The Detroit News expects the Lions to let LBs Tahir Whitehead, Travis Lewis and Ashlee Palmer compete for Justin Durant's old job on the strong-side.
Lions DC Gunther Cunningham believes fifth-round LB Tahir Whitehead is "much better than a fifth-round draft pick."
Fifth-round LB Tahir Whitehead impressed Lions coaches with his explosiveness at rookie minicamp.
Lions agreed to terms with fifth-round LB Tahir Whitehead on a four-year contract.
Lions traded up with the Vikings to select Temple LB Tahir Whitehead with the No. 138 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.