Inside The Bills

Whitner believes he’s ready

Posted by Chris Brown on November 11, 2009 – 5:13 pm

If it’s up to Donte Whitner he feels he’s ready to return to the Bills defensive lineup.

The strong safety has missed the last two games with an ankle ailment, and missed two others following thumb surgery this season. But after practicing on a limited basis Wednesday he feels his chances are good for suiting up Sunday at Tennessee.

“Felt pretty good,” said Whitner after Wednesday’s practice. “Did a little more than I did the other day. So it feels good. We’ll see how I do (Thursday). We have another day (Thursday), I expect to do a little more than I did today. Then we’ll make a decision Friday after Friday (practice) if I can go or not. In my heart I feel like I can all the time, but some people, coaches and trainers don’t feel the same way I feel all the time and that’s acceptable, that’s understandable, but if it was up to me I would say yes.”

Whitner is eager to get back on the field especially with the admirable play of his replacements in Jairus Byrd and George Wilson. Byrd is not coming out of the lineup after 7 INTs in his last four games. And Wilson is coming off a 15 tackle performance against Houston in which he was the team’s leading tackler and had a quarterback pressure that led to one of Byrd’s INTs in the game.

If Whitner does get cleared to play, it’s believed he’ll start at strong safety.

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