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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

Niners TE Davis not likely to stay dormant for long

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 5:08 p.m. ET
Our Niners sources tell us it would be a big mistake to make too big a deal out of TE Vernon Davis’ meager numbers recently.

Key matchup: Niners RBs Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter vs. Cardinals run defense

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
PFW's Dan Arkush focuses on Niners RBs Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter vs. Arizona's run defense in the Week Eight Monday-night game.

Week Seven Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 8:36 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Chris Johnson, Malcolm Jenkins and Andy Lee as its Players of the Week.

NFC West Spin cycle: Cardinals continue to stumble

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
Storm clouds are hovering over the Cardinals, who dropped their third game in a row and showed no signs of turning things around in Minnesota.

Friday's 60-second rant: 49ers' flaw could be fatal

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
David DeChant says the 49ers' struggles when playing from behind are a major concern when it comes to their Super Bowl aspirations.

Niners interior offensive line making its mark

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 3:01 p.m. ET
Overshadowed by RB Frank Gore in the 49ers' Week Seven win over Seattle was the overpowering job the team's O-line did up the middle.

NFL Links: Chicago a nightmare for Stafford

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 10:43 a.m. ET
Chicago hasn't been kind to Matthew Stafford, the Seahawks can't outmuscle the 49ers and the pressure on Andrew Luck will help his future.

Gore helps Niners grind out win over Seahawks

Posted Oct. 18, 2012 @ 11:40 p.m. ET
Frank Gore ran for 116 yards and the 49ers held off the Seahawks 13-6 on Thursday night as the 49ers won their division opener.

Key matchup: Seahawks RBs Lynch, Turbin vs. Niners run defense

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
PFW’s Dan Arkush focuses on Seahawks running backs vs. the Niners run defense in the Week Seven Thursday-night game.

NFC West spin cycle: 49ers looking very ordinary

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush offers his weekly team-by-team take on the state of the NFC West.

QB deficiency keeps 49ers from joining NFC elite

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
PFW personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki says Alex Smith regressed to early-career form in San Francisco's biggest test of the season.

Giants win NFC title rematch, shut down 49ers

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 7:59 p.m. ET
The Giants shut down San Francisco in a 26-3 victory over the 49ers on Sunday in a rematch of last season's NFC championship game.

Jaguars to host 49ers in London in 2013

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 9:04 a.m. ET
The Jaguars will host the 49ers at London’s Wembley Stadium on Oct. 27, 2013, the NFL announced Thursday.

Week Six primer: How deep are the Packers' problems?

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 7:14 p.m. ET
Eric Edholm provides a sneak peek into Week Six, including what to watch for in the big Packers-Texans matchup on Sunday night.

Roman's play-calling stokes Niners' offensive firepower

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 3:28 p.m. ET
Most close observers believe Niners offensive coordinator Greg Roman's innovative play-calling is at the root of the team's sudden explosiveness.

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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