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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

Five coaches unlikely to return in '11

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 9:52 a.m. ET
PFW publisher/editor Hub Arkush just doesn't get Jack Del Rio, Eric Mangini, Tom Cable or Mike Singletary, but he admires Wade Phillips. However, Arkush doesn't see any of these five NFL head coaches returning to their teams ...

Raye: 'I was carrying out the head coach's wishes'

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
Jimmy Raye said on Tuesday that his firing as the 49ers' offensive coordinator came as a surprise and that he was "carrying out the head coach's wishes."

Niners’ coordinator change can only help struggling offense

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 6:18 p.m. ET
A horrible start for the 49ers was enough to do in offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye, who was fired on Monday. Fantasy owners of San Francisco players have reason to smile.

49ers' coordinator carousel keeps on spinning

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
The firing of offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye is the latest out-of-nowhere plot twist in the 49ers’ season-long soap opera.

49ers fire OC Raye; promote Johnson

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
The 49ers have fired offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye after an embarrassing loss, replacing him with QB coach Mike Johnson.

Cassel throws 3 TD passes, Chiefs beat 49ers 31-10

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
Matt Cassel's three touchdown passes included a trick play that caught San Francisco completely flat-footed and the surprising Kansas City Chiefs remained unbeaten Sunday with a 31-10 rout of the hapless, winless 49ers.

49ers could stick with Baas at center

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
Despite David Baas' early errant snap that led to a safety in the Week Two loss to the Saints, we hear the 49ers are seriously thinking about sticking with him as their starting center.

Saints' defense shines in win over 49ers

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 12:27 a.m. ET
Garrett Hartley kicked a 37-yard field goal that barely fluttered through as time expired after Drew Brees set it up with a 30-yard completion to Marques Colston, and the Saints spoiled the San Francisco 49ers' home opener with a 25-22 ...

Monday-night game inactives

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 7:14 p.m. ET
The following players are inactive for the Monday night game between the Saints and 49ers.

Drama kings

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 2:20 a.m. ET
For better or worse, the 49ers appear destined for a season full of over-the-top ups and downs following the second-worst season-opening loss in franchise history.

Ginn injury further weakens 49ers' kick-return game

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 12:50 a.m. ET
A knee injury to Ted Ginn Jr. and the continuing rehab by rookie Kyle Williams have left San Francisco's kick-return unit as problematic as it was last season, according to NFC West Whispers.

Saturday injury report for Saints-Niners

Posted Sept. 18, 2010 @ 11:52 p.m. ET
Here is the injury report for the Week Two Monday-night game, New Orleans at San Francisco, showing the status of each injured player and to what degree each participated in his team's practices.

49ers' first-rounders earn mixed reviews

Posted Sept. 16, 2010 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
At least 49ers first-round ORT Anthony Davis earned his keep in the team's abysmal Week One loss in Seattle — the second-worst season-opening loss in franchise history.

49ers WR Ginn to miss at least two weeks

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 8:27 p.m. ET
49ers WR Ted Ginn Jr. sprained his MCL in the team's season-opening loss to the Seahawks last Sunday and will likely be out at least two weeks.

Owners have reason to worry about 49ers’ attack

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 5:46 p.m. ET
Although most people picked the 49ers to win the NFC West based on their strong defense, their offense was expected to be much improved in 2010. But after the unit's Week One performance, there's reason to panic in ...

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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