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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

Seahawks-49ers highlights Week 16 action

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
Eric Edholm looks ahead to Week 16, which features some key divisional matchups that will have major playoff ramifications — including Seahawks vs. 49ers.

Key matchup: Niners wide receivers vs. Seahawks cornerbacks

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 3:30 p.m. ET
In today’s “Key Matchup,” PFW’s Dan Arkush focuses on the Niners WRs vs. the Seahawks CBs in the Week 16 Sunday-night game.

Week 16 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
First-round byes and playoff spots are up for grabs in Week 16. See how it can happen in the playoff scenarios.

NFC West Spin cycle: 49ers, Seahawks make statements

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
Huge victories by San Francisco and Seattle in advance of their prime-time matchup in Week 16 grabbed the headlines in Week 15.

49ers withstand Patriots' comeback, clinch playoff spot

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 12:58 a.m. ET
The 49ers earned a playoff berth by withstanding a stunning comeback by New England from a 28-point deficit to beat the Patriots 41-34.

Culliver a Niners starting CB in the making

Posted Dec. 15, 2012 @ 6:23 p.m. ET
Most close team observers seem to agree that Niners second-year CB Chris Culliver is on a fast track for a starting role in 2013.

Key matchup: Patriots running game vs. 49ers run defense

Posted Dec. 14, 2012 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
We know the 49ers like to run the ball, but the Patriots have more carries than the Niners, and the run game has been crucial to their success.

49ers sign LB Bakhtiari

Posted Dec. 12, 2012 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
The 49ers signed LB Eric Bakhtiari to a two-year contract, the team announced.

Week 15 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 11, 2012 @ 2 p.m. ET
The Texans, Ravens, 49ers and Packers all have opportunities to clinch their respective divisions on Sunday.

49ers suspend RB Jacobs for rest of season

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
The 49ers suspended RB Brandon Jacobs for the final three regular-season games of 2012, the team announced Monday.

NFC West spin cycle: Cardinals come crashing down in franchise-worse loss

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
In an otherwise totally successful week for the NFC West, Arizona was totally embarrassed in a 58-0 loss to the surging Seahawks.

49ers-Seahawks flexed to SNF in Week 16

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
The 49ers-Seahawks game in Week 16 has been flexed to be on "Sunday Night Football" on NBC.

Gore, Kaepernick run 49ers past Dolphins

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 7:37 p.m. ET
Frank Gore ran for a 1-yard touchdown, reached 1,000 yards rushing for the sixth time in his career, and the 49ers beat the Dolphins 27-13 on Sunday.

Crabtree separating himself from Niners WR pack

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
It appears former first-rounder Michael Crabtree has firmly established himself as the Niners' primary go-to guy.

Week 14 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 12:15 p.m. ET
The 49ers and Ravens can clinch playoff spots in Week 14, while the Texans and Falcons aim for first-round byes.

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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