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.
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.