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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

Report: Alex Smith will start for 49ers

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 9:37 p.m. ET
The 49ers will return to Alex Smith as their starting quarterback in Week 14 in his first start since Week Seven.

Niners’ split backfield loses luster

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 12:39 p.m. ET
As the lone replacement for the injured Frank Gore, Brian Westbrook would have had serious value. But as part of a tandem, he's suddenly not so appealing.

Green Bay passing game too much for 49ers

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
Greg Jennings caught six passes for 122 yards and a pair of touchdowns for the Packers (8-4), who picked up a critical victory as they make a push for the playoffs in the final month of the season.

Niners-Packers prediction

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 11:29 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush offers his prediction for the Week 13 Niners-Packers battle at Lambeau Field today.

49ers sign PK Reed

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
The 49ers have signed veteran PK Jeff Reed, and he will handle the placekicking Sunday at Green Bay, according to NFL Network.

Niners place Gore, Zeigler on I.R.

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 10:13 p.m. ET
The 49ers placed RB Frank Gore on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday with a fractured right hip, as well as making several other roster moves.

Cardinals' Anderson could have avoided meltdown

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
Cardinals QB Derek Anderson could have staved off criticism the night after his team's blowout loss by handling some post-game questioning a little better than he did.

Double whammy in desert for Niners, Cardinals

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 12:12 p.m. ET
There's no denying the ramifications resulting from the Niners' 27-6 lopsided Monday-night victory over the Cardinals, as San Francisco lost RB Frank Gore for the rest of the season with a fractured right hip and Cardinals QB Derek Anderson ...

Report: Gore out for the season

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 2:19 a.m. ET
The hip injury that 49ers RB Frank Gore suffered Monday night will sideline him for the rest of the season, NFL Network's Jason La Canfora is reporting. La Canfora attributes the information to "a source with knowledge of the ...

Westbrook gains 136 yards; 49ers roll 27-6

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 11:58 p.m. ET
Brian Westbrook rushed for 136 yards and a touchdown in place of the injured Frank Gore and the San Francisco 49ers sent punchless Arizona to its sixth straight loss, 27-6 Monday night in a shower of boos from the Cardinals ...

Low temps force roof to be closed for Cardinals-49ers

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
Due to unseasonably low temperatures and freeze warnings, the Cardinals announced that the roof at University of Phoenix Stadium will be closed for Monday night's game against the 49ers.

Injury report for 49ers-Cardinals MNF game

Posted Nov. 27, 2010 @ 7:55 p.m. ET
Here is the injury report for the Week 12 Monday-night game, San Francisco at Arizona, showing the status of each injured player.

It's not looking good at all for Singletary

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 9:40 a.m. ET
After the 49ers’ remarkably awful effort in their Week 11 shutout loss to the Buccaneers, it’s not looking good at all for head coach Mike Singletary, who went out of his way to take complete blame for the debacle ...

2011 NFC West free-agent preview

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 9:29 a.m. ET
After the season, the 49ers will have to decide who will be their quarterback of the future, as both Alex Smith and Troy Smith may become free agents. Here is our exclusive team-by-team list of NFC West players likely to ...

49ers take major step backward against Bucs

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 6:12 p.m. ET
So much for the Niners inching their way back into the playoff hunt. After their latest disappointing loss to the Buccaneers, ti clearly looks like their season is slipping away fast.

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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