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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

49ers' fall from grace in Seattle hard to stomach

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 5:07 p.m. ET
After starting out like a house on fire in their season opener in Seattle, the 49ers crashed and burned in embarrassing fashion in Seattle, receiving a very rude awakening from Pete Carroll’s fired-up Seahawks.

Hasselbeck leads Seahawks to opening-day rout

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 7:49 p.m. ET
Matt Hasselbeck threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the Seattle Seahawks gave new coach Pete Carroll a winning start with a 31-6 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Niners' Baas relishes challenge of new position

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 2:25 a.m. ET
San Francisco's David Baas has really taken to the challenge of moving from guard to center, where he looks more natural, according to NFC West Whispers.

Five football recipes to try out on game day

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 2:23 a.m. ET
We asked five NFL players for the recipes they like the most, and they served up some delicious-sounding fare.

Report: 49ers' Davis becomes league's highest-paid TE

Posted Sept. 11, 2010 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
Vernon Davis has reportedly agreed to a five-year, $37 million contract extension, making the 49ers' tight end the highest-paid player at his position.

49ers spat possibly due to Crabtree's inactivity

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
We hear the profanity-laced altercation between Vernon Davis and Michael Crabtree the day before the 49ers' preseason finale might have been triggered by frustration over Crabtree's lack of playing time.

RB Robinson one of 22 Niners let go

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
The 49ers have cut special-teams standout Michael Robinson among the 22 players released on Friday.

TE Davis and WR Crabtree argue at 49ers practice

Posted Sept. 01, 2010 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
TE Vernon Davis and WR Michael Crabtree had to be removed from practice and counseled by coach Mike Singletary following a non-football related dispute.

Searching for QB help next year?

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm identifies the teams that are most likely to seek QB help before the 2011 season begins a year from now.

Report: 49ers NT Franklin to sign franchise tender

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
NT Aubrayo Franklin is ending his contract dispute with the 49ers. He will return to San Francisco on Saturday to undergo his physical and sign his franchise tender.

Forget about 49ers having morale issues

Posted Aug. 21, 2010 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
The perception that the back-to-back exits of Kentwan Balmer and Glen Coffee from the 49ers might be indicative of some sort of teamwide morale problem is totally off base, the way we hear it.

49ers release veteran WR Jones

Posted Aug. 18, 2010 @ 6:11 p.m. ET
The 49ers announced Wednesday that they have released sixth-year veteran WR Brandon Jones, who never lived up to expectations after signing with the team as a free agent early last offseason.

49ers' system will determine Crabtree's fantasy worth

Posted Aug. 17, 2010 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
There’s reason to believe Michael Crabtree could be much more of a fantasy force in 2010 — provided the Niners’ offensive system gives him enough opportunities.

49ers land RB Westbrook

Posted Aug. 16, 2010 @ 8:03 p.m. ET
The 49ers signed veteran RB Brian Westbrook to a one-year deal, creating one of the league's top backfields.

Report: 49ers trade Balmer to Seattle

Posted Aug. 16, 2010 @ 12:41 p.m. ET
The 49ers have reportedly traded DL Kentwan Balmer, who had been AWOL from training camp, to Seattle.

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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