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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

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The First Fifteen: Week 12

Posted Nov. 22, 2011 @ 1:21 p.m. ET
Previewing the three terrific Turkey Day games; the crucial Giants-Saints Monday-nighter; Matt Leinart's first start for the Texans; and much more.

Monday practice report for Thanksgiving Day games

Posted Nov. 22, 2011 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
Here is the Monday practice report for the three Thanksgiving Day games. showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

49ers move closer to clinching with win over Cards

Posted Nov. 20, 2011 @ 7:38 p.m. ET
Alex Smith threw for 267 yards and two touchdowns, and the 49ers forced five turnovers to blow past the Cardinals 23-7 on a soggy Sunday at Candlestick Park.

Rookie FB Miller has been a revelation for Niners

Posted Nov. 18, 2011 @ 2:30 a.m. ET
When it comes to feel-good stories in the NFL this season, few can compare to Niners seventh-round rookie FB Bruce Miller.

49ers hang on, top Giants 27-20

Posted Nov. 13, 2011 @ 7:51 p.m. ET
49ers DE Justin Smith batted down Eli Manning's pass in the waning seconds of the New York quarterback's comeback try, stopping the Giants for a 27-20 victory Sunday in a matchup of NFC division leaders.

PFW's midseason team reports

Posted Nov. 09, 2011 @ 2:46 p.m. ET
An undefeated defending champion, precocious rookie players and coaches, a record number of big comeback wins and the 49ers, Lions and Bills in the playoff hunt mark a surprising first half.

The First Fifteen: Week 10

Posted Nov. 08, 2011 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
We take an early look at a huge AFC North tussle, another big one in the NFC South and all the rest of the best action in Week 10.

Week 10 power rankings

Posted Nov. 08, 2011 @ 2:21 a.m. ET
Is there anyone on the planet who predicted at the start of the season that the 49ers would be No. 2 in our power rankings at any time this season?

Niners legit Super Bowl contenders

Posted Nov. 07, 2011 @ 10 p.m. ET
Stocked with homegrown talent, the surprising 49ers may be headed for an NFC title-game showdown with the Packers, writes Hub Arkush.

Six in a row for Gore, 49ers

Posted Nov. 06, 2011 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
RB Frank Gore had 107 yards on 19 carries for his fifth straight 100-yard game, helping the 49ers to a 19-11 win over the Redskins, their sixth consecutive victory.

York deserves major credit for Niners' success

Posted Nov. 04, 2011 @ 4:22 a.m. ET
Daily team observers of the Niners believe team president Jed York deserves more credit than he has received for the Niners' tremendous turnaround so far this season.  

Maybe offseason wasn't such a big loss

Posted Oct. 31, 2011 @ 10:37 p.m. ET
Despite concerns that the abbreviated offseason would hurt rookie coaches, Jim Harbaugh and company haven't missed a beat, writes Hub Arkush.

Shorts and Shells: Week Eight

Posted Oct. 31, 2011 @ 4 a.m. ET
Even on bye, the Packers are the envy of teams at the other end of the standings, who are eyeing Pack staffers like Reggie McKenzie. Also, Bill Belichick's questionable coaching move, and more from Week Eight.

Gore, 49ers too much for Browns

Posted Oct. 30, 2011 @ 7:35 p.m. ET
Frank Gore ran for both 125-plus yards and a touchdown in a fourth straight game as the 49ers beat the Browns 20-10.

49ers WR Crabtree dazzles as blocker

Posted Oct. 29, 2011 @ 9:17 p.m. ET
On a team of excellent blockers, WR Michael Crabtree is the 49ers' best, says one team observer in this week's NFC Whispers.

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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