Michael Wilhoite LB SF 22 Days
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 3 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.