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Michael Wilhoite | Linebacker

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/7/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 240
College: Washburn
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49ers ILB Michael Wilhoite has won the starting job opposite Patrick Willis.
Wilhoite beat out Chris Borland for the right to fill in for Navorro Bowman (knee). It's quite possible the two will end up rotating, curbing any potential IDP appeal. Sep 4 - 3:20 PM

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DC Vic Fangio said the ILB competition between Michael Wilhoite and Chris Borland is too close to call.

This is the battle to see who will hold down the spot next to Patrick Willis until Navorro Bowman (knee) returns around midseason. It's possible that Wilhoite and Borland will end up rotating, capping any IDP appeal and highlighting another weakened spot in the 49ers defense. They'll already be without Aldon Smith, who is facing a 6-8 game suspension.
Aug 18 - 12:23 PM

49ers ILB Michael Wilhoite played with the first team during OTAs.

Wilhoite seems to be the front-runner to replace injured NaVorro Bowman, but he will have to hold off rookie Chris Borland and second-year LB Nick Moody. No matter who starts, the 49ers will likely use a rotation until Bowman returns. Bowman is expected to start the year on PUP but should return by midseason.
May 31 - 12:06 PM

49ers promoted LB Michael Wilhoite from their practice squad.

Undrafted out of Washburn, Wilhoite may get a look on special teams if he makes it up on game days. By using the roster spot on Wilhoite instead of a kicker, it's a sign that David Akers (pelvis) is healthy enough to play on Sunday.
Fri, Nov 30, 2012 12:31:00 PM

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