30-Year-Old Free Agent Donte Whitner Is Working Hard to Impress NFL Teams

Ex-Cleveland Browns strong safety Donte Whitner has not been taking the off-season lightly. The free agent has been working hard in the gym hoping to attract offers from other NFL teams for the 2016 season. RELATED: Inside the Super Bowl Playbook: San Francisco 49ers Safety Donte Whitner Talks Man Coverage   The 30-year old was cut by the Browns in early April, and he's been...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals should sign Donte Whitner

Former San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns strong safety Donte Whitner is currently a free agent, having been released by the Browns earlier in the offseason. Recently, former Browns and current Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Karlos Dansby verbally petitioned for his new club to ink Whitner to a deal. And the Bengals’ front office should listen to him. Having lost veteran safety...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

The purge continues: Browns release safety Donte Whitner

Trying to take some attention away from NCAA Men’s Final Four Saturday night, the Cleveland Browns announced that they have released starting safety Donte Whitner. Here’s Sashi Brown via press release: “It is important for us to thank Donte for all of his contributions to the Cleveland Browns over the last two seasons. His passion for this city and dedication to his craft was...
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April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Donte Whitner dogs Browns organization on way out the door

Donte Whitner was released by the Cleveland Browns on Saturday and took somewhat of a parting shot at the team afterwards. Whitner bid the city adieu and then expressed disappointment with the timing of the move: I just wish they had common courtesy and would've done it weeks ago when free agency was going on... #25thHour... But I'll bounce back! — DonteHitner (@DonteWhitner...
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April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Josh Gordon reacts to report suggesting he ‘hit rock bottom'

Josh Gordon has not appeared in an NFL game since 2014, and there was a stretch of time when the Cleveland Browns wide receiver was not exactly focused on staying in shape. On Monday, Browns safety Donte Whitner told reporters at the Cleveland Auto Show that it was not too long ago that Gordon weighed as much as a linebacker. “Over the last couple months, just watching him, watching...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

The Browns could cut Donte Whitner for cash and cap reasons

Donte Whitner is a hometown favorite and has been productive at times. The former Tarblooder and Buckeye seemed to start the 2015 season poorly, at least in the eyes of most fans and pundits, improving as the season went along. The team, of course, didn’t reap any benefits in the win column, however. As a 30-year-old defensive back who is almost certainly out of his prime, he...
Via Waiting For Next Year
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Donte Whitner talks Browns hope and hometown pride with The MMQB

As part of its NFL preseason coverage, The MMQB published a piece on Tuesday called “If You Believe Every Year…”. The article, which will give you a lot of feelings, talks about what it means — and what it takes — for Browns fans to stay so unflinchingly loyal, year after year. Of course, we already know the answers to the “how” and the “why” of our own fandom....
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Donte Whitner’s revealing pre-game speech inspired Browns before Bengals game

At the end of the Cleveland Browns’ pre-game meeting at their Cincinnati hotel, defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil asked strong safety and Cleveland native Donte Whitner to address the team. According to Akron Beacon Journal columnist Marla Ridenour, Whitner delivered a revealing speech that struck a chord with his teammates, inspiring them prior to their Thursday night game against...
Via Waiting For Next Year
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Whitner gets feisty on Twitter, takes shots at Bills, Talley

Donte Whitner seems to have what some people like to call "Twitter muscles." The Cleveland Browns safety went on a rant Thursday night after NFL Network unveiled its annual Top 100, as voted on by other players. Whitner, who did not make the cut, used Twitter to question the validity of the rankings and voting process. When a fan expressed surprise that Whitner didn't make the Top...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Top-10 Safeties: Whitner needs depth in Cleveland

Safety is an ever-important position in the NFL. Where would the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks be without their terrific saftety duo of Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas? Definitely not world champions. In order to be a dominant defense, an NFL team needs strong and versatile safeties who are fast enough to cover wide receivers, and tough enough to stop a 250-pound running back...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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