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Donte Whitner

31-Year-Old Safety – Washington Redskins

2016 Defensive Stats

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2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

There was no outlook written for Donte Whitner in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

2016 ADP:

Bye Week:  9

HT: 5' 10"   WT: 208   DOB: 7/24/1985  College: Ohio State  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Donte Whitner Contract Information:

Signed a contract with the Redskins in October of 2016.

October 18, 2016  –  Donte Whitner News

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Whitner is expected to see increased action in the nickel position alongside Duke Ihenacho at strong safety this season.

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Donte Whitner NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2008 22 13 - 61 - 1 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2009 23 10 - 57 - 0 - 2 1 - 0 - - - -
2010 24 BUF 16 138 95 43 0.5 7 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2011 25 SF 15 62 49 13 0 10 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 0
2012 26 SF 16 82 61 21 0 4 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0
2013 27 SF 16 73 58 15 0 12 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2014 28 CLE 16 106 69 37 0 5 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2015 29 CLE 14 81 58 23 1.5 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2016 30 WAS 7 43 34 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Donte Whitner – Playing Time Overview

Depth Chart Status   (See Full Depth Chart)

#2 Strong Safety
  1. Duke Ihenacho
  2. Donte Whitner
  3. David Bruton
Washington Redskins

Snap Count Stats

370

Defensive Snaps in 2016

Donte Whitner was on the field for 370 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Donte Whitner was on the field for 10 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2014 1153 22
2015 850 1
2016 370 10
Donte Whitner 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 FREE AGENT Free Agent
2 FREE AGENT Free Agent
3 FREE AGENT Free Agent
4 FREE AGENT Free Agent
5 @Bal 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Phi 40 6 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Det 53 0 8 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Cin 88 0 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 BYE Bye Week
10 Min 67 0 8 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 GB 65 0 10 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Dal 52 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Ari
14 @Phi
15 Car
16 @Chi
17 NYG

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Donte Whitner
As Compared To Other Safeties
Height:   5' 10"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   208 lbs
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.40 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time
Not Available
Cone Drill
Not Available
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   40 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   132 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   18 reps
GOOD
Washington Redskins Team Injury Report
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Donte Whitner: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Whitner signed a contract with the Redskins on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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Whitner will work out for the Panthers on Friday, NFL.com reports.

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Whitner will visit with the Rams this week, NFL.com reports.

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Whitner was released by the Browns on Saturday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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Whitner, who had just one tackle in Week 17, finished the year second on the team with 81 combined tackles (58 solo), 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble.

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Whitner (concussion) is listed as active for Monday night's game against the Ravens.

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Whitner (concussion) returned to the practice field Wednesday, Nate Ulrich of Ohio.com reports.

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Whitner (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game.

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Whitner (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

There was no outlook written for Donte Whitner.

2015

Whitner is one of the prime IDP options on the Browns, as he racks up tackles from the safety position while also representing a turnover threat. Last year he saw his best combined tackle total (106) since 2010, and with the scheme largely similar, Whitner should have no problem replicating those numbers in his 10th NFL season. Even though he'll be on the wrong side of 30 in 2015, durability hasn't been a concern of late, as he's only missed one game in the last five seasons.

2014

Whitner tried to drop the "W' in his name to become "hitner" in order to reflect his playing style. He is an aggressive safety that can rack up tackles but hasn't recorded anywhere near his 140-tackle season of 2010 with the Buffalo Bills in the past few years. Playing his last few seasons with the 49ers may have accounted for some of the decline, so his IDP value should receive a boost in 2014 with the Browns and could make him a top-30 option at defensive back.

2013

Whitner lead the 49ers' secondary in tackles with 83, but lost fellow safety Dashan Goldson to Tampa Bay in free agency. Whitner remains the 49ers starting strong safety for the upcoming season.

2011

Whitner ended up with the 49ers in August, filling a pretty big void. With Jairus Byrd and George Wilson already under contract, the Bills seemingly handed Whitner the eviction notice by selecting Da'Norris Searcy in the fourth round of the 2011 draft. Whitner, a run-stopping specialist, figures to have a good chance to start at strong safety in 2011. He shouldn't be expected to match his gigantic total of 140 tackles (96 solo) last year, and he almost never makes plays in coverage, but Whitner should be a decent bet to approach triple-digit tackles as long as he starts.

2010

Whitner will be returning to his more familiar strong safety role under the Bills' new coaching staff in 2010, and he's expected to be the starter. Whitner has had a lot of ups and downs following his selection as the eighth overall pick in 2006, but some of that has been due to injuries. The team brass likes him a lot more than the fan base, hence there was little substance behind rumors that he might not be part of the team's plans any more. That said, the secondary is by far the strongest spot on this defense, and Bryan Scott will be pushing Whitner for playing time. He's an IDP option in deeper league, though he's never been a big playmaker and you'd have to watch the time the backups behind him and Jairus Byrd are getting, as Scott and George Wilson are both very capable safeties.

2009

Whitner, normally a good tackles guy, had troubles with a shoulder injury in 2008 and finished with a disappointing 61 total tackles, a sack and a pass defensed. He had a good excuse, missing three games and parts of others with the nagging injury. The knock on his IDP value is in his lack of big plays -- no fumbles and two interceptions in three NFL seasons -- but part of that is because he's been playing almost exclusive strong safety, which in the Bills' system doesn't attack the ball a whole lot. This season, however, will likely see Whitner at free safety in many packages. One hundred total tackles and 3-4 picks would seem to be a possibility, and we like him as a bounce-back candidate.

2008

Whitner's high tackle total from 2006 (105) is what made him such an intriguing IDP selection in last year's draft. His tackle total dropped to 89 last season, but he still holds value. Whitner is good in coverage and should see his play-making stats build (the Bills plan to use him as both a strong safety and a free safety this season to get him around the ball more) as he continues to rack up the tackles.

2007

When a rookie places fifth among all defensive backs with 104 total tackles, you stand up and take notice. As a strong safety, Whitner's job in part is to support the run, and he does it with abandon. At 5-11, 205, he's not too large, but is very strong for that size. Strong safeties tend to be the worst defensive backs in coverage, but Whitner shows strong versatility with his speed and playmaking skills. That he had just one interception last year, then, is misleading and there's potential for him to expand that role this year, especially with the Bills going to more man-to-man coverage on defense (which will give Whitner more plays on the ball). Speaking of expanding, with the Bills losing London Fletcher-Baker and Takeo Spikes this offseason, a lack of linebacker experience in front of Whitner likely will allow him to poach even more tackles this year.

2006

The rookie, assuming he doesn't miss too much of camp, will have a chance to compete for the starting strong safety role, trying to beat out Matt Bowen and Coy Wire. Whitner may have been taken a bit early at No. 8 overall, but any time a team can plug a huge hole with an instant starter, that can't be bad. Whitner, a vicious hitter with the speed to cover elite tight ends or slot receivers, was the second-best player on a dynamic Buckeyes defense, behind linebacker A.J. Hawk. Keep an eye on his progress if your IDP league runs deep. He may not be a stats monger in Year 1, but it should happen sometime soon in his career. Update: Whitner impressed early and won the starting job, beating out an injured Bowen and an overmatched Wire.