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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

49ers 2011 preview

Posted Sept. 05, 2011 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
Niners fans are hoping that new head coach Jim Harbaugh will bring the success to the Bay Area that former coach Mike Singletary was unable to achieve during his brief tenure.

49ers thin at QB after cuts

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 8:42 p.m. ET
The 49ers announced their cuts on Saturday, with the most noteworthy player let go being No. 3 QB Josh McCown. 

Dixon scores twice in 49ers' win over Chargers

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 1:32 a.m. ET
Anthony Dixon capped San Francisco's first two drives with 1-yard touchdown runs and the 49ers beat the San Diego Chargers 20-17 Thursday night.

Report: Gore agrees to three-year extension

Posted Aug. 30, 2011 @ 8:18 p.m. ET
RB Frank Gore agreed to a three-year extension with the 49ers on Tuesday, Pro Football Talk first reported.

49ers activate WR Crabtree from PUP list

Posted Aug. 30, 2011 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
The 49ers activated WR Michael Crabtree from the physically-unable-to-perform list, the team announced Tuesday afternoon.

Schaub recovers from interception to lead Texans

Posted Aug. 27, 2011 @ 11:40 p.m. ET
Matt Schaub recovered after an early interception, leading the Texans on scoring drives in each of their next three series in a 30-7 exhibition rout of the rebuilding 49ers on Saturday night.

Bengals acquire Mays from 49ers

Posted Aug. 23, 2011 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
The Bengals have acquired S Taylor Mays from the 49ers in exchange for an undisclosed draft choice.

Report: 49ers-Raiders preseason game to be stopped

Posted Aug. 22, 2011 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
Following a violent incident last Saturday outside Candlestick Park, the 49ers and Raiders will stop playing their annual preseason game.

Two men shot after Raiders-49ers game

Posted Aug. 21, 2011 @ 2:02 a.m. ET
Two men were shot in the parking lot of Candlestick Park after the Raiders-49ers game Saturday night, according to San Francisco police.

Smith, 49ers show mixed results in win over Raiders

Posted Aug. 20, 2011 @ 11:07 p.m. ET
Alex Smith threw for 126 yards and an interception in Jim Harbaugh's home debut, a 17-3 preseason victory by San Francisco over cross-bay rival Oakland.

49ers add QB depth, sign McCown

Posted Aug. 17, 2011 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
The 49ers are no longer in the market for a third-string quarterback after reaching an agreement on Wednesday with QB Josh McCown.

NFC West training-camp reports

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 9:25 p.m. ET
Can veteran Alex Smith hold off rookie Colin Kaepernick in the battle for the Niners' starting QB job? That's one of the juicy story lines in the NFC West as PFW looks at all four teams.

Report: Culpepper close to signing with 49ers

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 7:50 p.m. ET
Former Vikings and Lions QB Daunte Culpepper worked out with the 49ers on Monday, and he's likely to join the team, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area reported.

Strong defense catalyst for Saints' rout

Posted Aug. 12, 2011 @ 11:47 p.m. ET
New Orleans recorded six sacks and RB Mark Ingram rushed for a 14-yard TD as the Saints defeated the visiting 49ers 24-3 on Friday.

Goldson good bet to remain 49ers' FS starter

Posted Aug. 11, 2011 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
Our 49ers sources put the odds that Dashon Goldson will retain the starting role at free safety after signing a new one-year contract at "about 70 percent."

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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