Michael Wilhoite LB SF 2 weeks ago

With news of Chris Borland's retirement, Wilhoite is next in line to start at middle linebacker for the 49ers this season.

While Wilhoite is next on the depth chart, there is no guarantee that he will start as the 49ers will likely draft another middle linebacker in the draft. If he were to win the job out of training camp, he still wouldn't be a strong IDP option. Wilhoite recorded 87 tackles and zero sacks despite starting for the majority of the season last year.

Michael Wilhoite LB SF 3 months ago

Wilhoite recorded nine tackles (eight solo) and picked off his second pass of the season in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.

With injuries to the 49ers' starting linebackers, Wilhoite was asked to start for the entire 2014 season. He finished with 87 tackles (67 solo), no sacks, and a pair of interceptions. His tackle totals were decent, but his IDP performance was otherwise disappointing considering how much playing time he received. Wilhoite will enter free agency in 2015 and could provide linebacker depth for whoever he signs with.

Michael Wilhoite LB SF 3 months ago

Wilhoite (hip) recorded nine tackles (eight solo) in Saturday's overtime loss to the Chargers.

Wilhoite filled the void left by Chris Borland (ankle) and led the 49ers in tackles for the first time this season. He hasn't produced much from an IDP standpoint while starting all season, but he could be a solid source of tackles against the Cardinals next week.

Michael Wilhoite LB SF 3 months ago

Wilhoite (hip) is active for Saturday's game against San Diego.

Despite some underwhelming tackle totals on the year, Wilhoite might have some IDP success since tackle hogs Chris Borland (ankle) and Patrick Willis (toe) are both out.

Michael Wilhoite LB SF 3 months ago

Wilhoite (hip) is questionable for Sunday's game against San Diego.

The 49ers are already without Chris Borland, Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman at inside linebacker, so they'd be extremely thin at the position if Wilhoite can't suit up. He generally seems like a good bet to play after logging limited practices Thursday and Friday.

Michael Wilhoite LB SF 4 months ago

Wilhoite collected seven tackles (four solo) picked off his first pass of the season in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Lost in all of the buzz surrounding rookie teammate Chris Borland, Wilhoite continues to put up solid tackle numbers for the 49ers this year. NaVorro Bowman (knee) is returning to practice this week, but there have been reports that he may not suit up this season after tearing his ACL in the NFC Championship game last season. If he were to remain sidelined, then Wilhoite would continue to start alongside Borland and provide a handful of tackles.

Michael Wilhoite LB SF 5 months ago

Wilhoite recorded seven tackles (all solo) in Sunday's loss to the Broncos.

The seven tackles were a season-high, and Wilhoite now has 33 combined tackles through seven games. Outside of the tackles, Wilhoite hasn't provided much value anywhere else. NaVorro Bowman (knee) is eligible to return, but will still need weeks of recovery before being ready to take the field, so Wilhoite should continue to be a solid source of tackles for the time being.

Michael Wilhoite LB SF 6 months ago

Wilhoite led San Francisco with six tackles (five solo) Sunday. He also forced a fumble in the 23-14 loss to the Cardinals.

Wilhoite can not replicate the stats that NaVorro Bowman (knee) normally produces, but he has filled in admirably with 14 tackles and Sunday's forced fumble. He is definitely worth a look in IDP leagues until Bowman returns to the field.

Michael Wilhoite LB SF 7 months ago

Wilhoite appears to have won the battle for the starting middle linebacker position heading into week 1, CSN Bay Area reports.

This shouldn't come as too much of a surprise as coach Harbaugh had been leaning towards the veteran over rookie Chris Borland. Wilhoite averaged 10 tackles in the two games he started last year, so he could be a cheap source of stops in IDP leagues.

Michael Wilhoite LB SF 8 months ago

Wilhoite continues to work with the first-team defense during training camp and expects to start alongside Patrick Willis this season, the Sacramento Bee reports.

NaVorro Bowman (leg) is expected to miss a chunk of the 2014 season, opening the door for Wilhoite to get significant playing time. In two starts last season, Wilhoite recorded 20 combined tackles, making him an intriguing IDP option in drafts this year.