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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

Tack FF Int
120 2 2

49ers cut PK Nedney, C Heitmann

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
The 49ers have released PK Joe Nedney and C Eric Heitmann.

Niners place WR Crabtree on PUP list

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 11:35 p.m. ET
The 49ers have placed WR Michel Crabtree on the Physically Unable to Perform list due to a nagging foot injury.

Niners sign former Eagles PK Akers

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 8:53 p.m. ET
The 49ers have signed PK David Akers, who previously spent all but one game of his 13-year career in Philadelphia with the Eagles.

49ers to let go of CB Clements

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
The 49ers may cut CB Nate Clements to clear cap space and to go after Nnamdi Asomugha, but it is not certain.

49ers agree to re-sign DE McDonald

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 7 p.m. ET
The 49ers agreed to re-sign DE Ray McDonald to a five-year deal. Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee first reported the move.

49ers sign all 10 draft picks

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 11:01 a.m. ET
The 49ers signed all 10 of their draft picks before camp began, including first-round OLB Aldon Smith.

49ers re-sign QB Smith to one-year deal

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 8:11 p.m. ET
The 49ers and QB Alex Smith agreed on a one-year deal Tuesday, reportedly worth $5 million.

Not every team faces the same lockout challenges

Posted July 25, 2011 @ 9:31 a.m. ET
Based on a vote of the PFW staff, here are three teams that we believe will be most and least affected by the NFL lockout.

Former 49ers C Blue dies at age 65

Posted July 20, 2011 @ 10:16 a.m. ET
Forrest Blue, who helped the 49ers win three division titles in the early 1970's, passed away over the weekend at age 65.

GM Baalke says 49ers will focus on keeping own free agents

Posted July 15, 2011 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
49ers general manager Trent Baalke would like to keep the majority of his team's pending free agents, according to Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News.

49ers' new offense bodes well for Davis

Posted July 12, 2011 @ 10:15 a.m. ET
Even though his receiving opportunities might be reduced, Vernon Davis figures to be one of the league's most explosive tight ends in what is expected to be a very TE-friendly 49ers offense.  

Report: 49ers C Heitmann could miss 2011 season

Posted June 29, 2011 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
49ers C Eric Heitmann is expected to miss the entire 2011 season after undergoing neck surgery, CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reported.

NFC West best bets to break through in 2011

Posted June 24, 2011 @ 9:09 a.m. ET
PFW identifies four players from the NFC West who are ready for coming-out parties in 2011 (clockwise from left) — Dan Williams, Bradley Fletcher, Russell Okung and Anthony Davis.  

NFC West's top 40 players

Posted June 23, 2011 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Doing his best Casey Kasem imitation, PFW executive editor Dan Arkush takes a stab at identifying the NFC West's top 40 players, regardless of position.

Niners' Crabtree continues beating to own drum

Posted June 10, 2011 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
While there does not appear to be anything close to an outright rift between Alex Smith and Michael Crabtree in Niners Nation, the potential for mixed messages continues.

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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