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59 Tahir Whitehead OLB
Height/Weight: 6-2/242 | Birthdate: 4/2/1990 | Birthplace: Jersey City, NJ, USA | Team: Detroit | College: Temple | NFL Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 19/13
DET
 
Projections
matchupTklSckFFFumRecPassDefINTTDSafety
Week 8 (@ATL) - Average2.50.00.00.00.30.200.0
Week 8 (@ATL) - Dave Richard00000000
Week 8 (@ATL) - Jamey Eisenberg00000000
2014 Season - Average7.001.000000
2014 Season - Dave Richard70100000
2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg70100000
 
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
7400200
 
 
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Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
10/16/2014Ronnie Hillman, RB DEN
Jonathan Stewart, RB CAR
Tahir Whitehead, OLB DET
10/09/2014Louis Murphy, WR TB
Tahir Whitehead, OLB DET
Karlos Dansby, ILB CLE
Golden Tate, WR DET
 
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Tahir Whitehead takes over at MLB for Lions

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/24/14) The Lions have decided to move Tahir Whitehead into the starting lineup at middle linebacker, replacing the injured Stephen Tulloch, who is out for the season due to a knee injury.

"It puts you right in the middle of the defense," Whitehead said, per ESPN. "It allows you to be able to flow sideline to sideline, as you saw with Tully over the years, make a lot of plays playing in the middle. It frees you up to do a lot."

Lions go heavy on CBs, LBs

(5/8/12) The Lions drafted three cornerbacks and three linebackers in April's draft, all of them with picks in Round 3 or later. The three cornerbacks are Louisiana-Lafayette's Dwight Bentley, Albion's Chris Greenwood and New Mexico State's Jonte Green. The linebackers are Oklahoma's Ronnell Lewis (who might play some defensive end), Temple's Tahir Whitehead and Oklahoma's Travis Lewis. Bentley's a tough, physical cornerback who might compete for a roster spot while Greenwood and Green's speed should help them land some work on special teams. Ronnell Lewis will definitely work on special teams and might move into a role as a pass rusher for the Lions as a defensive lineman while Travis Lewis is a tackling machine. Whitehead has good skills and can work in pass coverage as an outside linebacker.

(12/31/69)
 
 
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SeptemberTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GamedateOppResultGSTklAstTotSacksIntYdsLgTDPass DefFFRecYdsTD
9/8NYGW 35-14Yes1010000000000
9/14@CARL 7-24Yes1230000000000
9/21GBW 19-7No3140000000000
9/28@NYJW 24-17Yes48120000000000
Total  39.012210000000000
OctoberTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GamedateOppResultGSTklAstTotSacksIntYdsLgTDPass DefFFRecYdsTD
10/5BUFL 14-17Yes5270000000000
10/12@MINW 17-3Yes6170222040000
10/19NOW 24-23Yes4150000010000
10/26@ATL              
Total  314.05190222030000
NovemberTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GamedateOppResultGSTklAstTotSacksIntYdsLgTDPass DefFFRecYdsTD
11/9MIA              
11/16@ARI              
11/23@NE              
11/27CHI              
DecemberTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GamedateOppResultGSTklAstTotSacksIntYdsLgTDPass DefFFRecYdsTD
12/7TB              
12/14MIN              
12/21@CHI              
12/28@GB              
Yearly TotalTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GSTklAstTotSacksIntYdsLgTDPass DefFFRecYdsTD
  623.017400222030000
 
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2012Detroit Lions14118.030000.0000
2013Detroit Lions1697.020000.0000
2014Detroit Lions74023.0170221.0203
TOTAL376038.0220221.0203
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2012Detroit Lions1400100000
2013Detroit Lions1600100000
2014Detroit Lions700000000
TOTAL3700200000
 
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