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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

Super Bowl matchup: Ravens WRs vs. 49ers secondary

Posted Jan. 31, 2013 @ 1:49 p.m. ET
The 49ers' secondary has been a stout unit for most of the season, and faces a Ravens' passing game that has taken off in the postseason.

Niners' secondary in good shape for rough road ahead

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
The Niners' secondary appears to be more than up to the challenge of facing last season's five most prolific passers in 2012.

Bucs seeing more of Bowers' ability emerge

Posted Dec. 10, 2011 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
Tampa Bay has been slowly breaking in second-round pick Da'Quan Bowers, and the rookie is beginning to display his skills, according to NFC Whispers.

Whitner leaves Buffalo for San Francisco

Posted Aug. 04, 2011 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
Former Bills S Donte Whitner, the No. 8 overall pick in 2006, said he joined the Bengals, but it was later reported he signed a three-year deal with the 49ers.

Lockout limbo: Bills report

Posted May 12, 2011 @ 9:33 a.m. ET
The Bills don't have many key free agents, nor do they have to learn new schemes with a new coach, putting them in decent position during the lockout considering their 4-12 record last season.

Bills tender Whitner, Posluszny

Posted March 01, 2011 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
The Bills have tendered three potential free agents: S Donte Whitner, LB Paul Posluszny and TE Scott Chandler.

Whitner keys Bills' improvement

Posted Jan. 01, 2011 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
A key to the Bills' defensive turnaround has been the play of SS Donte Whitner. Always one of the more talented Bills defenders, Whitner has had his best season in 2010, posting 134 tackles, the most for any defensive back ...

First-round failures have doomed Bills

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 9:46 a.m. ET
While the Bills have been competitive in recent weeks, they are still going to miss the playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, tied with the Lions for the longest drought in the league. There are plenty of reasons for this ...

Whitner keys Bills' defensive improvement

Posted Nov. 27, 2010 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
Although he hasn't produced many game-changing plays by himself, Buffalo SS Donte Whitner has been a leader in the team's improved defensive play recently.

Bills hope Whitner will make more big plays

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
Although he's solid against both the run and the pass, SS Donte Whitner hasn't been the impact player that the Bills had hoped he'd be when they drafted him in 2006, according to our AFC East Whispers.

Bills' secondary depth opens up trade possibilities

Posted April 09, 2010 @ 6:51 p.m. ET
With such a quality collection of talent at defensive back, it opens up the possibility of Buffalo making a trade or two to add draft picks and, in turn, upgrade other positions.

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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