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Rumors: Tahir Whitehead drawing interest from Philadelphia Eagles

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The Lions free agent linebacker could be leaving Detroit for greener pastures.

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The Detroit Lions haven't expressed any public interest in re-signing linebacker Tahir Whitehead, who will become an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday. Despite the Lions having a need at linebacker and Whitehead playing admirably in 2015, it appears Detroit is content with letting him go.

Enter: the Philadelphia Eagles.


Whitehead would be a very good fit in Philadelphia. The Eagles are reportedly trading away linebacker Kiko Alonso just one year after trading for him. Whitehead could immediately replace him. Whitehead also has several ties to the area: he went to college at Temple, less than 10 miles away from Lincoln Financial Field. He could also reunite with former Lions head coach Jim Schwartz, who is now the defensive coordinator for the Eagles.

Wherever Whitehead lands, he appears to be enjoying the offseason ride:


To keep up with this and more rumors of the 2016 NFL free agency period, be sure to check our free agent rumor tracker regularly.