Lions move Tahir Whitehead to middle linebacker, replacing injured Tulloch

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The Lions will move outside linebacker Tahir Whitehead to the middle linebacker position to replace injured Stephen Tulloch. 

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Tulloch tore his ACL in Sunday's game against the Packers while celebrating a sack. 

Whitehead is listed as the starting middle linebacker on Detroit's depth chart, with veteran Ashlee Palmer sliding into the spot vacated by Whitehead on the outside. 

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Whitehead entered training camp as Tulloch's backup on the inside, but he performed well enough to earn a starting role on the outside. 

The Lions face the Jets on Sunday at the Meadowlands.

- Dan Gartland