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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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Five coaches unlikely to return in '11

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 9:52 a.m. ET
PFW publisher/editor Hub Arkush just doesn't get Jack Del Rio, Eric Mangini, Tom Cable or Mike Singletary, but he admires Wade Phillips. However, Arkush doesn't see any of these five NFL head coaches returning to their teams ...

Raye: 'I was carrying out the head coach's wishes'

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
Jimmy Raye said on Tuesday that his firing as the 49ers' offensive coordinator came as a surprise and that he was "carrying out the head coach's wishes."

Niners’ coordinator change can only help struggling offense

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 6:18 p.m. ET
A horrible start for the 49ers was enough to do in offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye, who was fired on Monday. Fantasy owners of San Francisco players have reason to smile.

49ers' coordinator carousel keeps on spinning

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
The firing of offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye is the latest out-of-nowhere plot twist in the 49ers’ season-long soap opera.

49ers fire OC Raye; promote Johnson

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
The 49ers have fired offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye after an embarrassing loss, replacing him with QB coach Mike Johnson.

Cassel throws 3 TD passes, Chiefs beat 49ers 31-10

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
Matt Cassel's three touchdown passes included a trick play that caught San Francisco completely flat-footed and the surprising Kansas City Chiefs remained unbeaten Sunday with a 31-10 rout of the hapless, winless 49ers.

49ers could stick with Baas at center

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
Despite David Baas' early errant snap that led to a safety in the Week Two loss to the Saints, we hear the 49ers are seriously thinking about sticking with him as their starting center.

Saints' defense shines in win over 49ers

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 12:27 a.m. ET
Garrett Hartley kicked a 37-yard field goal that barely fluttered through as time expired after Drew Brees set it up with a 30-yard completion to Marques Colston, and the Saints spoiled the San Francisco 49ers' home opener with a 25-22 ...

Monday-night game inactives

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 7:14 p.m. ET
The following players are inactive for the Monday night game between the Saints and 49ers.

Drama kings

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 2:20 a.m. ET
For better or worse, the 49ers appear destined for a season full of over-the-top ups and downs following the second-worst season-opening loss in franchise history.

Ginn injury further weakens 49ers' kick-return game

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 12:50 a.m. ET
A knee injury to Ted Ginn Jr. and the continuing rehab by rookie Kyle Williams have left San Francisco's kick-return unit as problematic as it was last season, according to NFC West Whispers.

Saturday injury report for Saints-Niners

Posted Sept. 18, 2010 @ 11:52 p.m. ET
Here is the injury report for the Week Two Monday-night game, New Orleans at San Francisco, showing the status of each injured player and to what degree each participated in his team's practices.

49ers' first-rounders earn mixed reviews

Posted Sept. 16, 2010 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
At least 49ers first-round ORT Anthony Davis earned his keep in the team's abysmal Week One loss in Seattle — the second-worst season-opening loss in franchise history.

49ers WR Ginn to miss at least two weeks

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 8:27 p.m. ET
49ers WR Ted Ginn Jr. sprained his MCL in the team's season-opening loss to the Seahawks last Sunday and will likely be out at least two weeks.

Owners have reason to worry about 49ers’ attack

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 5:46 p.m. ET
Although most people picked the 49ers to win the NFC West based on their strong defense, their offense was expected to be much improved in 2010. But after the unit's Week One performance, there's reason to panic in ...

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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