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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 cut PK Nedney, C Heitmann

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
The 49ers have released PK Joe Nedney and C Eric Heitmann.

Niners place WR Crabtree on PUP list

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 11:35 p.m. ET
The 49ers have placed WR Michel Crabtree on the Physically Unable to Perform list due to a nagging foot injury.

Niners sign former Eagles PK Akers

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 8:53 p.m. ET
The 49ers have signed PK David Akers, who previously spent all but one game of his 13-year career in Philadelphia with the Eagles.

49ers to let go of CB Clements

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
The 49ers may cut CB Nate Clements to clear cap space and to go after Nnamdi Asomugha, but it is not certain.

49ers agree to re-sign DE McDonald

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 7 p.m. ET
The 49ers agreed to re-sign DE Ray McDonald to a five-year deal. Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee first reported the move.

49ers sign all 10 draft picks

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 11:01 a.m. ET
The 49ers signed all 10 of their draft picks before camp began, including first-round OLB Aldon Smith.

49ers re-sign QB Smith to one-year deal

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 8:11 p.m. ET
The 49ers and QB Alex Smith agreed on a one-year deal Tuesday, reportedly worth $5 million.

Not every team faces the same lockout challenges

Posted July 25, 2011 @ 9:31 a.m. ET
Based on a vote of the PFW staff, here are three teams that we believe will be most and least affected by the NFL lockout.

Former 49ers C Blue dies at age 65

Posted July 20, 2011 @ 10:16 a.m. ET
Forrest Blue, who helped the 49ers win three division titles in the early 1970's, passed away over the weekend at age 65.

GM Baalke says 49ers will focus on keeping own free agents

Posted July 15, 2011 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
49ers general manager Trent Baalke would like to keep the majority of his team's pending free agents, according to Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News.

49ers' new offense bodes well for Davis

Posted July 12, 2011 @ 10:15 a.m. ET
Even though his receiving opportunities might be reduced, Vernon Davis figures to be one of the league's most explosive tight ends in what is expected to be a very TE-friendly 49ers offense.  

Report: 49ers C Heitmann could miss 2011 season

Posted June 29, 2011 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
49ers C Eric Heitmann is expected to miss the entire 2011 season after undergoing neck surgery, CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reported.

NFC West best bets to break through in 2011

Posted June 24, 2011 @ 9:09 a.m. ET
PFW identifies four players from the NFC West who are ready for coming-out parties in 2011 (clockwise from left) — Dan Williams, Bradley Fletcher, Russell Okung and Anthony Davis.  

NFC West's top 40 players

Posted June 23, 2011 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Doing his best Casey Kasem imitation, PFW executive editor Dan Arkush takes a stab at identifying the NFC West's top 40 players, regardless of position.

Niners' Crabtree continues beating to own drum

Posted June 10, 2011 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
While there does not appear to be anything close to an outright rift between Alex Smith and Michael Crabtree in Niners Nation, the potential for mixed messages continues.

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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