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49ers defense vows to stay dominant after big stars depart

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Linebacker Michael Wilhoite calls him ''Mangenius.'' That nickname for Niners defensive coordinator Eric Mangini might just catch on if San Francisco can replicate its defensive shutdown of Minnesota this weekend against a tougher test: on the road at Pittsburgh in a short week. ''With all the tools that we installed in OTAs and fall camp, we just showed...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Wilhoite put on active roster, returns to practice

The 49ers welcomed a familiar face back to the practice field. Michael Wilhoite, who started 16 games last year, was removed from the active/non-football injury (NFI) list and placed on the active roster.Wilhoite had been sidelined with was diagnosed as a leg strain, but allowed his first practice went about as planned.“It was good,” Wilhoite told reporters, via the team website...
Via Fox Sports
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers ILB Michael Wilhoite Signs Exclusive Rights Tender

49ers ILB Michael Wilhoite officially signed his exclusive rights tender on Wednesday, according to the NFL Transactions release. This, of course, means Wilhoite is in line to be restricted free agent in 2016, barring a contract extension. General manager Trent Baalke told reporters a few months ago that they were working on a new contract for Wilhoite, but there hasn’t...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: San Francisco 49ers LB Michael Wilhoite Makes Beautiful Interception During OTAs

Linebacker Michael Wilhoite had a harder time getting to the NFL than a lot of guys. After going undrafted coming out of Washburn University in 2011 he was picked up by the Omaha Nighthawks of the short lived United Football League. Upon the conclusion of the season he was signed to the 49ers practice squad, resigned to the practice squad for the '12 season, but has been on the...
Via FatManWriting
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

The time is ripe for 49ers linebacker Michael Wilhoite to get an extension

This offseason has not been kind to the San Francisco 49ers organization or their fans. A number of key players have left in free agency, and a couple more have retired. Nowhere has the sting been felt more accutely than at the linebacker position, which has seen Patrick Willis and Chris Borland retire, and Chase Thomas go down with an ACL injury. Also, Navorro Bowman is still recovering...
Via cover32
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: 49ers Trying To Trade ILB Michael Wilhoite

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, citing multiple sources, reports that the 49ers are trying to trade ILB Michael Wilhoite. According to a league source who spoke with Barrows, the 49ers are looking for a sixth- or seventh-round draft pick in return for Wilhoite. Barrows mentions that while Wilhoite has been value player on both defense and special ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Wilhoite ‘Much More Confident’ as He Prepares to Step in For NaVorro Bowman

Michael Wilhoite has been here before. For the second year in a row, the 27-year-old is tasked with filling in for an all-pro member of the San Francisco 49ers linebacking corp. Last time it was Patrick Willis. Now, it’s NaVorro Bowman, who could be sidelined for the entire first half of the season. As he explained on the third day of training camp, Wilhoite is feeling better prepared than...
Via BaySportsNet
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Transactions: 49ers, Giants, Lions, Raiders & Ravens

  49ers 49ers LB Michael Wilhoite signed his exclusive-rights free agent tender on Monday, according to the NFL transactions release. Giants Giants C Dallas Reynolds officially signed his exclusive-rights free agent tender, according to the NFL transactions release. Lions Lions signed defensive backs Nate Ness and Aaron Hester on Monday, according to the NFL transactions release...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers Tender Offers To DL Demarcus Dobbs & LB Michael Wilhoite

  Tom Pelissero reports that the 49ers have tendered offers to restricted free agent DL Demarcus Dobbs, as well as exclusive rights free agent LB Michael Wilhoite. Dobbs, 26, signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia back in 2011. He appeared in 16 games for the 49ers last season and totaled 14 tackles and a pass defensed. Wilhoite, 27, also signed with...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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