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Patrick Willis

Patrick Willis - #52 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 240 lbs.
Birthday 01/25/1985
Birthplace Bruceton, TN
College Mississippi
Years played 7
Drafted 2007, 1st round, 11th pick by 49ers

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

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120 2 2

Inactives announced for Saints-49ers

Posted Jan. 14, 2012 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
The Saints and 49ers have announced their inactives for Saturday's NFC divisional-round playoff game.

Saints rule WR Moore out for Saturday

Posted Jan. 13, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
The Saints ruled WR Lance Moore (hamstring) and TE John Gilmore (toe) out for Saturday's playoff game against the 49ers.

Rogers good bet to re-up long-term with Niners

Posted Jan. 12, 2012 @ 8:55 p.m. ET
The way we hear it, it would be a pretty big surprise if the 49ers decided not to grant CB Carlos Rogers' wish to sign a long-term deal with the team.

Niners will rise if Brees falls

Posted Jan. 12, 2012 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
Tom Danyluk sounds off on the Saints-49ers game, Mike Mayock and the notion of natural-born winners in his weekly column.

Special teams have helped make 49ers elite

Posted Jan. 11, 2012 @ 3:31 p.m. ET
Spearheaded by the creative coaching of Brad Seely, the Niners' special-teams play, including the kicking of PK David Akers, has been key to the team's success this season.

The First Fifteen: Divisional round

Posted Jan. 10, 2012 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
Taking an early look at the best two days of football of the NFL season — the top four seeds are back in action — plus all the other developing stories around the league this week.

Shorts and Shells: Wild-card edition

Posted Jan. 09, 2012 @ 1:14 a.m. ET
Tim Tebow provided an exciting finish to wild-card weekend, and his Broncos face a familiar coach next week: new Patriots offensive assistant Josh McDaniels.

Eagles, Chargers fall flat; 49ers, Bengals surprise

Posted Jan. 07, 2012 @ 3:26 p.m. ET
This week's "NFList" identifies the three most disappointing teams and the three most surprising teams this season.

49ers could be looking to beef up D-line

Posted Jan. 05, 2012 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
We hear it hardly would be a surprise if the Niners decide to focus on fortifying their defensive line early in the upcoming draft.

The First Fifteen: Wild-card edition

Posted Jan. 03, 2012 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
In his "First Fifteen" column, Eric Edholm analyzes the wild-card matchups, teams that are making coaching and front-office moves and the playoff teams on bye.

Cardiac Cards are NFL's best at fourth-quarter rallies

Posted Dec. 31, 2011 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
This week's "NFList" looks at the teams that have most often come from behind in the fourth quarter to win games, such as the Cardinals with PR extraordinaire Patrick Peterson.

Niners' release of Edwards a curious move

Posted Dec. 30, 2011 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
Considering how depleted the Niners' receiving ranks have become, the abrupt release of former Pro Bowler Braylon Edwards has raised more than a few eyebrows.

49ers lead NFC Pro Bowl roster

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 7:56 p.m. ET
One of the league's biggest surprises, the 49ers, lead the NFC with eight Pro Bowl selections in Tuesday's announcement of the all-star squad.

It's a six-horse race for the Super Bowl

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
We still don't know the complete 12-team playoff field yet, but Hub Arkush believes there are just six teams that have a legitimate shot at Super Bowl XLVI.

49ers release WR Edwards

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 10:13 a.m. ET
The 49ers released WR Braylon Edwards on Tuesday, the veteran wideout announced on his Twitter.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 24, 2011
Willis and wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. are inactive for San Francisco, while Seattle's leading receiver, rookie Doug Baldwin, is playing despite a sore ankle.||||||| Willis missed his third straight game with a hamstring injury.
Posted Oct. 20, 2010
Willis said Wednesday that the latest crackdown on dangerous and flagrant hits will make it difficult for him and other players to do what they do best.||||||| Willis already is having a tough enough time this season without having to worry about increased restrictions. The linebacker, who has been named to the Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons, is off to the slowest start of his four-year career. "I thought as a defensive guy you're supposed to hit," Willis said. "You shouldn't get in trouble or fined or get a flag for just playing football."
Posted May 04, 2010
Willis and the Niners agreed to a five-year contract extension Tuesday that takes him through the 2016 season.||||||| This is another big offseason splash by new San Francisco personnel chief Trent Baalke, who took charge after general manager Scot McCloughan's abrupt departure in March. Locking up Willis for the long haul makes sure the 49ers keep their defensive leader after they bolstered their offense in the draft with two top linemen.
Posted March 17, 2010
Willis has undergone surgery on his right knee to remove an inflamed fluid sac that kept him out of this year's Pro Bowl.||||||| The 49ers said the surgery, considered minor and done about a week ago, was performed by Dr. Tim McAdams and Dr. Gary Fanton at Stanford Hospitals and Clinics in nearby Redwood City. The team will not put a timetable on Willis' return, but he isn't expected to be sidelined for long. The team will adjust his offseason conditioning and regimen as he rehabilitates.
Posted Aug. 17, 2009
Willis was back Monday after missing 22 practices with an ankle and Achilles injury.||||||| Willis only participated in individual drills as the team's trainers ease him in slowly. The All-Pro linebacker suffered the injury to his right leg during a drill.

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