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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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Smith's two TD passes lead 49ers past Raiders

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
Alex Smith threw second-half touchdown passes to Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis and the San Francisco 49ers finally won their first game, beating the Oakland Raiders 17-9 on Sunday in a sloppy, penalty-filled game.

Niners insider: Rachal shouldn't be starting

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 12:40 a.m. ET
One team insider can't understand why Chilo Rachal is starting at right guard for the 49ers ahead of Adam Snyder, according to NFC West Whispers.

Former Eagles OL Peoples dies

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
Former Eagles OL Woody Peoples died Tuesday evening at the age of 67, the team announced Thursday.

49ers claim S Spillman

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 6:25 p.m. ET
The 49ers claimed S C.J. Spillman off waivers from the Chargers on Tuesday and waived CB Tramaine Block.

Singletary sticks with Smith as 49ers' QB

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
49ers head coach Mike Singletary told reporters on Monday that embattled QB Alex Smith will start in Week Six vs. the Raiders.

No team 4-0 for first time since 1970

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 9:37 a.m. ET
The Colts 19-9 win over the Chiefs in Week Five marked the first time since 1970 that no team will start the season 4-0.

Kolb leads Eagles past winless 49ers 27-24

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 12:07 a.m. ET
Kevin Kolb passed for 253 yards while capably filling in for injured Michael Vick, and Quintin Mikell returned Alex Smith's fumble 51 yards for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter of the Philadelphia Eagles' 27-24 victory over the ...

Former 49ers RB Coffee arrested on gun charge

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 8:25 p.m. ET
Former 49ers RB Glen Coffee was arrested on a gun charge Thursday night and charged with possession of a concealed firearm.

Readers: Singletary most likely to be fired

Posted Oct. 06, 2010 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
The Niners' Mike Singletary is the head coach most likely to be fired before next season, according to a just-concluded poll of ProFootballWeekly.com readers.

49ers release SS Lewis

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 7:11 p.m. ET
SS Michael Lewis had his request granted on Monday when the 49ers released him.

Eagles dealing with rib injuries for Vick, McCoy

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
The Eagles continue to suffer crucial offensive injuries as QB Michael Vick and RB LeSean McCoy both suffered rib-related ailments in Sunday's loss to the Redskins, leaving their availability up in the air.

Bryant saves Falcons with last-second FG to beat 49ers

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Matt Bryant kicked a 42-yard field goal with 2 seconds left to lift the Atlanta Falcons to a 16-14 victory over the winless San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

AWOL Niners SS Lewis requests his release

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
After leaving the team Friday, Niners starting SS Michael Lewis has requested his release.

New 49ers offensive coordinator earns high marks

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
Word is Mike Johnson was on track to become the Niners' offensive coordinator next season even if Jimmy Raye had been retained this season.

49ers SS Lewis out for personal reasons

Posted Oct. 01, 2010 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
49ers SS Michael Lewis has left the team for personal reasons and will likely not play Sunday vs. the Falcons.

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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