Michael Wilhoite LB SF 10 Days

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 29 Days

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 2 Months

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.

Michael Wilhoite LB SF 4 Months

Former UDFA LB Michael Wilhoite played with the first team during OTAs.

Wilhoite seems to be the front-runner to replace the injured NaVorro Bowman, but he will have to hold off rookie LB Chris Borland and second-year LB Nick Moody for the job. No matter who starts, the 49ers will likely use a rotation until Bowman returns. Bowman is expected to start the season on the PUP list but should return by mid-season.

Michael Wilhoite LB SF Nov 30 '12

49ers promoted LB Michael Wilhoite from their practice squad.

Undrafted out of Washburn, Wilhoite may get a look on special teams if he makes it up on game days. By using the roster spot on Wilhoite instead of a kicker, it's a sign that David Akers (pelvis) is healthy enough to play on Sunday.