Whitner totaled 187 tackles over his two-year stint with the Browns, but was released by the team in April. With the Panthers losing safety Roman Harper to the Saints this offseason, Tre Boston has been promoted to their starting position, so signing Whitner would restore a veteran presence to help the depth of Carolina's secondary.
Donte Whitner will visit with the Rams this week, NFL.com reports.
Whitner was released by the Browns earlier this month, ending a two-year stint in Cleveland that included 187 total tackles. On the back of such production, Whitner has drawn interest from the Rams, who lost safety Rodney McLeon in free agency. With only three safeties on the Rams' current roster, Whitner could add valuable experience to Los Angeles' secondary, should a contract agreement surface from his visit.
Donte Whitner was released by the Cleveland Browns on Saturday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Whitner had a solid season in Cleveland, during which he was the second leading tackler on the team with 81 combined tackles to go along with 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble. With as much productivity he had during his 2015-16 campaign, it's a bit of a surprise the Browns aren't keeping the 30-year-old around. Expect Whitner to sign on with another squad, but his IDP fantasy value may take a hit.
Donte Whitner , who had just one tackle in Week 17, finished the year second on the team with 81 combined tackles (58 solo), 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble.
Whitner may have been able to flirt with last season's team-leading total, but he missed two games earlier in the year due to a concussion. He broke a streak of recording an interception in five straight seasons, but still managed a career-best sack total, as the Cleveland Browns seemingly had to get more creative with their pass rush scheme. At 30 years old, he'll have several more seasons under contract to cement his legacy in the league, though his year's as a productive IDP option may be dwindling.
Donte Whitner (concussion) is listed as active for Monday night's game against the Ravens.
Whitner, who has missed two straight games, is thus set to resume his strong safety duties in tandem with free safety Tashaun Gipson, a bit of good news for the Cleveland Browns ' secondary, with cornerback Joe Haden ruled out Monday. To date, Whitner has racked up 55 tackles and a forced fumbles in eight games.
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