Browns SS Donte Whitner exited Week 8 against the Cardinals with a concussion.
Browns SS Donte Whitner has opted against changing his last name to "Hitner."
Browns signed SS Donte Whitner to a four-year, $28 million contract.
NFL.com's Aditi Kinkhabwala reports the Browns are "getting close" with free agents Donte Whitner and Arthur Moats.
Dustin Fox of the Browns Radio Network reports free agent SS Donte Whitner is "likely headed" to Cleveland "when the signing period begins."
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the Browns are "very serious" about signing free agent Donte Whitner.
The New York Daily News reports the Jets have interest in free agent SS Donte Whitner and RB Maurice Jones-Drew.
CSN Bay Area reports the 49ers are not expected to use the franchise tag this offseason.
CSN Bay Area expects impending 49ers free agents SS Donte Whitner and CB Tarell Brown to reach the open market.
49ers SS Donte Whitner has filed official paperwork to change his last name to "Hitner."
49ers SS Donte Whitner (hip) will play in Week 4 against the Eagles.
49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said SS Donte Whitner (hip) is "highly questionable" for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
The 49ers will use use Donte Whitner as a "true" strong safety, allowing him to "morph into a linebacker" in nickel packages.
49ers signed SS Donte Whitner to a three-year, $11.75 million contract, including $4 million guaranteed.