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23 Ahkello Witherspoon CB

San Francisco 49ers

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February 22, 2020 12:36 AM
49ers' Ahkello Witherspoon: Falls out of favor late in season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Witherspoon had 28 tackles (24 solo), nine passes defended, an interception and a touchdown in 10 games during the 2019 regular season.

Witherspoon got the campaign off to a strong start, finally looking like a starting NFL corner opposite Richard Sherman before going down to injury in Week 3. Perhaps his foot never fully healed, as the 24-year-old did not look the same upon returning Week 11, eventually losing his starting role to Emmanuel Moseley down the stretch. Witherspoon may have a chance to regain his starting gig during training camp next season, but even if he does, the corner won't have much IDP value with low tackle totals and just three interceptions over 36 career games.

November 27, 2019 11:52 PM
49ers' Ahkello Witherspoon: Practices without limitations
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Witherspoon (calf) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Witherspoon exited Sunday's win over the Packers due to a calf injury, but he already looks back to full health. Barring any setbacks, expect the third-year cornerback to play his usual rotational role against the Ravens on Sunday.

November 25, 2019 12:32 AM
49ers' Ahkello Witherspoon: Injures calf
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Witherspoon (calf) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Packers, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

With the 49ers holding a commanding fourth-quarter lead, Witherspoon's likely done for the day even if the injury isn't serious. Expect another update on the defensive back's status prior to San Francisco's Week 13 clash against the Ravens.

November 17, 2019 02:56 PM
49ers' Ahkello Witherspoon: Ready for Sunday's contest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Witherspoon (foot) is active for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

As expected, Witherspoon avoided a setback and will gear up for the divisional matchup. This will be his first outing since Week 3, and the third-year pro should slide back into a starting role. Over the first three games, Witherspoon posted nine tackles, five pass breakups and a pick-six.

November 15, 2019 04:48 PM
49ers' Ahkello Witherspoon: Expected to suit up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Witherspoon (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Despite the designation, Witherspoon is still expected to suit up barring a setback, according to coach Kyle Shanahan. The 24-year-old will provide depth in the 49ers' secondary.

November 13, 2019 11:52 PM
49ers' Ahkello Witherspoon: Practices in limited fashion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Witherspoon (foot) was a limited practice participant Wednesday.

Witherspoon was ultimately inactive for Monday's loss to the Seahawks, but he's now put in three straight limited practices. The 24-year-old hasn't seen game action since Week 3, so he may need to practice fully to have a chance of taking the field Sunday.

November 12, 2019 09:08 PM
49ers' Ahkello Witherspoon: Sitting out MNF
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Witherspoon (foot) is officially listed as inactive for Monday's game against the Seahawks.

Witherspoon missed last week's game with the same issue and only logged limited practice time from Thursday on. Now that he's been officially ruled out, look for D.J. Reed and K'Waun Williams to see an uptick in depth cornerback snaps for the divisional battle.

November 9, 2019 07:00 PM
49ers' Ahkello Witherspoon: Questionable for Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Witherspoon (foot/quadriceps) is officially questionable for Monday's matchup against the Seahawks after practicing on a limited basis Saturday.

Witherspoon was unable to play last week due to the foot injury, and he failed to practice Thursday before participating on a limited basis the last two days. A quadriceps injury is now in the mix as well, but it remains to be seen whether the cornerback's able to tough it out against Seattle.

October 30, 2019 07:24 PM
49ers' Ahkello Witherspoon: Won't play Week 9
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Witherspoon (foot) was ruled out for Thursday's game against the Cardinals.

Witherspoon will remain sidelined for the fourth straight game after suffering a setback last week. K'Waun Williams should continue to work at nickel cornerback for the 49ers in his absence.

October 25, 2019 04:56 PM
49ers' Ahkello Witherspoon: Ruled out for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Witherspoon (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Witherspoon will watch his third straight game from the sidelines after suffering a setback Monday. K'Wuan Williams has filled into Witherspoon's role, and he'll continue to do so as the 49ers look to shut down Kyle Allen and the Panthers.

October 23, 2019 01:36 AM
49ers' Ahkello Witherspoon: Dealing with setback
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Witherspoon (foot) suffered a minor setback last week and has an outside chance to suit up in Week 8 against Carolina, Keiana Martin of the team's official site reports.

Witherspoon was originally expected to suit up for Week 8 after he was carted off the field in the 49ers' Sept. 23 victory. Coach Kyle Shanahan said of Witherspoon's chances to suit up Sunday: "Was hoping for it. Had a little bit of a setback last week. Not big. But I think it will be pushing it this week. There's still an outside chance, but not as much as I felt last week." The 24-year-old's practice availability this week will likely shed more light on his chances for a return.

October 14, 2019 08:00 PM
49ers' Ahkello Witherspoon: Could return Week 8
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers hope Witherspoon (foot) can return for their Week 8 game against the Panthers, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Witherspoon had to be carted off the field in the 49ers' Sept. 23 victory over the Steelers. He was originally expected to miss at least one month, so his recovery appears to be right on track.

September 24, 2019 11:20 PM
49ers' Ahkello Witherspoon: Will miss at least one month
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Witherspoon will be sidelined at least one month with a foot injury, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Witherspoon originally sustained the injury in Sunday's game against Pittsburgh and had to be carted off the field. The 24-year-old was optimistic that he could play against Cleveland after San Francisco's Week 4 bye, but it seems he'll have to rest for a few additional weeks.

September 22, 2019 08:12 PM
49ers' Ahkello Witherspoon: Getting MRI on foot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Witherspoon, who was carted off during Sunday's game against the Steelers, is dealing with a foot injury and will get an MRI on Monday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Witherspoon is optimistic that he'll be able to suit up against the Browns in Week 5 following San Francisco's Week 4 bye. Whether that optimism is warranted should be revealed by the MRI results.

September 22, 2019 07:28 PM
49ers' Ahkello Witherspoon: Heads off on cart
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Witherspoon was carted off the field with a leg injury during Sunday's game versus the Steelers, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

The nature of Witherspoon's injury is unclear. He's been a stud in the 49ers' secondary this season, registering nine tackles, five pass breakups and a pick-six. D.J. Reed will see an uptick in his snap count during Witherspoon's absence.

September 10, 2019 06:40 PM
49ers' Ahkello Witherspoon: Scores in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Witherspoon logged two tackles, three pass breakups and an interception returned 25 yards for a touchdown in Sunday's 31-17 win over Tampa Bay.

Witherspoon was on the field for all 70 defensive snaps Sunday. In the fourth quarter, the 24-year-old took advantage of a questionable decision by Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, intercepting a pass that seemingly didn't have an intended target and taking it back 25 yards for the score. Witherspoon had a quiet stat line apart from the pick-six, but he and the Niners secondary held receiver Mike Evans to just two catches for 28 yards on five targets.

August 7, 2019 10:16 AM
49ers' Ahkello Witherspoon: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Witherspoon (glute) returned to practice Tuesday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Witherspoon had been held out of the first week of training camp due to a glute injury, but he looked healthy upon his return, nabbing a pair of interceptions during 11-on-11 drills. The third-year corner will be competing with veteran Jason Verrett for the starting outside corner job opposite Richard Sherman this preseason.

August 4, 2019 12:04 PM
49ers' Ahkello Witherspoon: Remains sidelined to injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Witherspoon (glute) has missed the first week of training camp with a glute injury, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

There hasn't been much information released on the severity of Witherspoon's injury, and the 49ers may be simply playing it safe with their corner heading toward preseason games. The 24-year-old is expected to compete with Jason Verrett for a starting outside corner job opposite Richard Sherman so long as his injury subsides.

June 24, 2019 09:12 AM
49ers' Ahkello Witherspoon: Competing for starting gig
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Witherspoon is expected to compete with Jason Verrett (Achilles) for the starting cornerback spot opposite Richard Sherman, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Verrett is rehabbing from an Achilles injury he sustained nearly a year ago and is on track to return for the start of training camp. Witherspoon has appeared in 26 games for San Francisco over the last two seasons, racking up 69 tackles (58 solo), 11 passes defended and two interceptions. Maiocco's report claims the 24-year-old had a "very good" offseason program and is poised to compete for the starting role from Verrett.

June 20, 2019 12:48 PM
49ers' Ahkello Witherspoon: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Witherspoon (knee) participated in team drills during June's mandatory minicamp, Grant Cohn of the Press Democrat reports.

Witherspoon ended the 2018 season on injured reserve with a PCL sprain in his right knee. That's not nearly as severe an injury as something like a torn ACL, so it's possible the Colorado product has long been cleared for practice. In any case, Whitherspoon is in a good place in advance of training camp and appears slated for a starting role this upcoming season. However, it's possible a healthy Jason Verrett (Achilles) could push him for snaps down the line.

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Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020SF00000000000
2019SF1082824401252519
2018SF141237307000004
2017SF1293228402422307
Total362997 82.015 036725120
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/195
Birthdate:
3/21/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
Oak Park, CA, USA
School:
Colorado
NFL Experience:
4
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