Las Vegas Raiders release former Lion Tahir Whitehead

A former Detroit Lions linebacker is now a free-agent. Embed from Getty Images The Las Vegas Raiders announced today that they were releasing Tahir Whitehead, which will save them $6.25 million in cap space ahead of free agency, set to begin next week. Last season, Whitehead made it four straight years with over 100 tackles, … Read more

Ex-Lion Tahir Whitehead karate chops Kenny Golladay

Just because two players once were teammates doesn’t mean they’ll be best friends for life. Former Detroit Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead, now with the Oakland Raiders, delivered a karate chop to the side of Kenny Golladay’s neck after intercepting a pass from Matthew Stafford in the end zone. Tahir Whitehead has gone full heel. pic.twitter.com/0QT649Dvtt … Read more

Former Detroit Lion Tahir Whitehead heading to the west coast

In what has been a whirlwind beginning to free agency, the Detroit Lions have made their fair share of moves, and have also chosen to allow other players to walk — most notably former first-round pick, Eric Ebron. According to Pro Football Rumors, another player the Lions didn’t re-sign is linebacker Tahir Whitehead. It's official: the #Raiders have … Read more

Top 5 Detroit Lions unrestricted free agents

NFL: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

Well, the 2017 NFL season is in the books (at least for the Detroit Lions) and there are sure to be some drastic changes prior to the start of the 2018 campaign. The biggest change, of course, is that the Lions will have a new head coach as they have decided to move on from … Read more

JUST IN: Detroit Lions sign linebacker, cut offensive lineman

The Detroit Lions continue to shuffle their roster, something general manager Bob Quinn has done just about every week this season. On Saturday, Quinn brought in some depth for the dinged-up linebacker corps, while releasing an offensive lineman. The Lions announced Saturday that they have re-signed LB Thurston Armbrister to their practice squad. Armbrister has … Read more

MUST SEE: Detroit Lions first quarter grades are in

Call it luck, expected, surprising, or whatever adjective you wish. The fact of the matter is that the Detroit Lions have reached the quarter-mark of the season with a 3-1 record. Sure, some have underachieved. But thankfully, some have overachieved as well. Is this team’s performance through four games something that can reasonably be expected … Read more

What loss of Jarrad Davis would mean for Detroit Lions against Atlanta Falcons

Lions rookie linebacker Jarrad Davis has had a pretty impressive debut. Through two games, he leads Detroit’s defense with 15 tackles, has a fumble recovery, got his first career sack in the Monday Night game against Eli Manning and the Giants, and even received a fine from the NFL. Then he took this hit from … Read more

Detroit Lions agree to terms with LB Paul Worrilow

Detroit Lions GM Bob Quinn had a busy day. After landing arguably the best right tackle on the free-agent market, he was also able to add an intriguing linebacker, Paul Worrilow. The #Lions have agreed to terms with FA LB Paul Worrilow, source said. Fills a big need — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2017 It … Read more

2016 Detroit Lions final position grades

And so it begins, the long offseason. The Detroit Lions did not leave a good taste in the mouth of many fans after losing four consecutive games–including a poor performance in the playoffs. In saying this, you could reason that the Lions overachieved with their nine-win season. They willed themselves into the postseason despite a … Read more

Tahir Whitehead is the X-Factor on defense for the Lions

Despite drawing interest from numerous teams last off-season, Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead opted to re-sign with Detroit, the only NFL team he has played with. That move didn’t only pay dividends for Whitehead, but also for the Lions. Whitehead’s role with the defense sky-rocketed this season, especially in the long absence of fellow linebacker DeAndre Levy. For the season, … Read more

Jim Caldwell deserves credit for Lions’ success

When Bob Quinn was hired as the new general manager for the Detroit Lions, many thought that the Jim Caldwell era in Detroit was over. However, Quinn decided to keep Caldwell as head coach, and it was thought that Caldwell was simply a bridge coach for a year until Quinn could bring his guy in. The … Read more

Lions starting LB Tahir Whitehead ruled out vs Saints

With the Detroit Lions already expecting to be without key linebacker DeAndre Levy for yet another game, the team reported even more debilitating news ahead of their matchup with the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The team ruled out starting weakside linebacker Tahir Whitehead on Saturday. This means linebackers Josh Bynes and Antwione Williams will command the … Read more

Detroit Lions LB Tahir Whitehead limited in practice leading up to game in New Orleans

Although the Detroit Lions are at full strength in practice, not all of their bodies are at 100%. As the team prepares for this Sunday’s match-up with the New Orleans Saints, linebacker Tahir Whitehead appears to be fighting through a knee injury, which he has felt the effects of since the Thanksgiving Day victory over the Minnesota Vikings. … Read more

Detroit Lions 2016 mid-season position grades

Just like that, the NFL regular season is already half-way over. After a 1-3 start, the Detroit Lions were able to turn it around in the second quarter of the season by putting together a three-game win streak. Last week’s loss delivered from the Houston Texans is still fresh on the mind, but it doesn’t mean the season … Read more

Detroit Lions 2016 first-quarter position grades

It is hard to believe, but the NFL regular season is already a quarter of the way done. After four games, you have a decent sample size of who your team truly is and can gauge the trajectory of success. The Detroit Lions are 1-3 and sit dead last in the NFC North. Based off … Read more