Will Donte Whitner Start in 2009? You Better Billieve It!

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Published: July 12, 2009

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... with the Buffalo Bills. From the two safety to nickel corner back, Whitner has been the most versatile defender on the team.

In the off-season, news came out that Whitner would be moving to the free position full time,  as veteran Bryan Scott stepped into the strong safety role. The move would help Whitner become more of the "center fielder" of the defense to create more big plays,  something that he has been criticized for in his career.

It is now being reported by FoxSports and ProFootballTalk.com's Gregg Rosenthal that Donte Whitner could be playing a position he has never played before in his career; backup.

FoxSports.com reports that "Buffalo's coaching staff is eager to see Byrd in training camp at free. If he beats Whitner out, then Whitner, who is being supplanted at strong safety where he has started three seasons by veteran Bryan Scott, will be relegated to a utility ro...

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