CLEVELAND–Former Glenville Tarblooder and Ohio State Buckeye, Donte Whitner, has agreed to a free agent contract to join his hometown team, the Cleveland Browns.
Whitner tweeted about leaving San Francisco and starting this new journey.
I must now embark on my intended journey and become a Cleveland Brown. A place that's very dear to my heart! I look forward to winning and—
DonteHitner (@DonteWhitner) March 11, 2014
Building something in Cleveland that WILL NOT be forgotten! I also look forward to helping build back my community and watching it flourish
— DonteHitner (@DonteWhitner) March 11, 2014
According to reports, he will get a four-year contract worth an estimated $28 million.
Whitner first broke into the NFL in 2006 as the 8th overall pick with the Buffalo Bills. Five seasons there were followed by a free agent signing in San Francisco in 2011. He has made two Pro Bowls in his career with 10 interceptions, and 8 forced fumbles. His bone jarring hits are his trademark.