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49ers Promote Wilhoite, Add Whitley

Posted by Alex Espinoza on November 30, 2012 – 10:45 AM


The San Francisco 49ers today announced they have promoted LB Michael Wilhoite from the practice squad to the active roster, signing him to a two-year contract. The team also announced that S Eddie Whitley has been added to the practice squad.

Wilhoite (6-0, 240) was originally signed to the 49ers practice squad on December 14, 2011. Following the 2011 season, he signed a Reserve/Future contract with San Francisco on January 24, 2012. Wilhoite spent training camp with the 49ers this year, and was later signed to their practice squad following training camp.

A 25-year old native of Topeka, KS, Wilhoite was a three-year captain at Washburn University, where he recorded 211 tackles and three interceptions.

Whitley was signed to the 49ers practice squad on November 20, 2012, and was later released on November 27.

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8 Responses to “49ers Promote Wilhoite, Add Whitley”

  1. By Mike on Nov 30, 2012 | Reply

    Huh, seems like neither Jenkins or James are ready to play in the NFL.

    These are good additions though. Our special teams need to have a facelift if Anthony Dixon will be a bigger factor in the running game.

    I have full trust in Harbaugh and the staff. These moves will work out.

  2. By jayniner1 on Nov 30, 2012 | Reply

    both are on the active roster for the week, james may get some time at pr and kr

  3. By Spider on Nov 30, 2012 | Reply

    man I hope James worked on his punt and kick return skills, he was sketchy in the preseason

  4. By nick lambusta on Nov 30, 2012 | Reply

    good to see they are loading up on weapons for the playoffs also hope to see dashon goldson get a long contract he is young and has alot to offer

  5. By Tom in NJ on Nov 30, 2012 | Reply

    MAN it would be cool to bring back the 94 uni’s this year for a game or for the rest of the year!

  6. By 49erdefense2012 on Nov 30, 2012 | Reply

    @ Tom in NJ,,, I have been wanting those jerseys back for years,,,the last time we wore them we won our last super bowl

  7. By Mohd Zaki on Nov 30, 2012 | Reply

    Pls give Dashon Goldson and Donte Whitner a long contract as they are the backbone of the 49ers Safety.

  8. By hop on Dec 1, 2012 | Reply

    im hoping to see jenkins and james too now that williams and hunter are done for the season and tom i would love to see them unis maybe they should do like i do on madden wearing every big game lol and goldson will get resigned i think whitner already has im not sure

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