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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

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49ers TE Davis sprains ankle, out for the rest of game

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 2:12 p.m. ET
49ers TE Vernon Davis sprained his ankle during the first half of Sunday's game vs. the Broncos and is doubtful to return.

Singletary too reliant on struggling rookies

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 3:32 a.m. ET
One criticism of 49ers head coach Mike Singletary, according to NFC West Whispers, is that he depends too much on some of his rookies, who may not be able to do their jobs as well as some veterans on the ...

49ers TE Davis questionable for Sunday's game

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 11:34 a.m. ET
According to the official Twitter account of the 49ers, TE Vernon Davis and RB Anthony Dixon are questionable for Sunday's NFL International Series game against the Broncos at London's Wembley Stadium.

49ers TE Davis doesn't practice again Thursday

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 10:43 a.m. ET
According to the official Twitter account of the 49ers, TE Vernon Davis did not practice again on Thursday because of an ankle injury as the team prepares for Sunday's game against the Broncos in London.

49ers promote CB Brock

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 10:58 a.m. ET
The 49ers announced Tuesday that they have promoted CB Tramaine Brock to the active roster from the team's practice squad. They waived S Chris Maragos.

Troy Smith to start for 49ers this week

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 9:27 a.m. ET
With Alex Smith injured, the 49ers will be turning to No. 3 QB Troy Smith this weekend when San Francisco takes on the Broncos in London.

Niners give Singletary vote of confidence; Smith has sprained AC joint

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 3:22 a.m. ET
Niners owner John York gave head coach Mike Singletary a vote of confidence Tuesday, the Sacramento Bee reported. Meanwhile, an MRI confirmed that QB Alex Smith had suffered a sprained AC joint in his non-throwing shoulder.

49ers QB Smith gets shoulder checked in London

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
49ers QB Alex Smith had his injured left shoulder checked at a London hospital on Monday morning and is still unsure if he can play against the Broncos at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

Kasay hits game-winner in Panthers' first win

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Richard Marshall intercepted backup David Carr with just over a minute left, and John Kasay then kicked a 37-yard field goal with 39 seconds remaining to give the Carolina Panthers their first win, 23-20 over the San Francisco 49ers on ...

49ers QB Smith leaves game with shoulder injury

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
49ers QB Alex Smith has left Sunday's game against the Panthers after injuring his left shoulder. QB David Carr replaced Smith with the game tied at 10.

Panthers WR Smith will return Sunday

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
Panthers WR Steve Smith practiced for the third consecutive day and is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Spikes has been Niners' best LB so far this season

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 4:41 p.m. ET
Most daily observers of the 49ers believe veteran Takeo Spikes has been the team's best overall linebacker — even better than perennial Pro Bowler Patrick Willis, whose numbers are down.

49ers stadium opening pushed back to '15

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 10:58 a.m. ET
The 49ers' have pushed back the opening of their new stadium in Santa Clara to 2015.

49ers place S Taylor on I.R.

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 7:51 p.m. ET
The 49ers placed S Curtis Taylor on the season-ending injured reserve list on Monday. Taylor suffered a torn quadriceps muscle in the Niners' loss to the Eagles in Week Five.

Gore performing despite 49ers’ offensive issues

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 3:09 p.m. ET
Behind QB Alex Smith, the 49ers' offense has been far from pretty this season. But that hasn't stopped RB Frank Gore from putting up numbers reminiscent of his breakout 2006 campaign.

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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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