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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sun, 14 Oct 2012 08:43:05 -0700
The Detroit Lions have declared DL Corey Williams, OT Corey Hilliard, OT Jason Fox, QB Kellen Moore, RB Kevin Smith, SS Ricardo Silva, LB Tahir Whitehead inactive for Week 6.
Sun, 09 Sep 2012 08:38:42 -0700
The Detroit Lions have declared CB Chris Houston, OT Corey Hilliard, OT Jason Fox, QB Kellen Moore, FS Louis Delmas, WR Ryan Broyles, LB Tahir Whitehead inactive for Week 1.
Mon, 04 Jun 2012 14:18:13 -0700
Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham said he has been impressed with how rookie LBs Tahir Whitehead and Travis Lewis have performed during organized team activities.
Thu, 10 May 2012 11:33:50 -0700
The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with fourth-round draft choice DE Ronnell Lewis and fifth-round draft choice LB Tahir Whitehead on four-year deals. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Tue, 28 Feb 2012 10:58:10 -0800
Texas LB Keenan Robinson posted the best broad jump out of linebackers at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine with a jump of 10 feet. Those that followed included Texas Christian LB Ricky Carder (10-foot-1), San Diego State LB Miles Burris (10-foot-1), Florida State LB Nigel Bradham (10-foot-1), Oklahoma LB Travis Lewis (10-foot-2), Boston College LB Luke Kuechly (10-foot-2), Temple LB Tahir Whitehead (10-foot-4), Nevada LB James-Michael Johnson (10-foot-4), Arkansas State LB DeMario Davis (10-foot-4) and California LB Mychal Kendricks (10-foot-7).
Tue, 28 Feb 2012 10:45:23 -0800
Oklahoma LB Travis Lewis posted the best vertical jump out of linebackers at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine with a jump of 36 inches. Those that followed included Kansas LB Steven Johnson (36), Nebraska LB Lavonte David (36.5), Temple LB Tahir Whitehead (37), Nevada LB James-Michael Johnson (37), Florida State LB Nigel Bradham (37), San Diego State LB Miles Burris (37.5), Boston College LB Luke Kuechly (38), Arkansas State LB DeMario Davis (38.5) and California LB Mychal Kendricks (39.5).