Donte Whitner Drawing Interest From Cleveland Browns, Others

By DJ Byrnes on March 10, 2014 at 12:56p

The Cleveland Browns, who appear to be ready to let their best safety (TJ Ward) walk away in free agency, could be hoping to replace one smash-mouth hitter with another.

Donte Hitner Whitner, who has played for the San Francisco 49ers since 2009, is now a free agent, and the Browns (among others) have interest:

Whitner is from the Cleveland area and played his high school ball at Cleveland Glenville. The Browns have ogles of cap space, and re-union could be in order if the money is right.

Source: @Eric_Branch

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route4buckeye's picture

I'm a Colts fan but your secondary would be bad ass if this happens Browns fans. Haden and Hitner.

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JYBUCKEYE's picture

Please let this happen.  I have to admit I have a lot more faith in Ray Farmer just for being interested.  


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IH8UOFM's picture

Arent we still "rebuilding"?

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AkronBuckeye13's picture

Rebuilding since '99.

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dubjayfootball90's picture

such a sad, yet true, statement.

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

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Clever Statement

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Buckeyeneer's picture

This would make too much sense for the Browns to do it.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes

THE Ohio State University

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osu07asu10's picture

Give Farmer this off-season...but yes I agree

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Whoa Nellie's picture

How can the Browns, who have finally amassed some quality players and have the opportunity to draft several more, be stupid enough to let their Pro Bowl safety and Pro Bowl center become free agents?  T.J. Ward and Alex Mack have been home runs for this team, and they are just coming into their primes.  Do the Browns think they're emulating the Patriots?

I love Donte Whitner, and I'd take him in a heartbeat, but why?

“Don’t fear criticism. The stands are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the field are the doers, they make mistakes because they attempt many things.”

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Mizzillion's picture

Looks like Revis might be available, too.  Haden, Whitner and Revis, anyone?  The Browns certainly have the cap space.