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.
Bengals signed SS Donte Whitner to a two-year contract.
According to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Bengals' interest in free agent SS Donte Whitner appears to have "cooled off."
According to ESPN's John Clayton, there is a "good chance" free agent S Donte Whitner will sign with the Bengals.
The Buffalo News confirms that free agent SS Donte Whitner "appears certain to sign elsewhere" after five seasons as a Bill.
Free agent S Donte Whitner could be targeted by the Browns once the transactions freeze is lifted.
Free agent S Donte Whitner refuses to rule out re-signing with the Bills even if all signs point to the team going in a different direction.
Bills GM Buddy Nix strongly indicated on a radio show Monday that the team has no intentions of retaining free agent SS Donte Whitner.
The Bills' selection of SS Da'Norris Searcy "sends a clear message" to free agent Donte Whitner, according to the Buffalo News.
The Buffalo News confirms that the Bills' courting of Bob Sanders indicates the team is ready to "move on" from free agent SS Donte Whitner.
Impending free agent SS Donte Whitner expressed unhappiness with the Bills' latest contract offer.
Bills SS Donte Whitner revealed that he's had discussions with the team about a contract extension.