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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

Kaepernick named 49ers No. 2 QB

Posted Aug. 23, 2012 @ 4:29 p.m. ET
49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters Thursday that second-year QB Colin Kaepernick will be the team’s No. 2 signalcaller.

49ers RB Jacobs suffers potentially serious knee injury

Posted Aug. 18, 2012 @ 9:08 p.m. ET
Niners free-agent addition Brandon Jacobs was carried off the field with what looked like a serious knee injury in the preseason game against Houston.

Report: 49ers WR Jenkins destined for inactive list

Posted Aug. 18, 2012 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
A Bay Area report is speculating that Niners first-round WR A.J. Jenkins is almost certain to be inactive for most games this coming season.

49ers DT Justin Smith looking as nasty as ever

Posted Aug. 16, 2012 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
That 49ers DT Justin Smith has been looking typically tenacious in training camp is scary news for the O-linemen forced to face him in 2012.

Kaepernick leading competition for backup QB spot

Posted Aug. 14, 2012 @ 8:57 p.m. ET
Colin Kaepernick has grabbed a clear lead in the three-way competition to be the 49ers' No. 2 quarterback behind starter Alex Smith.

49ers' Harbaugh expects Smith to be ready for opener

Posted Aug. 13, 2012 @ 2:32 p.m. ET
OLB Aldon Smith left the 49ers' preseason opener on Friday with a right hip bruise, but is expected to recover in time for the regular season.

Brooks looking like a beast for 49ers

Posted Aug. 10, 2012 @ 11:10 a.m. ET
After signing a new six-year, $44.5 million deal this offseason, we hear LOLB Ahmad Brooks is about to prove himself extremely worthy of his substantial payhike.

49ers CB Nelms has his Olympic moment

Posted Aug. 08, 2012 @ 9:58 p.m. ET
49ers CB Cory Nelms ran off the field in the middle of practice Wednesday to watch girlfriend T'erea Brown in the 400-meter hurdles finals from London.

Old-school fantasy commitment to 49ers' Moss could pay off

Posted Aug. 02, 2012 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
With every passing day, 49ers newcomer Randy Moss is showing signs of becoming an old-school class act in fantasy circles.

Reports: Seahawks add WR Edwards

Posted July 31, 2012 @ 11:36 a.m. ET
The Seahawks will sign veteran WR Braylon Edwards on Tuesday. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, it’s a one-year deal.

49ers add veteran OG Davis

Posted July 26, 2012 @ 2:46 p.m. ET
The 49ers signed veteran OG Leonard Davis to a one-year deal, the team announced Thursday.

49ers S Goldson signs franchise tender

Posted July 26, 2012 @ 1:02 p.m. ET
49ers S Dashon Goldson signed his one-year franchise tender, the team announced Thursday.

49ers add CB McBath

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 1:28 p.m. ET
The 49ers signed CB Darcel McBath to a one-year deal, the team announced Monday.

NFC West training-camp reports

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly previews what to expect from the Cardinals, Rams, 49ers and Seahawks in training camp.

Tough reads on these five fantasy players

Posted July 20, 2012 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
Here are five fantasy players whose value entering the 2012 season can be very tough to figure out.

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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