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Tahir Whitehead | Linebacker | #59

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/2/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 241
College: Temple
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 5 (138) / DET
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Lions LB Tahir Whitehead played as the second-team middle linebacker in the third preseason game.
Whitehead had lined up as the first-team strongside 'backer throughout training camp, but Travis Lewis started and recorded eight tackles in that position against the Jaguars. A 2012 seventh-round pick, Lewis has just seven career tackles, so it would be surprising if Whitehead lost his job to him. Whitehead's role could be in danger if 2014 second-rounder Kyle Van Noy could ever get healthy. Sat, Aug 29, 2015 09:00:00 AM

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Career Stats
YearTacklesSacksInterceptionsFumbMiscKO RetPunt Ret
YearTeamGSoloAstTotalSackYdsYd/SkIntYdsIntTDRecTDFrcdPass DSftyYdsTDYdsTD
2012DET1473100.00.0000001000000
2013DET167290.00.0000001000000
2014DET166421850.00.0220000500000
2015DET164011512.0105.01260100600000

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2Theo Riddick
3Joique Bell
4Zach Zenner
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GLB1Joique Bell
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2Ameer Abdullah
FB1Mike Burton
WR11Calvin Johnson
2T.J. Jones
3Ryan Spadola
4Austin Willis
WR21Golden Tate
2Corey Fuller
3Corey Washington
WR31T.J. Jones
TE1Eric Ebron
2Brandon Pettigrew
3Tim Wright
4Jordan Thompson
5Casey Pierce
LT1Riley Reiff
2Corey Robinson
LG1Laken Tomlinson
C1Travis Swanson
2Gabe Ikard
3Braxston Cave
4Darren Keyton
RG1Larry Warford
RT1Michael Ola
2Cornelius Lucas
3Tyrus Thompson
K1Matt Prater