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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

Dolphins trade Ginn to Niners

Posted April 16, 2010 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
After never getting much of a return on their investment in WR Ted Ginn, the Dolphins traded their 2007 first-round draft pick (ninth overall) Friday to the Niners in exchange for a fifth-round pick (145th overall) in the 2010 draft.

Niners RFA OG Baas signs tender

Posted April 13, 2010 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
The 49ers today announced that projected starting OLG David Baas has signed the one-year contract he had previously been tendered.

A look at four books on football

Posted April 10, 2010 @ 11:34 a.m. ET
Tom Danyluk shares his thoughts on a variety of football books he recently had the chance to peruse — two from the vaults and two current tomes.

49ers GM Baalke doing things his way

Posted April 09, 2010 @ 9:36 a.m. ET
One thing that quickly has become clear, according to our 49ers sources, is that acting GM Trent Baalke definitely has his own ideas when it comes to talent evaluation.

49ers re-sign LB Brooks

Posted April 02, 2010 @ 8:03 p.m. ET
The 49ers announced Friday that they have signed LB Ahmad Brooks to a two-year contract.

Niners re-sign free-agent OT Sims

Posted March 23, 2010 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
The 49ers officially announced Tuesday that they have re-signed free-agent OT Barry Sims to a one-year deal. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Sims could receive up to $2.1 million if all the incentives in his contract are met.

Niners owner confirms McCloughan won't be back

Posted March 22, 2010 @ 10:07 p.m. ET
Niners president/CEO Jed York confirmed Monday that Scot McCloughan had been relieved of his duties as the team's general manager and wouldn't be returning to the club. York also said that director of player personnel Trent Baalke ...

McCloughan's fall from grace his own doing

Posted March 20, 2010 @ 11:40 p.m. ET
Despite reports to the contrary, GM Scot McCloughan's stunning fall from grace in San Francisco was his own doing, the way we hear it.

Carr could compete for Niners' starting QB job

Posted March 19, 2010 @ 11:11 a.m. ET
If newly acquired Niners QB David Carr looks clearly better than Alex Smith in training camp, we hear the team could end up seriously considering Carr for a starting role.

Report: 49ers GM McCloughan stepping down

Posted March 18, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
Multiple reports out of the Bay Area have indicated that Niners GM Scot McCloughan is about to resign five weeks before the 2010 draft.

Niners sign free-agent CB Paymah

Posted March 17, 2010 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
The Niners announced the signing of free-agent CB Karl Paymah to a one-year contract. The 6-0, 195-pounder is entering his sixth NFL season after originally being drafted in the third round (76th overall) by the Broncos in 2005.

Niners' Willis wins Butkus Award

Posted March 16, 2010 @ 6:04 p.m. ET
Niners MLB Patrick Willis has been announced as the winner of the second-ever Butkus Award honoring a professional linebacker.

Niners trade Hill to Lions

Posted March 14, 2010 @ 3:16 p.m. ET
The 49ers have traded QB Shaun Hill to the Lions for a seventh-round draft pick in 2011, the Sacramento Bee reports, citing a league source.

Report: 49ers sign QB Carr

Posted March 07, 2010 @ 10:50 p.m. ET
The 49ers have reached a contract agreement with QB David Carr, The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger is reporting, quoting Carr's agent, Mike Sullivan.

Niners more comfortable with Smith as No. 1 QB

Posted March 06, 2010 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
Unlike last season at this time, Niners head coach Mike Singletary said at the NFL Scouting Combine that he feels very good about his team's QB situation with former first-rounder Alex Smith at the helm.

NFC West team needs

Posted March 01, 2010 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
With Marc Bulger showing that he was not the answer and having been released, the Rams desperately need to find a quarterback they can build their offense around. PFW continues its analysis of team needs with a look at the ...

Coin flips determine draft order for six teams

Posted Feb. 26, 2010 @ 9:21 a.m. ET
Three coin flips were conducted to determine the draft order for six teams Friday at the Combine.

Reliving past Super Bowls in South Florida

Posted Jan. 31, 2010 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
With Super Bowl XLIV only a week away, Tom Danyluk looks back at the nine previous Super Bowls held in South Florida, focusing on a highlight or two, or an interesting anecdote, from each game.

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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