Donte Whitner

Donte Whitner (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images);  Golden Tate (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Free Agency Primer: Jets To Address A Bunch Of Needs On Both Sides Of Ball

Jets fans need to buckle up, because once free agency officially begins at 4 p.m. on Tuesday there’s no telling how different the team will look in a relatively short period of time.

03/10/2014

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Ravens, 49ers Bring Big-Hitting ‘D’ To Super Bowl XLVII

In an age of high-powered offenses in the NFL and increasingly safety-conscious officials, a pair of hard-hitting, oft-penalized defenses are meeting for the championship.

01/28/2013

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NFC All-Pro Selections – Defense

Defense wins championships. But these days it’s a certain kind of defense. Check out our NFC all-pro defense to see who excels.

01/13/2013

Bear Pascoe #86 of the New York Giants gets tackled by Donte Whitner #31 of the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL football game at Candlestick Park November 13, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

No-Name Secondary Turns To 49ers Gold

The hard-hitting, ball-hawking secondary has created its share of imposing images for San Francisco (14-3) this season, part of a defense that has carried the franchise back to the NFC championship game for the first time in 14 years.

01/17/2012

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Bills Welcome Addition Of Shawne Merriman

Shawne Merriman will get the chance to turn on the lights in Buffalo. Chris Kelsay can’t wait.

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