The Oakland Raiders are looking to upgrading their defense. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the team is close to signing linebacker Tahir Whitehead.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 15, 2018
Whitehead has potential to be one of the better under-the-radar signings of the 2018 free agent class.
As a member of the Detroit Lions in 2017, he picked up 110 tackles, recovered four fumbles, eight stuffs, and tallied both an interception and a sack.
Whitehead may not be the sexiest signing of the free agent class. But he should be a nice upgrade to a defense that was, across the board, one of the NFL’s worst in 2017.