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July 7, 2020 07:36 PM
Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Set to reprise starting role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead (hamstring) is expected to reprise his starting role as Tampa Bay's top free safety in 2020, Greg Auman of the Athletic reports.

Whitehead has managed impressive growth every season since joining the Buccaneers in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft, but he's also yet to suit up for a full 16-game slate. After missing one game due to a concussion in 2018 and two games in 2019 with a hamstring injury, the 23-year-old will look to maintain full health in 2020.

December 18, 2019 01:56 PM
Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Shifts to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Whitehead left this past Sunday's win over the Lions with a hamstring injury, and he'll be shut down for the last two weeks of the year. The second-year safety ends the season with 69 tackles (50 solo), nine pass breakups and an interception. Andrew Adams figures to start in Whitehead's stead, and Darian Stewart should benefit from his absence as well.

December 15, 2019 11:28 PM
Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Done for day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead won't return to Sunday's game against the Lions after sustaining a hamstring injury, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Whitehead led the team with nine tackles during Week 14's win over the Colts, and he registered a tackle for loss before exiting this game. Andrew Adams is expected to fill Whitehead's role for the rest of the game. Whitehead will aim to shake off the injury by Saturday's game against the Texans.

December 11, 2019 12:56 PM
Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Team-high tackle tally in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead logged nine tackles (six solo), including one for loss, in the Buccaneers' 38-35 win over the Colts on Sunday.

Whitehead enjoyed a prolific tackling day in the wild win while playing 63 defensive snaps overall. The second-year safety's tackle total was both a season- and team-high figure, and it marked his seventh game with at least six stops. Whitehead is now eight tackles away from tying his 2018 rookie-season total of 76, putting him firmly in the IDP conversation despite an overall lack of impact plays (one interception, no sacks and no fumbles forced or recovered).

November 26, 2019 08:08 PM
Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Keeps racking up tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead logged six tackles (two solo), including a half-sack, in the Buccaneers' 35-22 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

The second-year safety turned in his third six-tackle effort over the last four games, and he's now met or exceeded that threshold in six contests overall. Whitehead is averaging just under five stops per game from his safety spot, and although he's only corralled one interception, he's defended eight passes overall.

November 16, 2019 12:40 AM
Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Active in Week 10 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead recorded six tackles (four solo), including one for loss, in the Buccaneers' 30-27 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.

Whitehead now has back-to-back six-tackle tallies, his most productive two-game stretch since Weeks 1 and 2. The second-year safety is on pace to surpass his rookie-season tally of 76 stops, and he's also cut down the completion percentage he's surrendered in primary coverage, whittling last season's 60.6 percent figure to 55.9 percent. However, Whitehead is also allowing 8.5 yards per attempt through nine 2019 contests, compared to a more palatable 7.3 figure a year ago.

November 5, 2019 09:24 PM
Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Solid tackle tally in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead recorded seven tackles (all solo), including one for loss, and also defended a pass in the Buccaneers' 40-34 overtime loss to the Seahawks.

Whitehead finished third on the team in tackles behind linebackers Devin White and Lavonte David, as he had a busy afternoon with Russell Wilson putting up 43 pass attempts. However, Wilson also accumulated 378 passing yards in the contest, so the entire secondary, which lost Carlton Davis to a hip injury in pregame warmups, struggled throughout the afternoon. Whitehead's tackle production has been tough to trust from game to game, as he tied a season high with eight three games ago but then slumped to a total of six over the subsequent pair of contests before Sunday's strong output.

October 24, 2019 05:56 PM
Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Not on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead (arm) was absent from Wednesday's injury report.

Whitehead appears to have returned to full health during Tampa Bay's bye. Barring any setbacks, the second-year pro is on track to draw his usual start in the Buccaneers' secondary Week 8.

October 13, 2019 12:52 PM
Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Unlikely to return Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead suffered an undisclosed injury Sunday and is unlikely to return to the game, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Whitehead's injury came late in Sunday's game against Carolina. It appeared the injury was to his arm but the team has yet to confirm any specifics. Expect more information on his status as it becomes available.

October 9, 2019 12:12 PM
Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Racks up tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead totaled seven tackles (six solo) and two defensed passes in the Buccaneers' 31-24 loss to the Saints on Sunday.

Whitehead checked in second only to Kevin Minter in tackles on the afternoon, but part of the reason for his production was the 26 completions the Buccaneers secondary allowed to Teddy Bridgewater. It was the second poor game for the back end of Tampa's defense overall, but Whitehead has at least offered fantasy managers some decent IDP value thus far with 26 tackles (20 solo), one interception and six defensed passes overall through five games.

October 1, 2019 11:20 AM
Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Helps Bucs beat Rams
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead recorded a pair of solo tackles and an interception in Sunday's 55-40 win over the host Rams.

The 22-year-old safety, on top of securing his first interception of 2019, recorded three pass deflections as part of Sunday's win. The high-scoring affair, resulting in more plays than usual from scrimmage, saw Whitehead on the field for 92 defensive plays (99 total). After the win over Los Angeles, Whitehead is up to 19 tackles, an interception, and four pass deflections.

September 14, 2019 04:08 PM
Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Another active night in Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead totaled six tackles (three solo) and one pass defensed in the Buccaneers' 20-14 win over the Panthers on Thursday.

Whitehead now has an impressive 14 stops over the first two games of the campaign, as he looks set to build on an impressive rookie season in 2018. One of Whitehead's three solo tackles Thursday was especially impressive, as he tripped up Cam Newton in the open field for no gain on a 4th-and-1 play at the Buccaneers' 47-yard line in the first quarter. Whitehead looks set to continue offering solid tackle production moving forward, although he's still in search of his first NFL interception through 17 career games.

September 9, 2019 12:28 PM
Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Paces team in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead compiled eight tackles (seven solo) in the Buccaneers' 31-17 loss to the 49ers on Sunday.

Whitehead's tackle total paced the Buccaneers for the afternoon, as the second-year safety picked up right where he left off last season despite Sunday serving as his first game in coordinator Todd Bowles' 3-4 scheme. Whitehead should remain active on the tackle front throughout the season as long he keeps a hold on the starting free safety job, which could come to pass even upon Justin Evans' (Achilles) return to action if the latter fills the strong safely role.

August 25, 2019 11:52 PM
Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Active in preseason win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead compiled four tackles (two solo) an interception and another pass defensed in the Buccaneers' 13-12 preseason win over the Browns on Friday.

Whitehead was a force in the first half against Baker Mayfield and the partial version of the Browns' first team offense that took the field, coming up with a couple of key pass breakups. The 2018 fourth-round pick has been solid all summer, although his production Friday was his best of the Buccaneers' three exhibitions. Whitehead is set to open the season as the starting free safety in new coordinator Todd Bowles' 3-4 defense.

December 24, 2018 02:36 PM
Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Continues racking up stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead tallied seven solo tackles, including one for loss, in the Buccaneers' 27-20 loss to the Cowboys on Sunday.

Whitehead co-led the Bucs in tackles on the afternoon, bouncing back after back-to-back three-tackle efforts in Weeks 14 and 15. The 2018 fourth-round pick has mostly been solid in his baptism by fire this season, with injuries to Chris Conte (knee) and Justin Evans (toe) affording him considerably more opportunity than was initially expected. He'll draw one more start at free safety in Week 17 against the Falcons to close out the campaign.

November 29, 2018 08:52 AM
Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Team-leading tackle haul
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead (concussion) compiled 10 tackles (all solo) and was credited with a pair of passes defensed in the Buccaneers' 27-3 win over the 49ers on Sunday.

The rookie led the Bucs in tackles during what was the team's best defensive performance of the season. Whitehead is undergoing an initiation by fire as the starting free safety in the wake of Chris Conte's season-ending knee injury, but he's battled through some rough patches to produce strong tackle numbers on many weeks. Factoring in his Week 12 production, the 21-year-old is now up to 53 total stops (43 solo) across nine games.

November 25, 2018 12:12 PM
Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Suiting up in Week 12
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead (concussion) is active for Sunday's Week 12 tilt against the 49ers, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

The rookie safety's availability is especially welcome on a day when Justin Evans (toe) will miss another game. Whitehead logged eight tackles for the second time in the last three games in Week 11 against the Giants and will have the advantage of facing a short-handed 49ers receiving corps that will be missing both Marquise Goodwin (personal) and Pierre Garcon (knee).

November 24, 2018 10:52 PM
Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Whitehead was able to fully participate in practice Thursday and Friday after being sidelined to begin the week. The rookie fourth round-pick remained in the concussion protocol as of Thursday, according to Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times, with no subsequent confirmation he's been cleared. If he's unable to gain clearance before kickoff, Andrew Adams would benefit from an increased defensive role.

November 23, 2018 11:48 AM
Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Still in concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead (concussion) remains in the concussion protocol Thursday, Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Whitehead was listed as a full participant in practice on Thursday's injury report according to Jenna Laine of, but he still hasn't officially cleared the league-mandated concussion protocol. The fourth-round rookie sustained a concussion during last Sunday's loss to the Giants, and his Week 12 status appears uncertain at best. If Whitehead were to remain sidelined for any amount of time, Andrew Adams would benefit from an uptick in defensive snaps.

November 21, 2018 08:56 PM
Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead: Dealing with concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice due to a concussion, Jenna Laine of reports.

Whitehead had eight tackles (seven solo) in last Sunday's game against the Giants, but apparently sustained a concussion as he missed 11 defensive snaps and didn't record a stat in the fourth quarter. The Buccaneers signed Josh Shaw on Tuesday to bolster their depth at safety, but it remains unclear if that's an indication of Whitehead's potential status for this weekend.

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