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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

Niners' rookies mostly behind the scenes

Posted Sept. 15, 2012 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
If you’re expecting the Niners’ 2012 rookie crop to deliver the same kind of impact their group delivered last season, you could be waiting a long time.

49ers declare war on NFC

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 10:30 a.m. ET
Tom Danyluk says the 49ers showed whose boss in the NFC, punching out a Green Bay team that’s out of balance.

Key matchup: Niners interior offensive line vs. Lions DTs

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 5:22 p.m. ET
Tuesday's “Key Matchup” focuses on the Niners' interior O-line vs. the Lions DTs in this Sunday’s game in San Francisco.

Power Rankings: Patriots slide into PFW's top spot

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
The Patriots, 49ers move on up, while the Giants plummet in PFW's latest edition of Power Rankings.

NFC West Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush offers his weekly team-by-team take on the state of the NFC West.

49ers hang on to earn win over Packers

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 8:37 p.m. ET
San Francisco's defense smothered Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense for most of the game in a 30-22 Week One win.

Key matchup: Niners RBs vs. Packers run defense

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
In today’s “Key Matchup,” PFW’s Dan Arkush focuses on the Niners RBs vs. the Packers’ run defense in this Sunday’s game in Green Bay.

49ers expected to sign OLB Haggans

Posted Sept. 02, 2012 @ 2:59 p.m. ET
According to The Sacramento Bee, the 49ers are expected to sign veteran OLB Clark Haggans on Sunday.

Classic collision course: 49ers vs. Packers

Posted Sept. 01, 2012 @ 11:22 a.m. ET
Dan Arkush breaks down the Packers-49ers Week One blockbuster as the league’s best offense takes on the league’s best "D."

QB Josh Johnson among those cut by 49ers

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 11:04 p.m. ET
The reuniting of Jim Harbaugh and QB Josh Johnson didn't last long in San Francisco.

ILB duo provides rare value for 49ers 'D'

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
There's more than meets the eye behind the double-barrel success of 49ers star ILBs Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman.

Eagles sign DT Cohen, cut LB Simmons

Posted Aug. 30, 2012 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
The Eagles signed DT Landon Cohen on Thursday and cut LB Monte Simmons.

Westbrook retires as an Eagle

Posted Aug. 29, 2012 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
Two-time Pro Bowl RB Brian Westbrook announced his retirement on Wednesday with the Eagles.

49ers reduce roster to 75

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 4:57 p.m. ET
The 49ers waived 12 players and placed RB Jewel Hampton and LB Darius Fleming on injury lists on Monday.

Catchy NFC West position battles

Posted Aug. 25, 2012 @ 10 a.m. ET
There are other position battles going on in the NFC West besides the QB challenges in Seattle and Arizona — most notably at wide receiver.

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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