Bills G.M. Buddy Nix recently seemed to close the door on safety Donte Whitner’s career in Buffalo.
“Donte Whitner I don’t think wants to be here, and he probably won’t,” Nix told The Shredd & Ragan Show on WEDG.
Whitner disagrees with Nix’s assessment. “He actually said, he didn’t think I wanted to be there so I wouldn’t,” Whitner told the Associated Press. “Well, I have something to say about that. I don’t think I’ve ever said that I don’t want to be there. I do want to be a Buffalo Bill.”
Whitner, a top-10 draft pick in 2006 who received a one-year restricted free agency tender before the lockout started, isn’t averse to the possibility of accepting the offer. “I wouldn’t have any problem with that,” Whitner said. “I’m not going to go in there and be a cancer to the football team. I’m not going to go in there and act out of character. I’m going to go in there and do what I’ve been doing for the past five years. I’m going to lead.”
Some Bills fans would argue that it would be out of character for Whitner to actually lead.