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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

49ers SS Mays regresses in rookie year

Posted Jan. 16, 2011 @ 3:06 a.m. ET
Rookie SS Taylor Mays was one of the bigger disappointments among a team full of underachievers, according to NFC West Whispers.

Report: 49ers hire Fangio to run 'D'

Posted Jan. 14, 2011 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
The 49ers have hired Vic Fangio as their defensive coordinator, according to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.

49ers hire former Stanford coach Roman as offensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 14, 2011 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
It turns out 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh isn't the only Stanford coach leaving for San Francisco.

Baalke's ultimate authority for 49ers not a smokescreen

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 9:08 p.m. ET
Despite the many skeptics in the local media who still think new 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh will have the final say on the 53-man roster even though both Harbaugh and GM Trent Baalke indicated otherwise, we hear both owner ...

Cardinals interview Manusky for DC job

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
49ers defensive coordinator Greg Manusky is interviewing for the Cardinals' vacant defensive coordinator position.

Niners not fooling around

Posted Jan. 10, 2011 @ 1:47 a.m. ET
Observers around the league have applauded the promptness that Niners president/CEO Jed York and GM Trent Baalke displayed in hiring local product Jim Harbaugh to be the team's head coach. The consensus among league insiders is that their ...

Harbaugh, Baalke shine in 49ers spotlight

Posted Jan. 07, 2011 @ 8:17 p.m. ET
New 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh’s introductory press conference late Friday afternoon was far from a one-man show, with new GM Trent Baalke sharing the spotlight and setting a strong, self-confident tone.

Harbaugh, 49ers agree to deal

Posted Jan. 07, 2011 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
Jim Harbaugh has agreed to leave Stanford and become the next head coach of the 49ers, according to ESPN.

Dolphins contingent reportedly meets with Harbaugh

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 10:51 a.m. ET
A contingent from the Miami Dolphins reportedly flew to the Bay Area on Wednesday evening to meet with Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh, just hours after he had conducted a lengthy interview with the 49ers.

49ers not sure what they've got in Crabtree

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 10:23 a.m. ET
With his first full season now in the books, we hear the verdict remains very much out on 49ers 2009 first-round draft pick Michael Crabtree.

Report: 49ers to meet with Harbaugh on Wednesday

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 2:42 p.m. ET
The 49ers are expected to meet with Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh on Wednesday at an undisclosed location away from the team's facility, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen.

49ers top Cards with big offensive show

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 8:20 p.m. ET
Alex Smith threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Vernon Davis in what likely was the quarterback's final game with the 49ers, and San Francisco beat Arizona 38-7 on Sunday in a matchup for last place in the awful NFC ...

Reports: Softli interviewed for 49ers' GM job

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 5:54 p.m. ET
The 49ers interviewed Tony Softli on Tuesday for the team's general manager position, according to multiple reports.

Tomsula introduced as 49ers head coach

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
Jim Tomsula has been introduced as the 49ers' interim coach for the final week of the season, replacing Mike Singletary, who was fired last evening.

Singletary's firing sign of 49ers' instability

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 3:06 a.m. ET
Nolan Nawrocki says that stability has been a consistent theme of every successful NFL operation, and the 49ers' firing of Mike Singletary proved once again how much the San Francisco franchise lacks that quality.

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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