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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

NFC West spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush delivers his weekly team-by-team take on the state of the NFC West.

Luck grows up in emotional Colts win

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck and Reggie Wayne stand out in Indy, imagining Peyton in San Fran, Eli goes to the movies and lots more from Week Five.

49ers amass 621 yards in romp over Bills

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 8:01 p.m. ET
Alex Smith threw for a season-high 303 yards and three touchdowns and the 49ers amassed a franchise-record 621 yards in blowing by the Bills 45-3.

Book revisits pro football's greatest QB controversy

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 11:06 a.m. ET
A new book examines the 49ers' QB controversy that raged in the late 1980s featuring future Hall of Famers Joe Montana and Steve Young.

NFC West Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush offers his weekly team-by-team take on the state of the NFC West.

49ers cruise to 34-0 win over hapless Jets

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 5:48 p.m. ET
The 49ers used a solid running game, a smothering defense, a little bit of the wildcat-style offense and even blocked a punt in to a 34-0 victory over the Jets.

Is balance of power shifting on Niners' O-line?

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 10:39 p.m. ET
Don’t look now, but the right side of the Niners’ offensive line could be catching up to the more vaunted left side on the national attention meter.

Scout's Notebook: 49ers TE Delanie Walker

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
PFW personnel analyst breaks down 49ers TE Delanie Walker, who is set to become a free agent following the season.

Week Four handicapping column

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
PFW's Mike Wilkening believes Rex Ryan's underdog Jets can keep it close against the favored 49ers.

Key matchup: Niners QB Alex Smith vs. Jets secondary minus Darrelle Revis

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
PFW's Dan Arkush focuses on Niners QB Alex Smith vs. the Jets’ secondary minus Darrelle Revis in the Niners-Jets matchup this Sunday.

NFC West Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush offers his weekly team-by-team take on the state for the NFC West.

Ponder, Vikings hand 49ers first defeat

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Christian Ponder threw two touchdown passes to tight end Kyle Rudolph to help the Vikings hand the 49ers their first defeat, 24-13 on Sunday.

Power rankings: 49ers grind their way to the top

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 9:43 a.m. ET
The 49ers sit atop our rankings after two weeks, while the Saints reach unfamiliar depths.

NFC West spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush offers his weekly team-by-team take on the state of the NFC West.

Davis' two TDs help put Niners past Lions

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 1:06 a.m. ET
Vernon Davis caught touchdown passes of 21 and 23 yards from Alex Smith, and San Francisco beat the Lions 27-19.

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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