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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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Niners' secondary could be worth worrying about

Posted June 10, 2010 @ 7:08 p.m. ET
With both of the Niners' starting cornerbacks conspicuous by their absences so far this offseason and rookie Taylor Mays a nonfactor thus far, team insiders believe the current state of the secondary is cause for real concern.

Santa Clara voters approve Niners stadium bid

Posted June 09, 2010 @ 11:12 a.m. ET
A new home for the 49ers moved a step closer to reality after the approval Tuesday of Measure J, the team’s plan to build a $937 million stadium in Santa Clara.

Bruce to retire a Ram after trade

Posted June 07, 2010 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
Isaac Bruce, who spent the majority of his career in St. Louis, will retire as a Ram after being obtained in a trade with the Niners Monday afternoon.

Baalke, York take on more power for Niners

Posted May 27, 2010 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
Trent Baalke has received a sweet new promotion from the Niners, but team president Jed York still considers Baalke a work in progress as a potential general manager.

Niners sign rookie WR-RS Williams

Posted May 20, 2010 @ 5:16 p.m. ET
The 49ers announced late Thursday afternoon that they have signed sixth-round draft choice WR-RS Kyle Williams to a four-year contract.

Niners promote Baalke to VP of player personnel

Posted May 20, 2010 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
Apparently more than satisfied with the job he has done since the surprising exit of GM Scot McCloughan, the 49ers announced today that Trent Baalke has been promoted to the position of vice president of player personnel.

Niners sign rookie CB Adams

Posted May 17, 2010 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
The 49ers announced Monday that they have signed seventh-round draft choice CB Phillip Adams to a four-year contract.

Willis unlikely to become face of franchise

Posted May 06, 2010 @ 10 a.m. ET
While there's no denying that three-time Pro Bowl ILB Patrick Willis is by far the Niners' best player, it's hard to imagine him as the undisputed face of the franchise, even after he signed a $50 million contract ...

Niners sign Willis to contract extension

Posted May 04, 2010 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
The 49ers announced Tuesday that they have signed LB Patrick Willis to a five-year contract extension through the 2016 season. Fox’s Jay Glazer is reporting that Willis will be receiving a total of $50 million.

Is NFC West still 'NFC Worst'?

Posted April 28, 2010 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
PFW's Dan Arkush ponders 10 questions about a division that looks like it could be on an upwardly mobile path following an excellent drafting effort.

Niners sign LaBoy; limited partner Mieuli dies

Posted April 26, 2010 @ 6:04 p.m. ET
The 49ers officially announced that LB Travis LaBoy has signed a one-year contract with the team. In other news, it was revealed that 49ers limited partner Franklin Mieuli passed away Sunday from natural causes.

2010 draft choices by team: 49ers

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 10:54 p.m. ET
Here are the players who were chosen by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2010 NFL draft.

Is Mays 'Taylor'-made to replace Niners' Lewis?

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 9:16 p.m. ET
While he wasn't happy that he fell into the second round, USC S Taylor Mays couldn't be happier to have been drafted by the 49ers.

Niners line-dancing with Davis, Iupati

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 10:29 p.m. ET
Suffice it to say, the Niners couldn't have been more intent on strengthening their offensive line in the 2010 draft after using their first two picks on Anthony Davis and Mike Iupati.

Niners look for big return on Ginn investment

Posted April 21, 2010 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
We hear newly acquired Ted Ginn Jr., who was much more effective as a return specialist with the Dolphins than he was as a receiver, will be given every opportunity to return both kickoffs and punts with his new team.

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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