The Eagles previously came up as a speculative option for the Whitehead.
Whitehead, 25, is a former fifth-round pick of the Lions back in 2012. He has played out his rookie contract and is now in line for a sizable raise on the market in the coming days.
In 2015, Whitehead appeared in all 16 games for the Lions and recorded 51 tackles, two sacks, an interception, a fumble recovery and six pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 14 linebacker out of 97 qualifying players.
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