 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Atl 68 6 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Min 53 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
5 Car 56 6 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @NO 63 12 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 BYE Bye Week
8 Pit 47 4 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @GB 35 3 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Cle 63 4 8 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Chi 60 6 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Min 73 8 13 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Bal 64 8 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @TB 71 3 8 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
15 Chi 0 0 9 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Cin
17 GB

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

Whitehead recorded five tackles during Monday's 30-17 victory over the Packers, including one sack and two TFLs.

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Whitehead (pectoral) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

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Whitehead (pectoral) is active for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

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Whitehead (pectoral) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Carolina.

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Whitehead totaled five tackles and two fumble recoveries during Sunday's 14-7 victory over the Vikings.

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Whitehead is expected to replace Jarrad Davis (concussion) as the starting middle linebacker Sunday against Atlanta, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

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Whitehead was absent from Wednesday's injury report.

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Head coach Jim Caldwell implied Whitehead (knee) isn't dealing with a serious injury, Justin Rogers of the Detroit News reports.

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Whitehead was forced out of Friday's preseason matchup against the Patriots after suffering a knee injury, Michael Rothstein of ESPN reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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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.