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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

Super Bowl matchup: 49ers TE Davis vs. Ravens back seven

Posted Jan. 30, 2013 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
49ers TE Vernon Davis has flickered between hot and cold, but he'll be a tough matchup for the Ravens.

Birk, Moss face off after winding careers

Posted Jan. 29, 2013 @ 6:15 p.m. ET
Randy Moss and Matt Birk have taken fascinating paths from Vikings teammates to Super Bowl foes, 15 years in the making.

Dixon's 'Kaepernicking' routine helping Ravens

Posted Jan. 29, 2013 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
Ravens QB Dennis Dixon, who ran a read-option offense at Oregon, is playing the role of 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick this week in practice.

Ravens' Lewis denies use of PED

Posted Jan. 29, 2013 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
Ravens LB Ray Lewis has denied a report that he took performance-enhancing drugs to help his recovery from a triceps injury.

Super Bowl matchup: Ray Rice vs. 49ers ILBs

Posted Jan. 29, 2013 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
Ray Rice has been the forgotten man during the Ravens’ playoff run, but he has the skills to be a big factor in Super Bowl XLVII.

Jim Harbaugh will let son play football

Posted Jan. 28, 2013 @ 9:11 p.m. ET
In his second press conference of the week, a loose Jim Harbaugh joked about President Obama's worries about football and more.

More than usual suspects at Super Bowl

Posted Jan. 28, 2013 @ 8:55 p.m. ET
You've heard about Ray Lewis, the Harbaugh brothers and the interesting QB battle. Now check out some other fascinating Super Bowl story lines.

Super Bowl matchup: Colin Kaepernick vs. Ravens front seven

Posted Jan. 28, 2013 @ 1:40 p.m. ET
The Ravens have the tall task of slowing down 49ers dual-threat QB Colin Kaepernick in Super Bowl XLVII.

Super Bowl XLVII game preview

Posted Jan. 27, 2013 @ 11:46 a.m. ET
PFW breaks down what to watch and who has the edge in Super Bowl XLVII between the 49ers and Ravens.

Charges won't be filed against 49ers' Crabtree

Posted Jan. 25, 2013 @ 9:37 p.m. ET
San Francisco's district attorney won't file criminal charges against 49ers WR Michael Crabtree after reviewing evidence of an alleged sexual assault.

Harbaugh parents will stay neutral at Super Bowl

Posted Jan. 24, 2013 @ 6:13 p.m. ET
Jack and Jackie Harbaugh promise to remain neutral as the watch their two sons coach against each other with the Lombardi Trophy on the line.

Five keys to Super Bowl XLVII

Posted Jan. 22, 2013 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
We've identified five keys that are bound to influence to the outcome of Super Bowl XLVII.

Forty-seven reasons to watch Super Bowl XLVII

Posted Jan. 22, 2013 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
Favorite team not in the Super Bowl this season? You should still watch the game — and here are the reasons why. There are plenty.

Ravens, 49ers won by being who they are

Posted Jan. 21, 2013 @ 2:28 p.m. ET
Credit the 49ers and Ravens for playing the same kind of ball they have all along and riding it to road success.

49ers heading to Super Bowl after comeback win

Posted Jan. 20, 2013 @ 6:21 p.m. ET
The 49ers rebounded from a 17-0 deficit to beat the Falcons 28-24 Sunday, sending San Francisco to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1995.

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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