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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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49ers off to best start in nine years with 48-3 win

Posted Oct. 09, 2011 @ 7:17 p.m. ET
Alex Smith threw two of his three touchdown passes to Vernon Davis, Frank Gore ran for a score in his second straight 100-yard rushing game and the 49ers beat the Buccaneers 48-3.

So far, so good

Posted Oct. 06, 2011 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
49ers new head coach Jim Harbaugh has shown some flaws, but overall he has earned passing marks in the season's first month.

49ers place DL Tukuafu on I.R.

Posted Oct. 04, 2011 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
The 49ers placed DL Will Tukuafu on injured reserve and promoted rookie S Colin Jones from the practice squad, the team announced Tuesday.

The First Fifteen: Week Five

Posted Oct. 04, 2011 @ 1:42 p.m. ET
Here's an early look at the Week Five action, the first shortened (and the bye isn't coming at a great time for a few teams) week of the 2011 NFL season.

Now we know contenders, pretenders

Posted Oct. 03, 2011 @ 11:04 p.m. ET
Week Four confirmed much of what we had suspected, including that the Lions are for real and Calvin Johnson is the NFL's most dominant player.

Niners rally past Eagles

Posted Oct. 02, 2011 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
Frank Gore's 12-yard run capped a second-half comeback, lifting the 49ers past the Eagles 24-23 on Sunday.

The First Fifteen: Week Four

Posted Sept. 27, 2011 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
Time for Chris Johnson to step up, dissecting the 3-0 Lions, awaiting the fun that is Ravens-Jets and plenty of other tidbits to look for in Sunday's upcoming games.

Hunter's TD pushes 49ers past Bengals

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
Kendall Hunter ran 7 yards for the game's only touchdown with 3:59 to go Sunday, rallying the 49ers to a 13-8 victory in front of the Bengals' smallest crowd for a home opener in 30 years.

Playoff football a distant memory for these teams

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 3:16 a.m. ET
Teams with the longest current playoff droughts include the Bills, whose last postseason action, in the '99 season, was ended by the "Music City Miracle."

Edwards out following knee surgery

Posted Sept. 21, 2011 @ 5:17 p.m. ET
49ers WR Braylon Edwards is out for an unspecified time period following knee surgery, 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said Wednesday.

Romo plays through fractured rib, brings Cowboys back for OT win

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 7:55 p.m. ET
Tony Romo played through a fractured rib to rally the Cowboys back for a 27-24 overtime win over the 49ers.

Fresher Haralson off to fast start for Niners

Posted Sept. 17, 2011 @ 10:31 p.m. ET
With lots of help from Justin Smith and Ray McDonald, his good friends on the Niners' defensive line, OLB Parys Haralson is off to a great start this season.

Week One Players of the Week

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 6:30 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Aaron Rodgers, Brian Urlacher and Ted Ginn, Jr. as its Players of the Week.

Harbaugh wins 49ers debut

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 8:04 p.m. ET
Ted Ginn Jr. returned a kickoff and a punt for touchdowns in a minute's span, as the 49ers gave Jim Harbaugh a 33-17 victory over the Seahawks in his NFL debut.

NFL fines 49ers WR Edwards $50,000

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 8:26 p.m. ET
The NFL has fined 49ers WR Braylon Edwards $50,000 for his DWI charge from 2010, but he avoided a suspension.

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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