49ers contracts: Whitner wants to re-sign

Whitner: 'We really had to fight to win it'

49ers contracts: Whitner wants to re-sign
December 17, 2013, 9:30 am
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Donte Whitner started all 15 regular season games he suited up for in 2011, all 16 last season, all 14 this season and was a Pro Bowler in 2012. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

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Safety Donte Whitner, who expressed a desire to sign a contract extension with the 49ers at the opening of training camp, is coming up on the end of his deal.

Clearly, he wants to return to the 49ers.

In the early hours Tuesday, the following message was posted to Whitner’s verified Twitter account, “Y’all want me here next year?”


A few moments later, Whitner followed up with: “I give so much to this (expletive).”

Whitner, an eighth-year NFL player, is one of several prominent players whose contract is set to expire at the end of the current season. The list includes wide receiver Anquan Boldin, cornerback Tarell Brown and center Jonathan Goodwin.

Also, kicker Phil Dawson signed a one-year deal in the offseason. He has made a 49ers-record 24 consecutive field-goal attempts. Coach Jim Harbaugh was asked Monday if he’s told Dawson he wants him back.

“No, let me do that right now,” Harbaugh said. “Phil, stay beyond this season, please. No, I’ve been remiss in asking him to do that. Let me officially ask him to stay beyond this season.

“Pay the man.”

Here’s a look at the contract status for every 49ers player:

Signed through 2013
WR Anquan Boldin
S Donte Whitner
CB Tarell Brown
OL Jonathan Goodwin
K Phil Dawson
WR Mario Manningham
QB Colt McCoy
WR Kassim Osgood
CB Eric Wright
RB Anthony Dixon
DL Demarcus Dobbs
LB Michael Wilhoite

Signed through 2014
RB Frank Gore
WR Michael Crabtree
QB Colin Kaepernick
LB Aldon Smith
OL Mike Iupati
DL Glenn Dorsey
WR Jon Baldwin
LB Dan Skuta
S C.J. Spillman
OL Adam Snyder
CB Chris Culliver
RB Kendall Hunter
OL Daniel Kilgore
FB Bruce Miller
TE Garrett Celek
S Bubba Ventrone
WR Brandon Carswell
DL Tony Jerod-Eddie

Signed through 2015
TE Vernon Davis
CB Carlos Rogers
DL Justin Smith
S Craig Dahl
OL Alex Boone
DL Ian Williams
RB LaMichael James
OL Joe Looney
LB Darius Fleming
LS Kevin McDermott
OL Luke Marquardt
LB Alex Debniak
DL Lawrence Okoye
CB Darryl Morris
TE Derek Carrier
OL Ryan Seymour

Signed through 2016
LB Patrick Willis
DL Ray McDonald
S Eric Reid
DL Tank Carradine
TE Vance McDonald
LB Corey Lemonier
WR Quinton Patton
RB Marcus Lattimore
DL Quinton Dial
LB Nick Moody

Signed through 2017
OL Joe Staley
LB Ahmad Brooks
CB Tramaine Brock

Signed through 2018
P Andy Lee

Signed through 2019
LB NaVorro Bowman
OL Anthony Davis

Practice squad
DL Mike Purcell
WR Chuck Jacobs
RB Jewel Hampton
OL Carter Bykowski
OL Al Netter
CB Dax Swanson
QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson
WR Devon Wylie
Each practice squad player will be a free agent at the end of the season and can be signed at any time to the 49ers’ or any other team’s 53-man roster.