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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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Singletary fired as 49ers' head coach

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 11:17 p.m. ET
The 49ers fired head coach Mike Singletary late Sunday evening.

York: 49ers will hire GM

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
Following the 49ers' 25-17 loss to the Rams that eliminated them from playoff contention, owner Jed York said the team will look to hire a general manager.

Rams eliminate 49ers from playoff contention

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
Sam Bradford set an NFL record for completions in a rookie season and his first touchdown pass in four games gave the Rams breathing room in a 25-17 victory over the 49ers on Sunday.

49ers pick Troy Smith to start vs. Rams

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
The 49ers are in must-win mode with two weeks to play and the team has announced Troy Smith will be their starting quarterback for at least the first of those games, this coming Sunday against the Rams.

Disappointing pass rush a major problem for 49ers

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 3:07 p.m. ET
The 49ers' defensive backs have received well-deserved heat this season, but daily observers believe the team's disappointing pass rush has been as much, if not more, responsible for the secondary's shortcomings.

49ers going back to QB Troy Smith

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
The 49ers' flip-flopping with their starting quarterbacks continues this week as they have decided to go back to Troy Smith.

Singletary deciding which Smith to start

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 3:26 p.m. ET
49ers head coach Mike Singletary won't say which Smith will start at quarterback for Sunday's game against the Rams.

Colts' playoff streak in prestigious company

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 11:19 a.m. ET
With the Colts having made the playoffs eight straight seasons, NFList examines the longest such playoff streaks, including one by Dallas under Tom Landry.

Cardinals, 49ers eyeing QBs of the future

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 1:30 a.m. ET
In light of both teams' struggles this season, we hear Arizona and San Francisco are likely to be in the market for a starting quarterback this offseason, someone like Stanford's Andrew Luck, according to NFC West Whispers.

49ers place Nedney, LaBoy on I.R.

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 7:40 p.m. ET
The 49ers placed LB Travis LaBoy and PK Joe Nedney on injured reserve Saturday.

Players' inability to maintain success a problem for Niners

Posted Dec. 17, 2010 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
Shaking their heads after the Niners' latest disappointing loss in San Diego, sources on the scene believe perhaps the most disturbing aspect of this year's team is the full-scale lack of progress that has been shown by a host ...

Jackson catches three TDs to lead Bolts

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 11:50 p.m. ET
Vincent Jackson had a career-high three touchdown catches as the San Diego Chargers beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-7 on Thursday night to stay alive in the AFC West race.

Chargers avoid Thursday-night blackout

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 9:09 p.m. ET
The Chargers sold enough tickets to avoid a blackout for their Thursday-night game against the 49ers.

Smith returns to lead 49ers past 'Hawks

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 7:46 p.m. ET
Alex Smith threw for 255 yards and three touchdowns in a triumphant return to the starting lineup following a five-game absence, and the 49ers improved their once-slim playoff hopes with a 40-21 victory over the NFC West rival Seattle Seahawks ...

Singletary trying to rein in his emotions

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 12:32 a.m. ET
Known for his outbursts on the sideline and in the locker room, 49ers head coach has been trying to keep a calmer demeanor lately, according to NFC West Whispers.

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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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