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Lions | Tahir Whitehead may be disciplined

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:43:46 -0800

Detroit Lions LB Tahir Whitehead could face discipline for stepping on the leg of Chicago Bears OT Charles Lenoin Week 11. The NFL is reviewing whether or not Whitehead's action was intentional. Any discipline would be decided by the end of business Tuesday, Nov. 21.

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Lions | Tahir Whitehead leads team in win

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:37:20 -0800

Detroit Lions LB Tahir Whitehead had a hand in nine total tackles with one stop for loss in Week 11 against the Chicago Bears.

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Lions | Week 6 injury report for Detroit

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:29:28 -0700

Detroit Lions LB Paul Worrilow (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 13, and has been ruled out for Week 6. OG T.J. Lang (back) did not practice and is listed as questionable. DE Ziggy Ansah (knee), WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring), OT Ricky Wagner (shoulder) and RB Dwayne Washington (quadriceps) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. QB Matthew Stafford (ankle) fully participated in practice but is listed as questionable. OT Greg Robinson (non-injury), LB Tahir Whitehead (pectoral) and FS Glover Quin (groin) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Lions | Detroit's Thursday practice report

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:50:43 -0700

Detroit Lions OT Greg Robinson (non-injury) and LB Paul Worrilow (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 12. DE Ziggy Ansah (knee), OG T.J. Lang (back), OT Ricky Wagner (shoulder) and RB Dwayne Washington (quadriceps) were limited during practice. FS Glover Quin (groin) and LB Tahir Whitehead (pectoral) fully participated in practice.

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Lions | Detroit's Wednesday practice report

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:39:14 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (knee), OG T.J. Lang (back) and LB Paul Worrilow (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 11. FS Glover Quin (groin), OT Ricky Wagner (shoulder), RB Dwayne Washington (quadriceps) and LB Tahir Whitehead (pectoral) were limited.

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Lions | Detroit's Week 5 injury report

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:37:09 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring), RB Dwayne Washington (quad) and LB Paul Worrilow (knee) did not participate in practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 5 against the Carolina Panthers. S Don Carey (knee) and C Travis Swanson (knee) each logged a full practice Friday, Oct. 6, while DE Ziggy Ansah (knee), LB Jarrad Davis (neck), OT Ricky Wagner (ankle, shoulder) and Tahir Whitehead (pectoral) were limited; all six players are listed as questionable. OG T.J. Lang (back) and DT Haloti Ngata (shoulder) did not practice Friday and are also listed as questionable. RB Ameer Abdullah (ankle), LB Steve Longa (non-injury) and S Glover Quin (groin) each practiced fully Friday and have been removed from the injury report.

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Lions | Detroit's Thursday practice report

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:30:55 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Dwayne Washington (quadriceps) and LB Paul Worrilow (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 5. DE Ziggy Ansah (knee), LB Jarrad Davis (neck), OG T.J. Lang (back), DT Haloti Ngata (shoulder), C Travis Swanson (ankle), OT Ricky Wagner (ankle, shoulder) and LB Tahir Whitehead (pectoral) were limited during practice. FS Don Carey (knee), LB Steve Longa (non-injury) and FS Glover Quin (groin) fully participated in practice.

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Lions | Wednesday practice report for Detroit

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:37:04 -0700

Detroit Lions OG T.J. Lang (back), LB Steve Longa (non-injury), DT Haloti Ngata (shoulder), OT Ricky Wagner (ankle, shoulder), RB Dwayne Washington (quadriceps) and LB Paul Worrilow (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 4. DE Ziggy Ansah (knee), LB Jarrad Davis (neck), FS Glover Quin (groin), C Travis Swanson (ankle) and LB Tahir Whitehead (pectoral) were limited during practice. FS Don Carey (knee) fully participated in practice.

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Lions | Tahir Whitehead injures knee

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:52:11 -0700

Detroit Lions LB Tahir Whitehead (knee) suffered a knee injury during the preseason game Friday, Aug. 25.

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Lions | Tahir Whitehead should start

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 16:12:50 -0700

Detroit Lions LB Tahir Whitehead will be the starting weakside linebacker this season but could lose snaps to LBs Paul Worrilow and Jalen Reeves-Maybin in certain defensive packages.

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Lions | Tahir Whitehead misses workouts

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 13:47:18 -0700

Detroit Lions LB Tahir Whitehead (undisclosed) was did not participate in organized team activities or minicamp because he is recovering from an undisclosed injury.

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Lions | Tahir Whitehead set to move to weak side

Sun, 28 May 2017 10:23:31 -0700

Detroit Lions LB Tahir Whitehead is expected to move to the weak side linebacker to make room for first-round LB Jarrad Davis this season.

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Lions | Tahir Whitehead moving to OLB

Mon, 15 May 2017 15:50:45 -0700

Detroit Lions LB Tahir Whitehead is expected to compete for playing time at outside linebacker with LB Jarrad Davis taking over at middle linebacker. Head coach Jim Caldwell would not say where Whitehead is on the depth chart.

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Lions | Friday injury report for Detroit

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:33:36 -0800

Detroit Lions C Travis Swanson (concussion) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 9, and has been ruled out for Week 14. DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle), FS Don Carey (hamstring), LB DeAndre Levy (knee), RB Dwayne Washington (ankle) and LB Tahir Whitehead (knee) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable.

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Lions | Lions injury report for Thursday

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:36:53 -0800

Detroit Lions C Travis Swanson (concussion) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 8. Meanwhile, DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle), LBs DeAndre Levy (knee), Tahir Whitehead (knee) and S Don Carey (hamstring) were limited participants.

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Lions | Detroit's Wednesday practice report

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:16:30 -0800

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle) and C Travis Swanson (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 7. S Don Carey (hamstring), LB DeAndre Levy (knee) and LB Tahir Whitehead (knee) were limited.

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Lions | Detroit's Week 13 inactives

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:42:37 -0800

The Detroit Lions have declared OT Cornelius Lucas, LB DeAndre Levy, FS Don Carey, QB Jake Rudock, OG Joe Dahl, WR Marvin Jones, LB Tahir Whitehead inactive for Week 13.

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Lions | Tahir Whitehead will not play

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:17:19 -0800

Detroit Lions LB Tahir Whitehead (knee) has been ruled out for the team's Week 13 game.

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Lions | Detroit's Friday injury report

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:48:13 -0800

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle), FS Don Carey (hamstring), LB DeAndre Levy (knee) and LB Tahir Whitehead (knee) are listed as questionable for Week 13. Ansah fully participated in practice, while the other players were limited during practice.

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Lions | Detroit's Thursday injury report

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:29:57 -0800

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle), FS Don Carey (hamstring), LB DeAndre Levy (knee) and LB Tahir Whitehead (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 1.

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Lions | Detroit's Wednesday injury report

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:27:33 -0800

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle), FS Don Carey (hamstring), LB DeAndre Levy (knee) and LB Tahir Whitehead (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30.

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Lions | Friday injury report for Detroit

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:46:40 -0700

Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (knee, quadriceps), DT Haloti Ngata (shoulder) and OT Corey Robinson (ankle) did not practice Friday, Oct. 21, and have been ruled out for Week 7. DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle), OG Larry Warford (groin) and LB Tahir Whitehead (abdomen) were limited participants and are listed as questionable.

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Lions | Detroit's Thursday injury report

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:18:15 -0700

Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (knee, quadriceps), DT Haloti Ngata (shoulder) and OL Corey Robinson (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 20. DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle), OL Larry Warford (groin), RB Dwayne Washington (ankle) and LB Tahir Whitehead (abdomen) were each able to get in a limited session.

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Lions | Kyle Van Noy could start

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 11:38:57 -0700

Detroit Lions LB Kyle Van Noy is slated to be the starting strongside linebacker to start the season, according to ESPN.com's Michael Rothstein, with LBs DeAndre Levy and Tahir Whitehead expected to start with him.

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Lions | More on Tahir Whitehead deal

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 07:35:19 -0800

Updating previous reports, Detroit Lions LB Tahir Whitehead's two-year, $8 million deal includes $4.75 million guaranteed and a $3 million signing bonus. He has salaries of $1.75 million (guaranteed) and $3.05 million with annual $500,000 incentives for playing time and Pro Bowl selections.

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Lions | Tahir Whitehead financials

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 14:10:36 -0800

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions LB Tahir Whitehead signed a two-year deal worth more than $8 million Thursday, March 10.

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Lions | Tahir Whitehead re-signing

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 13:43:06 -0800

Free-agent LB Tahir Whitehead (Lions) is re-signing to an undisclosed contract with the Detroit Lions Thursday, March 10, despite visiting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, March 10.

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Buccaneers | Tahir Whitehead visiting Tampa

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 06:16:52 -0800

Free-agent LB Tahir Whitehead (Lions) is visiting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, March 10.

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Eagles | Tahir Whitehead could be target

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 14:13:43 -0800

Detroit Lions impending free-agent LB Tahir Whitehead has drawn interest from the Philadelphia Eagles, according to a source. If signed, Whitehead could potentially replace LB Kiko Alonso, who was acquired by the Miami Dolphins Monday, March 7.

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Lions | Friday injury report for Week 7

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 13:56:49 -0700

Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (hip) and TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee, elbow) have been ruled out for Week 7 against the Minnesota Vikings. CB Josh Wilson (concussion) is questionable, while LB Josh Bynes (hip), S James Ihedigbo (quadriceps), DE Jason Jones (neck), P Sam Martin (knee), DT Haloti Ngata (calf) and LB Tahir Whitehead (shoulder) are probable. Levy and Pettigrew did not practice Friday, Oct. 23. Wilson was limited, while the others practiced in full.

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Lions | Thursday practice report for Week 7

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 14:35:32 -0700

Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (hip), TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee, elbow) and CB Josh Wilson (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 22. S James Ihedigbo (quadriceps) and P Sam Martin (knee) were limited. LB Josh Bynes (hip), DE Jason Jones (neck), DT Haloti Ngata (calf) and LB Tahir Whitehead (shoulder) participated fully.

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Lions | Wednesday practice report for Week 7

Wed, 21 Oct 2015 13:17:50 -0700

Detroit Lions SS James Ihedigbo (quadriceps), LB DeAndre Levy (hip), TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee, elbow) and CB Josh Wilson (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 21. LB Josh Bynes (hip), DE Jason Jones (neck), P Sam Martin (knee), DT Haloti Ngata (calf) and LB Tahir Whitehead (shoulder) were limited during practice.

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Lions | Friday injury report for Week 1

Fri, 11 Sep 2015 13:30:44 -0700

Detroit Lions DT Caraun Reid (ankle) and OG Larry Warford (ankle) have been ruled out for Week 1 against the San Diego Chargers. LB DeAndre Levy (hip) is listed as doubtful. OT LaAdrian Waddle (elbow) is questionable, while LB Tahir Whitehead (elbow) is probable. Reid, Warford and Levy did not practice Friday, Sept. 11, while Waddle and Whitehead practiced in full.

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Lions | Thursday practice report for Week 1

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 13:49:18 -0700

Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (hip), DT Caraun Reid (ankle) and OG Larry Warford (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 10. OT LaAdrian Waddle (elbow) and LB Tahir Whitehead (elbow) were limited.

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Lions | Wednesday practice report for Week 1

Wed, 09 Sep 2015 14:07:38 -0700

Detroit Lions OG Larry Warford (ankle), DT Caraun Reid (ankle) and LB DeAndre Levy (hip) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 9. OT LaAdrian Waddle (elbow) and LB Tahir Whitehead (elbow) were limited during practice.

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Lions | Tahir Whitehead may compete for staring job

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:17:34 -0700

Detroit Lions LB Tahir Whitehead could compete with LB Kyle Van Noy and possibly LB Josh Bynes for the starting strongside linebacker job during training camp. Whitehead could be used as the backup at middle linebacker.

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Lions | Tahir Whitehead receives fine

Fri, 09 Jan 2015 13:41:18 -0800

Detroit Lions LB Tahir Whitehead has been fined $22,050 for hitting Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley in the head during the wild-card playoff game.

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Lions | Tahir Whitehead leaves game

Sun, 04 Jan 2015 15:58:40 -0800

Detroit Lions CB Tahir Whitehead (illness) checked out of the wild-card game Sunday, Jan. 4, against the Dallas Cowboys due to dehydration issues.

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Lions | Friday practice report for Week 15

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:40:40 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) did not practice Friday, Dec. 12, and has been ruled out for the team's Week 15 game. LB Tahir Whitehead (shoulder) was limited in practice and is questionable. LB Josh Bynes (illness) and DT Ndamukong Suh (illness) both were limited in practice and are probable. CB Darius Slay (shoulder) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (concussion) both fully practiced and are probable.

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Lions | Thursday practice report

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:29:30 -0800

Detroit Lions LB Josh Bynes (illness), DT Nick Fairley (knee) and DT Ndamukong Suh (illness) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 11. CB Darius Slay (shoulder), OT LaAdrian Waddle (concussion) and LB Tahir Whitehead (shoulder) were limited.

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Lions | DeAndre Levy staying at OLB

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:37:48 -0700

Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy will not be moved to middle linebacker to replace LB Stephen Tulloch (knee) because he has been playing well at outside linebacker. LB Tahir Whitehead will take over as the starting middle linebacker.

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Lions | Tahir Whitehead's stock rising

Sun, 24 Aug 2014 01:42:59 -0700

Detroit Lions LB Tahir Whitehead had 10 tackles and three sacks during his team's exhibition game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. "He was really playing at a level of one of the top three linebackers, and so we put him in position to kind of see what we can do," coach Jim Caldwell said of Whitehead. "And obviously he took advantage of it."

Fantasy Tip: Whitehead could be a player to watch if Kyle Van Noy's abdominal issues keep him sidelined for a while. The Jaguars are not the most dominant team to face, but three sacks is still impressive in any circle.

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Lions | Tahir Whitehead works with first team

Fri, 02 Aug 2013 18:22:27 -0700

Detroit Lions LB Tahir Whitehead worked with the first team defense at outside linebacker. He is competing with LBs Travis Lewis and Ashlee Palmer for a starting job.

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Lions | Ashlee Palmer expected to be favorite for LB job

Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:31:26 -0700

Detroit Lions LB Ashlee Palmer is expected to enter training camp as the favorite for one of the outside linebacker jobs. He will compete with LBs Tahir Whitehead and Travis Lewis for the job.

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Lions | Outside linebacker battle to continue into camp

Fri, 28 Jun 2013 02:23:06 -0700

The Detroit Lions are expected to keep the battle for outside linebacker between LB's Ashlee Palmer, Travis Lewis and Tahir Whitehead going into training camp. All three have taken turns at the position during workouts.

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Lions | Travis Lewis has chance to win starting job

Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:44:58 -0700

Detroit Lions LB Travis Lewis will have the chance to win one of the starting outside linebacker job if he performs well during training camp. He will be competing with LBs Ashlee Palmer and Tahir Whitehead for the job.

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Lions | Ashlee Palmer has the edge

Fri, 14 Jun 2013 05:52:40 -0700

Detroit Lions LB Ashlee Palmer has the edge over LBs Travis Lewis and Tahir Whitehead at outside linebacker due to his experience.

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Lions | Three splitting reps at OLB

Fri, 24 May 2013 14:18:54 -0700

Detroit Lions LBs Ashlee Palmer, Travis Lewis and Tahir Whitehead are splitting reps with the first-team defense at outside linebacker during organized team activities.

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Lions | Three appear to be candidates for OLB job

Sun, 05 May 2013 10:20:32 -0700

Detroit Lions LBs Ashlee Palmer, Tahir Whitehead and Travis Lewis are expected to compete for one of the outside linebacker jobs during training camp.

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Lions | Depth LBs could be asked to step up

Sat, 09 Mar 2013 18:49:11 -0800

If the Detroit Lions do not re-sign impending free-agent LB Justin Durant (Lions), the team has LBs Travis Lewis, Ashlee Palmer and Tahir Whitehead waiting in the wings. Palmer was signed to a two-year, $3.25 million deal, signaling the team really likes him, and perhaps not just as a backup.

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