Originally posted by mug0mug:
No one has gone at him in this thread, but people are too hard on Whitner.
He was the 1 SS selection to the pro bowl. Granted, the pro bowl isn't the end all be all of NFL performance evaluation, but you generally aren't getting cut if you're the top player at your position voted to the Pro Bowl in the conference, unless the contract is outrageous. Whitner is a 6 year veteran that was drafted 8th overall and 27 isn't old.
We needed a starting FS and didn't need a starting SS. We needed depth at other positions more than we needed depth at S. That's about the extent of it.
We ain't cutting Whitner, and Harbaugh obviously doesn't want to replace him this year. He had some coverage breakdowns last year, but replacing him with inexperience would be worse.
I reason I'm talking about future is because Whitner's contract is coming up. See Goldson, Dashon.