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Donte Whitner

29-Year-Old Safety – Cleveland Browns

2013 Defensive Stats

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

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...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  4

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 to a four-year, $28 million deal with the Browns in March of 2014.

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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
2007 21 15 - 89 - 0 - 1 0 - 0 - - - -
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
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Donte Whitner – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Strong Safety

Snap Count Stats

939

Defensive Snaps in 2013

Donte Whitner was on the field for 939 of his team's snaps on defense in 2013.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Donte Whitner was on the field for 1 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Def ST
2011 - -
2012 1040 0
2013 939 1
Donte Whitner 2013 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 Mia 62 0 7 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Bal 70 0 5 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Min 72 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Cin
5 Buf
6 Det 66 0 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @GB 38 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @KC 67 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Bal
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Cin 69 0 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Pit
13 Jax 58 0 9 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @NE 53 0 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Chi 51 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @NYJ
17 @Pit 0 0 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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  (View College Stats & News)
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
Cleveland Browns Team Injury Report
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Donte Whitner: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Whitner was credited with five tackles (three solo) and had one interception during Monday's 27-6 win over the Redskins.

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Whitner (knee) is active for Sunday's contest versus the Jaguars in London.

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Whitner (knee) is probable for Sunday's game against Jacksonville.

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Whitner is out for the remainder of Sunday's game with a knee injury, CSN Bay Area reports.

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Whitner (knee) is active for Sunday's game against St. Louis.

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Whitner (knee) is probable for Sunday's game against St. Louis, 49ers.com reports.

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Whitner was credited with five solo tackles and returned an interception for a touchdown early in the third quarter of the 49ers' win over the Saints on Sunday.

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Whitner (hip) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

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Whitner (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Philadelphia, 49ers.com reports.

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Head coach Jim Harbaugh said Friday that he expects Whitner (hip) to be ready to play Sunday against the Eagles, the Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows reports.

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Whitner injured his hip during Sunday's game against the Bengals, The Sacramento Bee reports.

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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.