Donte Whitner RUMORS & NEWS

  • Donte Whitner visits the Rams

    Pro Football Talk "Yes, the Browns gave safety Donte Whitner a long-delayed entry into free agency. No, that isn’t stopping the veteran defensive back from drawing interest. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Whitner has arrived in Los Angeles for a visit with the Rams." April 10

  • Should the Bengals try to sign former Browns safety Donte Whitner?

    Cincy Jungle "Earlier this week, the Cleveland Browns made a decision to release Donte Whitner. This news comes at a time when the Bengals are also dealing with issues at the safety position, given Reggie Nelson is signing a two-year deal with the Raiders, leaving their depth in question. Although Whitner is..." April 07

  • Cleveland Browns release safety Donte Whitner, who wishes team would've had 'common courtesy' to do it sooner

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Safety Donte Whitner was released by the Browns Saturday and criticized his hometown team for waiting until almost a month after free agency started to let him go. "I just wish they had the common courtesy and would've done it weeks ago when free agency was going on,'' Whitner, 30, tweeted..." April 03

  • Browns' Donte Whitner not worried he's next: 'I want to win a championship in Cleveland'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "In the wake of linebacker Karlos Dansby and receiver Dwayne Bowe being released Wednesday, Safety Donte Whitner said Wednesday he hasn't been given any indication by the Browns that he's next, and is eager to get back to work. "I'm not thinking about that,'' Whitner told "I'm..." March 17

  • Donte Whitner still believes Johnny Manziel can be starter in NFL: ‘Unfortunately, it won’t happen here’

    Akron Beacon Journal "The seriousness of Johnny Manziel’s problems have hit Browns strong safety Donte Whitner, yet the veteran still believes Manziel can be a starting quarterback in the NFL. Whitner saw a video obtained by showing Manziel drinking from a bottle of champagne while donning a wide-brimmed..." March 01

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #Browns S Donte Whitner has talked to Tashaun Gipson: "I don't think he's too hopeful he's going to be back"

  • Donte Whitner: I’ve been told Browns will cut guys who don’t buy in

    Pro Football Talk "Browns safety Donte Whitner was signed this year in part to be a veteran leader. But many of the young players on the Browns’ roster don’t seem to want a veteran leader to push them. Now Whitner says he has an assurance from the team’s decision makers that those young players are on the way..." December 29

  • Twitter battle may light a needed spark for Bills

    Buffalo News "For the most part, I enjoyed Donte Whitner when he played in Buffalo. He was bright, engaging and passionate, a guy who spoke his mind and wore his heart on his sleeve. When the Bills played in his hometown of Cleveland, it made for a nice story about the native son returning home. This..." November 27

  • Donte Whitner was raised tough and he's brought that attitude and leadership to the Cleveland Browns

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Donte Whitner stood in the tunnel that leads to the FirstEnergy Stadium field Sunday and pointed a finger at cornerback Justin Gilbert. Music blared. Fans roared. Primal emotions welled as the Browns prepared to be introduced for their home opener. In that moment Whitner, who became the man of..." September 19

  • No Hitner for Whitner: 'A lot of paperwork for one letter'

    Fox Sports Ohio "Browns defensive back Donte Whitner admitted he thought of legally changing his name to Donte Hitner, but too much paperwork was required. "I don't think it's a possibility," he said. "I don't want to change all my credit cards, mortgages and everything. It's a lot of paperwork for one..." May 01

  • Donte Whitner expects to be a Cleveland Brown by 4 p.m. today

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "49ers safety Donte Whitner expects to sign with his hometown Cleveland Browns shortly after 4 p.m. today, a source close to Whitner told If all goes as planned, Whitner will agree to a deal with the Browns right way, say farewell to the 49ers and their fans and head back home to..." March 11

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    Source told #Browns "are very serious'' about signing Cleveland native Donte Whitner, 49ers safety. He'd replace Ward

  • 49ers Prefer Whiter but 'Good Chance' They Bring Back Both Whitner, Brown

    Bleacher Report "The San Francisco 49ers have several key free agents in the secondary this offseason. The 49ers will have to make tough decisions on retaining safety Donte Whitner and cornerback Tarell Brown. Will they be able to re-sign both players? Will they have to decide between the two? Watch as..." February 07

  • 49ers' Whitner: Drew Brees a 'little guy' who can't take a hit

    CSN Bay Area "Safety Donte Whitner dreams of a playoff rematch against the New Orleans Saints. A couple days after the 49ers’ loss to the Saints on Oct. 17, Whitner informed the media via Twitter he had some things he wanted to get off his chest. But he did not make himself available to the media last week...." November 28

  • Whitner can't change name to 'Hitner' until after the season

    Sacramento Bee "The "W" will remain. For now. Safety Donte Whitner, who last month filed paperwork in Ohio to change his name to Donte Hitner, did not go through with the name change. Whitner's application was scheduled to be considered in Cuyahoga County Probate Court today. Instead, Whitner withdrew the..." November 20

  • 49ers' Donte Whitner to play Sunday despite sprained knee

    San Jose Mercury News "Safety Donte Whitner says the "small sprain" to his knee won't keep him out of the 49ers' game Sunday. But he also won't be 100 percent. Whitner didn't have to risk re-injuring it on a muddy practice field Friday, at least. The 49ers moved their practice site from The Grove in the Hertfordshire..." October 25

  • 49ers safety: I'm now Donte Hitner

    ESPN "San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner who has revealed he was fined $21000 by the league for a hit during last Thursday night's victory over the St. Louis Rams said Wednesday he's dropping the "W" from his last name. "I actually put the paperwork in yesterday afternoon. Just waiting to get..." October 03

  • Donte Whitner Fined $21K for Big Hit vs. Rams "Donte Whitner received a fine from the NFL for his unnecessary roughness penalty against the St. Louis Rams. Whitner told reporters he was fined $21000 for a jarring fourth-quarter hit on Rams wide receiver Chris Givens that dislodged the ball and prevented a Rams touchdown. Whitner was flagged..." October 02

  • 49ers Whitner Tweets Terrell Owens & Chad Johnson Would Fit 49ers

    Niner Noise "Two of the most controversial receivers in the history of Football have been searching for jobs the past couple years, Terrell Owens and Chad Johnson both have had great careers and both are looking to rebound with a team to prove that they can still play. San Francisco 49ers Safety Donte Whitner..." July 04

  • 49ers salary cap 2013, cut candidates: Donte Whitner

    Niners Nation "One of the trademarks of the 49ers defense the last two years has been the hard-hitting nature of their two safeties. Dashon Goldson and Donte Whitner have their weaknesses, but the fury they bring with their hits keeps the heads of opposing receivers on a swivel when they come across the middle..." February 11

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