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Lions notes: Tahir Whitehead to take over at MLB

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Lions notes looks at Tahir Whitehead and the team's plans at linebacker, what Rex Ryan had to say about Ndamukong Suh and much more.

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  • With Stephen Tulloch out for the season, the Detroit Lions are going to replace him at middle linebacker with Tahir Whitehead. Whitehead opened the season as the Lions' starting strongside linebacker, and there was speculation that weakside linebacker DeAndre Levy would move inside considering he's played MLB in the past. However, the Lions decided to keep Levy at WLB since he's played so well at that spot. With Levy staying outside and Whitehead moving inside, Ashlee Palmer is now listed as the starting strongside linebacker.

  • ESPN's Michael Rothstein has a look at how Levy gets ready for game day.

  • According to Dave Birkett, Corey Hilliard isn't going to need surgery to repair his foot injury after all.

  • Calvin Johnson has been selected as the Lions' recipient of the 2014 Ed Block Courage Award.

  • New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan had some high praise for Ndamukong Suh on Wednesday:
  • The Lions really, really need LaAdrian Waddle to return soon.
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  • Teddy Bridgewater is set to be the Minnesota Vikings' starting quarterback for the rest of the season.