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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

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49ers TE Davis sprains ankle, out for the rest of game

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 2:12 p.m. ET
49ers TE Vernon Davis sprained his ankle during the first half of Sunday's game vs. the Broncos and is doubtful to return.

Singletary too reliant on struggling rookies

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 3:32 a.m. ET
One criticism of 49ers head coach Mike Singletary, according to NFC West Whispers, is that he depends too much on some of his rookies, who may not be able to do their jobs as well as some veterans on the ...

49ers TE Davis questionable for Sunday's game

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 11:34 a.m. ET
According to the official Twitter account of the 49ers, TE Vernon Davis and RB Anthony Dixon are questionable for Sunday's NFL International Series game against the Broncos at London's Wembley Stadium.

49ers TE Davis doesn't practice again Thursday

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 10:43 a.m. ET
According to the official Twitter account of the 49ers, TE Vernon Davis did not practice again on Thursday because of an ankle injury as the team prepares for Sunday's game against the Broncos in London.

49ers promote CB Brock

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 10:58 a.m. ET
The 49ers announced Tuesday that they have promoted CB Tramaine Brock to the active roster from the team's practice squad. They waived S Chris Maragos.

Troy Smith to start for 49ers this week

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 9:27 a.m. ET
With Alex Smith injured, the 49ers will be turning to No. 3 QB Troy Smith this weekend when San Francisco takes on the Broncos in London.

Niners give Singletary vote of confidence; Smith has sprained AC joint

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 3:22 a.m. ET
Niners owner John York gave head coach Mike Singletary a vote of confidence Tuesday, the Sacramento Bee reported. Meanwhile, an MRI confirmed that QB Alex Smith had suffered a sprained AC joint in his non-throwing shoulder.

49ers QB Smith gets shoulder checked in London

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
49ers QB Alex Smith had his injured left shoulder checked at a London hospital on Monday morning and is still unsure if he can play against the Broncos at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

Kasay hits game-winner in Panthers' first win

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Richard Marshall intercepted backup David Carr with just over a minute left, and John Kasay then kicked a 37-yard field goal with 39 seconds remaining to give the Carolina Panthers their first win, 23-20 over the San Francisco 49ers on ...

49ers QB Smith leaves game with shoulder injury

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
49ers QB Alex Smith has left Sunday's game against the Panthers after injuring his left shoulder. QB David Carr replaced Smith with the game tied at 10.

Panthers WR Smith will return Sunday

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
Panthers WR Steve Smith practiced for the third consecutive day and is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Spikes has been Niners' best LB so far this season

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 4:41 p.m. ET
Most daily observers of the 49ers believe veteran Takeo Spikes has been the team's best overall linebacker — even better than perennial Pro Bowler Patrick Willis, whose numbers are down.

49ers stadium opening pushed back to '15

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 10:58 a.m. ET
The 49ers' have pushed back the opening of their new stadium in Santa Clara to 2015.

49ers place S Taylor on I.R.

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 7:51 p.m. ET
The 49ers placed S Curtis Taylor on the season-ending injured reserve list on Monday. Taylor suffered a torn quadriceps muscle in the Niners' loss to the Eagles in Week Five.

Gore performing despite 49ers’ offensive issues

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 3:09 p.m. ET
Behind QB Alex Smith, the 49ers' offense has been far from pretty this season. But that hasn't stopped RB Frank Gore from putting up numbers reminiscent of his breakout 2006 campaign.

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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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