Wilhoite led all 49ers with 13 tackles (nine solo) in Thursday's loss to the Seahawks. This is Wilhoite's third-consecutive double-digit tackle performance. He is well on his way to surpassing his career-high of 87 tackles set last year when he was a full-time starter.
Wilhoite had a monster game Sunday, tackling 13 Ravens (11 solo) while also intercepting a pass in the 25-20 win. Wilhoite has turned it on these past couple of weeks, collecting a total of 29 tackles in addition to Sunday's pick. He hasn't turned in huge tackle numbers despite starting in the past, so this outburst has come as a surprise. He should definitely be on IDP radars now, and he has a good chance at another high-tackle game against the run-heavy Seahawks on Thursday.
Wilhoite recorded a career-high 16 tackles (11 solo) in Sunday's loss to the Giants. Eli Manning completed 41 passes, which created many opportunities for the entire 49ers' defensive roster to rack up the tackles. Wilhoite isn't known for his ability to collect double-digit tackles, so Sunday's output should be considered an outlier as opposed to the what you can expect from him in the future.
Linebacker Gerald Hodges was traded from the Vikings to the 49ers on Tuesday, sources told NFL Network's Rand Getlin. Hodges started three of Minnesota's first four games, but he's only been a part-time player since Week 1, typically coming off the field whenever the Vikings use their nickel defense. This trade suggests Vikings rookie Eric Kendricks has been deemed ready for a three-down role. Hodges, on the other hand, may get a shot to replace Michael Wilhoite in the 49ers' starting lineup, but a three-down role is probably out of the question.
49ers linebacker Michael Wilhoite recorded a team-high nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's loss to Green Bay. Despite starting the 49ers' first three games, Wilhoite only managed to record 11 tackles (10 solo). He decided to show up against the Packers, nabbing nine tackles in the loss. He is still without a sack or an interception, so Wilhoite remains a low-end individual defensive player option.