The Browns released S Donte Whitner on Saturday. That leaves them with Ibraheim Campbell and Jordan Poyer as the likely starters at safety on the current roster, after Cleveland also allowed FS Tashaun Gipson to walk in free agency. The team hasn't done much yet to improve a bad secondary, but it's tough to knock the Browns much for allowing veterans to leave from a D that allowed the league's 2nd most yards per pass attempt in 2015. We'll see what the draft brings before determining the IDP viability among Cleveland DBs. Heading into his age-31 season, Whitner might be done as an NFL starter. But we'll see where he lands.
Browns S Donte Whitner left Sunday's loss to the Cardinals with a concussion. That's particularly poor timing given that Cleveland will play Cincinnati on Thursday night. Expect Whitner and CB Joe Haden to both sit out at least that contest with their concussions. We'll see beyond that.
The Browns have reached a deal with former 49ers S Donte Whitner, positioning him as a cheaper replacement for popular free agent S T.J. Ward. Whitner provided only marginal IDP value in San Francisco but delivered bigger numbers with the Bills earlier in his career. He could produce like a fantasy starter next season but likely won't sit too high in your 2014 IDP rankings.
49ers SS Donte Whitner is listed as questionable with a hip injury, but the San Francisco Chronicle reports that he's expected to play against Philly. The matchup brings lots of tackle upside and makes Whitner worth the risk in IDP leagues.