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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

Former 49ers DL Elam passes away at 60

Posted July 18, 2012 @ 6:34 p.m. ET
Former 49ers DL Cleveland Elam, a two-time Pro Bowler, passed away on July 12 at age 60, the club said Wednesday.

Deadline passes for signing franchised players to long-term deals

Posted July 16, 2012 @ 4:18 p.m. ET
Several players will have to play 2012 under the franchise tender after the deadline for signing long-term extensions passed.

49ers' Smith can't win 'em all ... over

Posted July 06, 2012 @ 11:09 a.m. ET
Alex Smith has had to check his ego a few times this offseason, and yet he could be what separates the 49ers from a Super Bowl or not.

Report: 49ers OLB Smith suffers minor injuries in stabbing

Posted June 30, 2012 @ 7:50 p.m. ET
49ers OLB Aldon Smith is recovering from reportedly being stabbed at a house party near San Jose, Calif. on Saturday morning.

County pulls $30 million in 49ers stadium funding

Posted June 24, 2012 @ 6:13 p.m. ET
A California county has surprised both the 49ers and city of Santa Clara leaders by pulling $30 million in tax funds from the new 49ers stadium.

Best NFL defense: Seahawks or 49ers?

Posted June 22, 2012 @ 12:43 p.m. ET
In the latest "In the Trenches" video series, Pro Football Weekly is searching for the best defense in the NFL.

49ers sign first-round WR Jenkins

Posted June 20, 2012 @ 5:42 p.m. ET
The 49ers signed first-round WR A.J. Jenkins, the team announced Wednesday, which rounds out their draft class.

49ers like what they've seen from CB Cox

Posted June 20, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
We hear the 49ers are pleasantly surprised with free-agent CB Perrish Cox, who has excelled at both nickel and corner.

49ers release LS Pontbriand

Posted June 15, 2012 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
The 49ers released veteran LS Ryan Pontbriand, the team announced on Friday.

Best NFL defense: 49ers or Eagles?

Posted June 15, 2012 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
In the latest "In the Trenches" video series, Pro Football Weekly is searching for the best defense in the NFL.

Moss showing off star power for Niners

Posted June 14, 2012 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
Sources on the Bay Area scene agree that Randy Moss couldn’t be making a better impression in the early stages of the Niners’ offseason.

Niners' defense sharpening focus, aiming high

Posted June 13, 2012 @ 9:03 p.m. ET
Could the 49ers' defense, one of the NFL's best a season ago, get even better?

Betting public buying into Niners

Posted June 04, 2012 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
The 49ers are getting bet more than any other club to win Super Bowl XLVII at one major Nevada sportsbook chain, writes Mike Wilkening. 

Harbaugh: 49ers didn't pursue Manning

Posted May 31, 2012 @ 1:41 a.m. ET
Jim Harbaugh says the 49ers, contrary to perception, never pursued Peyton Manning to become the 49ers’ quarterback in 2012.

NFC West players in the crosshairs

Posted May 24, 2012 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the players on each NFC West team who will be most heavily scrutinized, including Seahawks WR Sidney Rice.

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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