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Donte Whitner

Donte Whitner - #31 - S

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 10"/ 208 lbs.
Birthday 07/24/1985
Birthplace Cleveland, OH
College Ohio State
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 1st round, 8th pick by Bills

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
82 2 1

49ers acquire WR Boldin from Ravens

Posted March 11, 2013 @ 5:57 p.m. ET
The 49ers acquired veteran WR Anquan Boldin from the Super Bowl champion Ravens in exchange for a 2013 sixth-round pick, the Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson first reported on Monday.

San Francisco 49ers: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 9:35 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the San Francisco 49ers, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

49ers release PK Akers

Posted March 06, 2013 @ 6:11 p.m. ET
The 49ers released PK David Akers, the team announced Wednesday.

Three takeaways from Smith deal

Posted Feb. 28, 2013 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
Instead of declaring a winner in a trade that won't become official for two weeks, Arthur Arkush offers three takeaways from San Fran sending Alex Smith to K.C.

Report: 49ers trade QB Alex Smith to Chiefs

Posted Feb. 27, 2013 @ 12:15 p.m. ET
The 49ers have agreed to trade QB Alex Smith to the Chiefs, Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer first reported. The deal is not official until March 12.

Reid: Chiefs open to trading top pick

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said the possibility exists that the team could trade its top overall draft pick.

Eagles hire Gamble as VP of player personnel

Posted Feb. 13, 2013 @ 2:16 p.m. ET
The Eagles hired Tom Gamble as the team’s vice president of player personnel. Gamble spent the past two seasons as the 49ers' director of player personnel.

Crash killed Delanie Walker's aunt, uncle

Posted Feb. 06, 2013 @ 7:56 p.m. ET
A fiery crash hours after the Super Bowl killed relatives of 49ers TE Delanie Walker, Louisiana State Police said Wednesday.

Super Bowl XLVII heroes and goats

Posted Feb. 04, 2013 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
There were the standard allotment of heroes and goats from the Super Bowl week, and we break them all down.

Ravens hold off 49ers to win Super Bowl XLVII

Posted Feb. 03, 2013 @ 10:53 p.m. ET
Jacoby Jones returned a kickoff 108 yards for a touchdown and the Ravens beat the 49ers 34-31 to win Super Bowl XLVII.

49ers' Saturday pool report

Posted Feb. 02, 2013 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
The 49ers held a pre-Super Bowl walkthrough at Superdome Saturday afternoon, followed by a period where family were invited down to the field.

Ravens OLT McKinnie and OLG Osemele vs. 49ers' Smiths

Posted Feb. 02, 2013 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
On the left side of the Baltimore front wall, OLT Bryant McKinnie and OLG Kelechi Osemele draw the assignment of the Niners’ sensational Smith tandem.

Bold acts: Decision to fire Cameron most impactful

Posted Feb. 02, 2013 @ 12:45 p.m. ET
John Harbaugh's decision to fire Cam Cameron was more impactful than the 49ers' bold move to stick with QB Colin Kaepernick, writes Hub Arkush.

Williams, Wilhoite make tiny Washburn proud

Posted Feb. 01, 2013 @ 7:02 p.m. ET
Ravens CB Cary Williams and 49ers special-teams ace Michael Wilhoite, teammates at Division-II Washburn, face off in Super Bowl XLVII.

Friday injury report for Super Bowl XLVII

Posted Feb. 01, 2013 @ 6:42 p.m. ET
Here is a look at the injury designations for the 49ers' and Ravens' players heading into Super Bowl XLVII.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Jan. 15, 2012
The helmet-to-helmet hit by Whitner that sent Saints running back Pierre Thomas to the locker room early in Saturday's NFC playoff game was legal.||||||| Whitner was not penalized because the tackle was not against a defenseless player. Helmet-to-helmet hits are outlawed against eight categories considered defenseless players, and a runner is not one of those categories.
Posted Sept. 29, 2011
Whitney is questionable for Sunday against the Eagles with a hip injury.||||||| Whitner had 11 tackles in three starts.
Posted March 01, 2011
The Buffalo Bills have tendered a contract to Whitner.||||||| Whitner completed a five-year contract last season, and questioned whether he'd return to Buffalo after negotiations broke down in December.
Posted Dec. 16, 2010
Whitner is unhappy with the Buffalo Bills' latest offer in contract talks, and says there's a distinct possibility he'll become a free agent. Talks first opened last month. Whitner's status as a free agent will depend on the NFL negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement.||||||| Referring to himself as surprised and hurt, Whitner says he and the Bills are far apart after the two sides held talks this week. He didn't sound optimistic a deal can be reached, while noting the Bills are scheduled to contact his agent on Thursday. He's in the final year of a five-year contract, and has been a starter since the Bills selected him out of Ohio State with the eighth overall pick in 2006.
Posted Sept. 23, 2010
Having opened the season with two dreadful losses, Whitner is tired of his team being a punchline.||||||| Of course, Whitner adds, the only way to make the laughter stop is for the Bills to start winning. That stinging feeling - as much as a 13-game losing streak against New England - is enough to motivate Whitner as Buffalo prepares to travel to face the Patriots on Sunday.

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