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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:15:09 -0700
The San Francisco 49ers could use one inside linebacker in the base defense and another in the nickel defense while LB NaVorro Bowman (knee) is out of the lineup, according to defensive coordinator Vic Fangio. LB Michael Wilhoite has been working with the starting defense during training camp, but LB Chris Borland could also compete for the starting job.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:57:22 -0700
San Francisco 49ers LB Michael Wilhoite took first-team reps at the "Jack" linebacker position during voluntary workouts Tuesday, June 3. He started two games there last season when LB Patrick Willis was sidelined due to injury.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 13:21:20 -0700
San Francisco 49ers LBs Michael Wilhoite, Nick Moody, Chris Borland, Shayne Skov and Blake Costanzo will compete for playing time while LB NaVorro Bowman (knee) recovers from an ACL tear in his left knee.
Sat, 31 May 2014 13:57:29 -0700
San Francisco 49ers LB Michael Wilhoite worked at inside linebacker with the first-team defense during organized team activities this week. He is considered the favorite to start while LB NaVorro Bowman (knee) is out of the lineup.
Fri, 23 May 2014 17:45:25 -0700
San Francisco 49ers LB Michael Wilhoite may be the leading candidate to start at inside linebacker while LB NaVorro Bowman (knee) is sidelined, because he has been in defensive coordinator Vic Fangio's system for two years. Wilhoite is expected to compete with LBs Nick Moody, Chris Borland and Shayne Skov for the job.
Fri, 09 May 2014 21:21:25 -0700
San Francisco 49ers LB Chris Borland will compete with LBs Michael Wilhoite and Nick Moody for one of the starting inside linebacker jobs while LB NaVorro Bowman (knee) is out of the lineup.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:04:50 -0700
San Francisco 49ers exclusive rights free-agent LB Michael Wilhoite has signed his one-year tender offer. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:13:14 -0800
The San Francisco 49ers tendered offers to restricted free-agent DE Demarcus Dobbs and exclusive rights free-agent LB Michael Wilhoite. Dobbs received the lowest tender offer and would make $1.431 million in 2014 if he signs the offer. Wilhoite will make $570,000 next season.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:20:07 -0800
San Francisco 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman (knee) may miss half of the 2014 season, according to head coach Jim Harbaugh. Bowman tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee in the NFC Championship game against the Seattle Seahawks and had surgery Feb. 2. "Realistically, halfway through the season, something like that would be more realistic. But I never underestimate NaVorro Bowman -- He's a supreme athlete, a world-class athlete among world-class athletes. The way he moves, his strength, his powers of healing." LB Michael Wilhoite would likely enter the lineup without Bowman.
Fantasy Tip: As a result, Bowman shouldn't be drafted in IDP leagues, but he could be a serviceable addition late in the year if you're struggling for production out of your linebackers.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:21:29 -0700
San Francisco 49ers OG Alex Boone (shoulder), OG Mike Iupati (stinger), OT Anthony Davis (shoulder), LB Ahmad Brooks (non-injury), LB Michael Wilhoite (ankle, quadriceps), LB Patrick Willis (groin), CB Tarell Brown (knee) and FS Eric Reid (ankle, hip) are listed as probable for Week 7. Brooks did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 18, while the other players fully participated in practice.
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