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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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82 2 1

Report: 49ers hold private workout for CB Peterson

Posted April 23, 2011 @ 5:23 p.m. ET
A FOXSports.com report Saturday said that the 49ers held a private workout for LSU CB Patrick Peterson, the top-ranked corner in the 2011 NFL draft.

Draft Dose: Who needs an outside linebacker?

Posted April 22, 2011 @ 12:52 p.m. ET
In the 30th installment of the Draft Dose series, PFW takes a look at 10 teams in need of an outside linebacker like Texas A&M's Von Miller.

Draft countdown: Pick No. 7

Posted April 21, 2011 @ 8:58 a.m. ET
PFW looks back at the last 10 players chosen with the seventh pick in the NFL draft, highlighted by the Vikings' selection of Adrian Peterson in 2007.

Baalke: 49ers would welcome Alex Smith back

Posted April 20, 2011 @ 9:45 p.m. ET
49ers GM Trent Baalke reaffirmed Wednesday that the team would like to bring free agent Alex Smith back to compete for the starting QB job in 2011.

49ers keeping the faith in OT Davis

Posted April 14, 2011 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
Despite a very rough rookie campaign, we hear the 49ers aren't ready to give up at all on promising 2010 first-round ORT Anthony Davis.

Report: 49ers have offer ready for Smith

Posted April 13, 2011 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
The 2005 No. 1 pick, QB Alex Smith, could get a chance to remain with the 49ers and battle for the starting quarterback spot.

49ers might draft QB high — but not with top pick

Posted March 30, 2011 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
While we hear the Niners are unlikely to use their first-round draft pick on a quarterback, it's quite possible they could look seriously at a signalcaller in either the second or third round.

Players working out despite lockout

Posted March 22, 2011 @ 10:37 a.m. ET
NFL players are locked out of their team facilities due to the ongoing labor negotiations, but that hasn't stopped some players from meeting up with teammates and getting work done.

Under siege under center

Posted March 22, 2011 @ 9:35 a.m. ET
Adding to the uncertainty due to the current lockout are the undeniably shaky QB situations facing one-third of the league's teams, including the 49ers and holdover starter Alex Smith.

NFC team needs

Posted March 21, 2011 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
The Vikings are looking for a successor to QB Brett Favre, as PFW identifies the top three draft needs of each NFC team.

Niners free agent Franklin willing to test market

Posted March 19, 2011 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
With the 49ers and NT Aubrayo Franklin apparently differing somewhat on the former franchise player's current worth, we hear it's likely Franklin will test the free-agent market.

New California stadiums unlikely due to budget issues

Posted March 08, 2011 @ 10:41 a.m. ET
The Chargers, Raiders and 49ers all received grim news on Monday, as their hopes of having state money go to new stadiums was dismissed by politicians.

49ers' mixed QB signals worth monitoring

Posted March 05, 2011 @ 11:48 a.m. ET
While there's no denying the strong relationship between 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh and GM Trent Baalke, their differing views on Alex Smith could become a problem.

Report: 49ers tender three

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
OLB Manny Lawson, SS Dashon Goldson and DE Ray McDonald were all sent tenders by the Niners, according to CSN Bay Area.

NFC West free-agent preview

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 1:47 p.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is likely to be delayed. Yet, PFW examines the free-agent picture for each club, with the NFC West featured today.

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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