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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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Freeman leads Bucs past sluggish 49ers 21-0

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
Josh Freeman threw for 136 yards and two touchdown passes and the Buccaneers beat the stagnant San Francisco 49ers 21-0 on Sunday for their first win in this stadium since 1980 and only second ever in 13 tries.

49ers add PK Andrus to fill in for Nedney

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
With PK Joe Nedney out with a knee strain, the 49ers have signed Shane Andrus to a one-year contract.

Walker beginning to branch out for 49ers

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
Don’t be surprised if TE Delanie Walker, who is considered one of the 49ers' most naturally talented players, becomes an increasingly key weapon the remainder of the season.

49ers PK Nedney likely out for Week 11

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
49ers starting PK Joe Nedney underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed a right knee strain and a bone bruise and is not expected to play in Week 11.

49ers release Hill

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 12:54 p.m. ET
The 49ers released WR Jason Hill, dropping the former third-round pick who has failed to contribute during his recent time in San Francisco.

Troy Smith to remain 49ers' QB

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 5:28 p.m. ET
49ers head coach Mike Singletary said Monday that QB Alex Smith could be healthy for the team's Week 11 game vs. the Buccaneers, but that Troy Smith would remain the starter regardless.

49ers OLT Staley out 4-6 weeks

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 10:25 a.m. ET
49ers starting OLT Joe Staley broke his left fibula in Sunday's win over the Rams and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

49ers rally with OT win over Rams

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 8:15 p.m. ET
Joe Nedney kicked a 29-yard field goal with 9:38 left in overtime, and Troy Smith passed for 356 yards while leading the 49ers' late rally for a 23-20 victory over the Rams on Sunday.

Niners rookie Mays wearing down

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 12:04 a.m. ET
Although the team hasn't admitted it, we hear that SS Taylor Mays' fatigue is a big reason why the 49ers are giving more snaps to Reggie Smith, according to NFC West Whispers.

Troy Smith will get start for 49ers

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 6:12 p.m. ET
49ers head coach Mike Singletary confirmed Friday that QB Troy Smith will start Sunday's game against the Rams.

NFC West midseason reports

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
With three consecutive 100-yard rushing games, RB Steven Jackson has been the Rams' top offensive weapon by far. Read our midseason reports on NFC West teams.

Chargers waive LB Merriman

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
The Chargers waived LB Shawne Merriman on Tuesday after he passed an exit physical. Teams have until 4 p.m. ET Wednesday to claim him.

49ers place C Heitmann on I.R.

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 4:18 p.m. ET
The 49ers put veteran C Eric Heitmann on injured reserve on Tuesday, opening up a roster spot for rookie LB Thaddeus Gibson.

Reports: 49ers claim rookie LB Gibson

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 6:56 p.m. ET
The 49ers have claimed LB Thaddeus Gibson off waivers, according to multiple reports. The Steelers released their fourth-round draft pick on Saturday.

49ers rally late to beat Broncos 24-16 in London

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
Troy Smith completed three long passes in the fourth quarter to lead the 49ers to a 24-16 win over the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

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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