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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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NFC West Spin cycle: Rams fortify status as divisional heavyweights

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 4:08 p.m. ET
The Rams stole the show from Seattle in Week 13 with a stunning overtime upset of the Niners that moved their record to 4-0-1 in the NFC West.

Zuerlein boots Rams to upset win over 49ers

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 6:39 p.m. ET
Rookie Greg Zuerlein kicked a 54-yard field goal with 26 seconds left in overtime as the Rams beat the 49ers 16-13 on Sunday.

Battle could be brewing for 49ers' No. 2 RB role

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 11:20 p.m. ET
The 49ers must decide whether veteran Brandon Jacobs or rookie LaMichael James will be the primary replacement for injured RB Kendall Hunter.

49ers ink LB Bowman to five-year extension

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
The 49ers announced Tuesday that they signed LB NaVorro Bowman to a five-year extension through 2018.

Report: 49ers RB Hunter out for the year

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
49ers RB Kendall Hunter will reportedly miss the rest of the season after suffering an ankle injury in Sunday’s win over the Saints.

49ers WR Williams has torn ACL

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
49ers WR Kyle Williams will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL suffered in Sunday’s win over the Saints.

No changes to schedule in Weeks 14, 15

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
The NFL announced the Week 14 and Week 15 schedules on Monday and there will be no changes.

NFC West Spin cycle: Kaepernick teams up with 'D' to keep Niners hot

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
The 49ers remained hot, the Rams rebounded with a win, the Seahawks shot themselves in the foot and the Cardinals kept losing in Week 12.

Mixed signals in San Francisco

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 9:14 a.m. ET
The way we hear it, a weekly guessing game could be in the offing regarding the 49ers’ QB situation.

49ers harass Brees, defeat Saints

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 8:10 p.m. ET
Ahmad Brooks and Donte Whitner returned interceptions for touchdowns, and the 49ers ended the Saints' three-game winning streak, 31-21 on Sunday.

Harbaugh expects Alex Smith to be cleared

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 10:37 p.m. ET
Jim Harbaugh expects Alex Smith to be medically cleared to play by Saturday.

Report: Kaepernick to start vs. Saints

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 11:59 p.m. ET
49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh reportedly has decided to start Colin Kaepernick against the Saints in New Orleans in Week 12.

NFC West Spin cycle: Rams, Cardinals continue to roll downhill

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
While the Seahawks rested on their bye week, there was no rest for the weary Rams and Cardinals following losses to the Jets and Falcons.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: Resisting the Kaepernick temptation

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 11:43 a.m. ET
Colin Kaepernick's grand introduction to the NFL Monday night doesn't change the fact that, while his ceiling is higher than Alex Smith's, his floor is lower.

Week 11 Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 9:06 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Andre Johnson, Aldon Smith and Julian Edelman as its Players of the Week.

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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