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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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Niners RB Coffee shockingly calls it quits

Posted Aug. 13, 2010 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
Second-year RB Glen Coffee has announced that he is retiring from football, seemingly catching everybody connected with the team off guard.

Niners C Heitmann suffers broken leg

Posted Aug. 10, 2010 @ 8:35 a.m. ET
The Niners' revamped offensive line suffered a blow Monday when veteran starting C Eric Hietmann suffered a broken fibula that is expected to keep him sidelined from 6-8 weeks.

Ex-Saint Jackson no longer 'the other guy'

Posted Aug. 07, 2010 @ 3:20 a.m. ET
Rickey Jackson has sometimes been "the other guy," not getting the recognition he deserved. That changed, however, when he was elected to the Hall of Fame.

Niners newcomer Ginn looking like good catch

Posted Aug. 06, 2010 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
Ted Ginn Jr. was obtained from Miami primarily to upgrade the Niners’ woeful kick-return game. But a lot more attention is being paid early in training camp to Ginn's impressive work as a receiver.

Rice's resolve earned him place in history

Posted Aug. 05, 2010 @ 10:20 a.m. ET
Jerry Rice had obvious physical skills, but what set him apart was his drive to do whatever it took to be the very best, enabling him to overcome a shaky start to his NFL career.

Niners sign first-round pick Iupati

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 1:49 p.m. ET
The 49ers finished up a very busy Friday morning with the signing of first-round OG Mike Iupati to a five-year contract. Earlier in the day, the Niners signed three other 2010 draft picks — first-round OT Anthony Davis, second-round S Taylor ...

Niners sign rookies Davis, Mays, Bowman

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
The 49ers announced Friday that they have signed first-round OT Anthony Davis to a five-year contract and second-round S Taylor Mays and third-round LB Navorro Bowman to four-year deals.

Top 20 key players in NFC West

Posted July 28, 2010 @ 9:09 a.m. ET
Dan Arkush identifies the top five players on each NFC West team who figure to play crucial roles, including Rams rookie QB Sam Bradford.

NFC West training-camp reports

Posted July 26, 2010 @ 9:22 a.m. ET
In the final installment of our training-camp reports, we look at NFC West teams, including the Seahawks, who'll use Aaron Curry as a stand-up end.

Niners' Franklin unlikely to hold out

Posted July 25, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
With a $7 million salary due him as a franchise free agent, 49ers NT Aubrayo Franklin is expected to report to training camp, our "Whispers" indicate.

Niners' new O-line coaches earning keep

Posted July 22, 2010 @ 7:35 p.m. ET
There's no denying the instant impact being provided by Niners new offensive line coach Mike Solari and new assistant O-line coach and former Niners starting OG Ray Brown.

49ers sign rookie TE Byham

Posted July 12, 2010 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
The 49ers have signed sixth-round TE Nate Byham to a four-year deal. The 6-4, 265-pound Byham becomes the fourth of eight 2010 draft picks to sign.

Lions bring back CB Bly

Posted July 02, 2010 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
The Lions have announced they have signed free-agent CB Dré Bly, who played four seasons with the team previously.

Niners buzz picking up steam

Posted June 28, 2010 @ 9:29 a.m. ET
Even though the pro football world is currently in shutdown mode, there’s no shutting down the Niners optimism currently flourishing in the City by the Bay.

Niners' OLB competition will be worth watching

Posted June 25, 2010 @ 11:29 a.m. ET
The most intriguing position to watch in the 49ers' training camp probably will be left outside linebacker, where incumbent Manny Lawson could have his work cut out for him holding off up-and-comer Ahmad Brooks.

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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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