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Washington to sign Donte Whitner

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Washington is adding some veteran depth to its secondary.

Free agent safety Donte Whitner, who worked out in Washington yesterday, is signing with the team today, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

The Browns cut Whitner in April and he’s been a free agent since, although he has drawn interest from several teams, including the Rams, Panthers and Giants. He apparently was waiting until he found the right offer, and he got that offer in Washington.

The Bills made Whitner the No. 8 overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft and he played five years in Buffalo. He then played three years for the 49ers and two for the Browns.

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18 Responses to “Washington to sign Donte Whitner”
  1. amaf21 says: Oct 5, 2016 1:29 PM

    Welcome to the Washington REDSKINS Donte. #HTTR

  2. jimnaizeeum says: Oct 5, 2016 1:29 PM

    Don’t know how much he can contribute, he was cut by the Browns.

  3. ragnarthemagnificent says: Oct 5, 2016 1:31 PM

    Whatever his market value is, Washington will double it. That’ll show em.

  4. kneedragr says: Oct 5, 2016 1:38 PM

    Glad they signed him, the D needs help. Now go get pot roast.

  5. factschecker says: Oct 5, 2016 1:43 PM

    He’s going to tackle their bee problem.

  6. FlikeMorio says: Oct 5, 2016 1:49 PM

    Remember when he was kinda good and wanted to change his last name to Hitner? Good times.

  7. stoopidfool says: Oct 5, 2016 1:57 PM

    good move by the REDSKINS

  8. abninf says: Oct 5, 2016 2:09 PM

    Congress is signing him.

  9. deshackle says: Oct 5, 2016 2:14 PM

    I hope they’re signing him to play nose tackle or inside linebacker.

  10. darcrequiem says: Oct 5, 2016 2:36 PM

    As long as he can tackle, he’ll be an upgrade.p

  11. jerrysglassescleaner says: Oct 5, 2016 2:36 PM

    Where players come to get overpaid and call it a career. Welcome to the Washington (Will not mention mascot because of racial slur) . At least Detriot makes its own players quit. Washington actually goes out and over pays trash. Good retirement plan if your an aging veteran. This is why the NFC East will always belong to Jerry Jones and his America’s Team.

  12. nookers says: Oct 5, 2016 2:43 PM

    You will regret this.

  13. ggagne66 says: Oct 5, 2016 2:57 PM

    A washed up player who nobody else wanted to pay more than the veteran minimum, and the Skins open their checkbook once again. Shocking. So much for all the talk about change.

  14. dirtydrynn27 says: Oct 5, 2016 2:59 PM

    Hey jerrysglasscleaner!!!!

    At least the Redskins players are not on suspension or under arrest!!!

  15. connfyoozed says: Oct 5, 2016 3:05 PM

    He looked positively terrible last year for the Browns. I’m not sure he has much left.

  16. daltonsdumptruck says: Oct 5, 2016 3:45 PM

    He’s so bad

  17. joparks2012 says: Oct 5, 2016 7:12 PM

    Honestly, we are 4+ weeks into the season. Does anyone on this board actually think there are all-pros walking the streets looking for an NFL job. You get what you get at this point and you pay what you pay to get it. In their mind, he was the best of what was out there. Too many people on this board have no understanding of supply and demand. I’m sure if none of their players got hurt they wouldn’t have signed him. This isn’t like baseball or hockey where each team has a minor league team to develop talent and bring them up in case someone gets hurt.

  18. arcross12042004scorp15 says: Oct 6, 2016 7:33 AM

    Whitner is a great tackler and solid in run support. His problem is coverage of taller receivers. Good OCs will iso taller receivers / TEs on Whitner, and that is why he is available.

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