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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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Browns-49ers matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Oct. 28, 2011 @ 11:59 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-49ers game.

Browns-49ers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Oct. 28, 2011 @ 1:52 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-49ers game.

Browns-49ers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Oct. 27, 2011 @ 10:03 a.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-49ers game.

Browns-49ers matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Oct. 25, 2011 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-49ers game.

Harbaugh doing the impossible with Smith

Posted Oct. 18, 2011 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
Last Sunday they played Improbable Bowl I at Ford Field in Detroit, and nothing was more improbable than that Alex Smith was in it, writes columnist Ron Borges.

49ers proceed into bye week with emotional coach

Posted Oct. 17, 2011 @ 6:21 p.m. ET
49ers players love the fiery demeanor of their head coach, Jim Harbaugh, even if it led to an awkward moment at the end of Sunday's game vs. the Lions.

Shorts and Shells: Week Six

Posted Oct. 17, 2011 @ 4:20 a.m. ET
In this week's edition, Jim Harbaugh and the Niners get physical; the Raiders and Cowboys make shaky calls; a marvelous streak remains intact; and plenty more.

49ers hand Lions first loss of the season

Posted Oct. 16, 2011 @ 5:02 p.m. ET
Alex Smith's fourth-down, 6-yard pass to Delanie Walker gave San Francisco the go-ahead touchdown with 1:51 left, lifting the 49ers to a 25-19 win over the previously unbeaten Lions.

49ers place WR Morgan on injured reserve, sign WR Swain

Posted Oct. 12, 2011 @ 3:04 p.m. ET
The 49ers have placed WR Josh Morgan on injured reserve and signed former Packers WR Brett Swain.

Peterson, Willis and Crosby named NFC Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 12, 2011 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, 49ers LB Patrick Willis and Packers PK Mason Crosby were named NFC Players of the Week for Week Five.

49ers add former Packers WR Swain

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 5:22 p.m. ET
The 49ers reportedly hosted several wide receivers on Tuesday and decided to sign former Packer Brett Swain, his agent announced on Twitter.

The First Fifteen: Week Six

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
Taking a look at some of the key Week Six matchups, including Eagles-Redskins, Patriots-Cowboys, Falcons-Panthers and, yes, Lions-49ers.

Week Six power rankings

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 2:38 a.m. ET
The 49ers have cracked the top 10 in our power rankings, an amazing turnaround from their miserable 6-10 season in 2010.

49ers WR Morgan hurt in final minutes of blowout

Posted Oct. 10, 2011 @ 10:32 a.m. ET
WR Josh Morgan, the 49ers leading receiver this season, will miss an extended period of time because of a fractured right ankle.

Shorts and Shells: Week Five

Posted Oct. 10, 2011 @ 3:42 a.m. ET
Taking stock of the Raiders' emotional victory; the Titans' strong chances despite their loss; the Broncos' impending QB choice; and other Week Five nuggets.

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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