QDonte Whitner
DB FA
11 months ago

Whitner (quad) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Whitner strained his quad in last week's game against Chicago and was evaluated during the week. The Redskins can likely secure a playoff spot with a win over the Giants on Sunday but they'll need to rely on Duke Ihenacho and David Bruton for safety help. Whitner will finish with 66 tackles and a forced fumble in 11 games played this year.

QDonte Whitner
DB FA
11 months ago

Whitner is dealing with a quad strain and is not looking good for Sunday's tilt with the Giants according to head coach Jay Gruden, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Look for more updates to come throughout the week but the news doesn't bode well for the veteran safety. Should he be ruled out, Washington would rely heavily on Duke Ihenacho and David Bruton at strong safety Sunday.

QDonte Whitner
DB FA
11 months ago

Whitner notched eight tackles in Sunday's 27-22 win over the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

Whiter was coming off a two-week stretch in which he recorded just six tackles, but aside from those games, he's posted at least eight stops in his other five games since Week 7. As a defensive back, he's an solid source of production, who more often than not, has been consistent.

QDonte Whitner
DB FA
1 year ago

Whitner is expected to see increased action in the nickel position alongside Duke Ihenacho at strong safety this season.

EDGE Analysis

After David Burton (concussion) was placed on the IR, Washington brought in the veteran Whitner to sure-up the secondary. In his second game with the team, the 31-year-old recorded four tackles on 40 defensive snaps. Head coach Jay Gruden said of the safety situation, "You start with Duke and Donte is going to play a lot. It might depend on the package. It might be more nickel for Donte, it might be more base for Duke, or what have you. That's something that we'll decide on a week-to-week basis and a game-to-game basis depending on who we're playing." Look for Whitner to see a similar snap count this weekend against the Lions.

QDonte Whitner
DB FA
1 year ago

Whitner signed a contract with the Redskins on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Whitner has visited with several teams over the past couple months and his signing with the Redskins comes shortly after the team placed both DeAngelo Hall and David Bruton on IR. With the Browns last year, Whitner had 81 tackles, 1.5 sacks, four passes defensed, and a forced fumble. He'll likely be the backup to Duke Ihenacho and Will Blackmon, but Whitner could still start to see snaps right away.

QDonte Whitner
DB FA
1 year ago

Whitner will work out for the Panthers on Friday, NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Whitner totaled 187 tackles over his two-year stint with the Browns, but was released by the team in April. With the Panthers losing safety Roman Harper to the Saints this offseason, Tre Boston has been promoted to their starting position, so signing Whitner would restore a veteran presence to help the depth of Carolina's secondary.

QDonte Whitner
DB FA
2 years ago1 Comment

Whitner will visit with the Rams this week, NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Whitner was released by the Browns earlier this month, ending a two-year stint in Cleveland that included 187 total tackles. On the back of such production, Whitner has drawn interest from the Rams, who lost safety Rodney McLeon in free agency. With only three safeties on the Rams' current roster, Whitner could add valuable experience to Los Angeles' secondary, should a contract agreement surface from his visit.

QDonte Whitner
DB FA
2 years ago

Whitner was released by the Browns on Saturday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

Whitner had a solid season in Cleveland, during which he was the second leading tackler on the team with 81 combined tackles to go along with 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble. With as much productivity he had during his 2015-16 campaign, it's a bit of a surprise the Browns aren't keeping the 30-year-old around. Expect Whitner to sign on with another squad, but his IDP fantasy value may take a hit.

QDonte Whitner
DB FA
2 years ago

Whitner, who had just one tackle in Week 17, finished the year second on the team with 81 combined tackles (58 solo), 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble.

EDGE Analysis

Whitner may have been able to flirt with last season's team-leading total, but he missed two games earlier in the year due to a concussion. He broke a streak of recording an interception in five straight seasons, but still managed a career-best sack total, as the Browns seemingly had to get more creative with their pass rush scheme. At 30 years old, he'll have several more seasons under contract to cement his legacy in the league, though his year's as a productive IDP option may be dwindling.

QDonte Whitner
DB FA
2 years ago

Whitner (concussion) is listed as active for Monday night's game against the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

Whitner, who has missed two straight games, is thus set to resume his strong safety duties in tandem with free safety Tashaun Gipson, a bit of good news for the Browns' secondary, with cornerback Joe Haden ruled out Monday. To date, Whitner has racked up 55 tackles and a forced fumbles in eight games.