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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 sign PK Cundiff

Posted Jan. 01, 2013 @ 10:53 p.m. ET
The 49ers signed PK Billy Cundiff on Tuesday and released LB Eric Bakhtiari.

49ers release RB Jacobs

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 4:01 p.m. ET
The 49ers will release RB Brandon Jacobs on Monday, Jim Harbaugh confirmed to reporters.

NFC West Spin cycle: Niners, Seahawks gear up for postseason

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
The Niners and Seahawks have plenty of momentum for the playoffs afer taking down the Cardinals and Rams, respectively, in Week 17.

49ers beat Cardinals to win NFC West

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 8:04 p.m. ET
Michael Crabtree finished with a career-high 172 yards, leading the 49ers to a 27-13 victory against the Cardinals on Sunday after a slow start.

Smith's return for 49ers is far from a given

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 3 p.m. ET
Our 49ers sources are from certain that injured DT Justin Smith will be able to participate in the playoffs.

Report: 49ers DE Smith has partially torn triceps

Posted Dec. 27, 2012 @ 1:36 p.m. ET
49ers DE Justin Smith has a partially torn left triceps, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.

Still plenty to determine in Week 17

Posted Dec. 26, 2012 @ 7:20 p.m. ET
The "pandemonium at FedEx Field," as DeAngelo Hall is calling the Redskins-Cowboys win-and-in matchup, heads the Week 17 slate.

Cardinals to start QB Hoyer in Week 17

Posted Dec. 26, 2012 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt announced Wednesday that Brian Hoyer will start in the regular-season finale against the 49ers.

Reports: 49ers WR Manningham has torn ACL, PCL

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 10:58 p.m. ET
49ers WR Mario Manningham tore the ACL and PCL in his left knee in Sunday night’s loss to the Seahawks, according to multiple reports. 

NFC West Spin cycle: There's no stopping red-hot Seahawks

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
The surging Seahawks grabbed center stage in the NFC West with their playoff-clinching rout of the Niners in Seattle.

Week 17 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
Seeding is up for grabs in the AFC, while five teams fight for two spots in the NFC playoffs in Week 17.

Seahawks roll past 49ers into playoffs

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 11:58 p.m. ET
Russell Wilson threw four TD passes, Marshawn Lynch scored two early TDs and the Seahawks scored a 42-13 rout of San Francisco.

Redskins, Colts ride winning mojo beyond numbers

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 11:15 p.m. ET
The Redskins and Colts have talented rookie quarterbacks, but their winning formulas extend beyond that.

Smith's D-line mates come through for 49ers

Posted Dec. 21, 2012 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
After 49ers defensive pace setter Justin Smith was hurt in Week 15, Ray McDonald and Ricky Jean Francois came to the rescue.

Thursday's 60-second rant: Another Sunday-night special on the way

Posted Dec. 20, 2012 @ 3:01 p.m. ET
PFW's Dan Arkush rants about all the different reasons the 49ers-Seahawks game Sunday night should be worth the price of admission.

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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