Safety Donte Whitner visited the Los Angeles Rams on April 10th, and since then there have been some tiny hints Whitner may be joining the Rams organization
The Rams have been a defensive team as of late, as they are still looking to bolster up that dangerous Greg Williams style team. The Rams have been a bit short at safety since starting free safety Rodney McLeod signed a free-agent deal with the Philadelphia Eagles in March that he could not decline. His actions on the field will be lost, as he was key player on the defense. Whitner could be a great replacement for McLeod.
Throughout his 10-year career, Whitner has earned a reputation as a hard-hitting, intimidator type of strong safety best suited to playing in the box. For the Rams, they already have a hard-hitting safety in T.J. Mcdonald with backup Maurice Alexander, but Whitner may bring something to the table that neither of those players have.
Whitner had 81 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble for the Browns last year. He spent three years with the San Francisco 49ers between stops in Buffalo and Cleveland. He clearly can be a great fit for Los Angeles, and throughout the past couple of weeks, Donte Whitner has been dropping some hints that the Rams may have already “Signed” him.
The Los Angeles area code is “310” and well Whitner made it loud and clear that he either 1. that’s his favorite number. 2. He’s in Los Angeles or 3. He’s giving a hint for the Rams nation. Not to mention that he would tweet this number twice. Pretty strange huh…
In case you missed his first “310” tweet, he would tweet the same message out the very next day.
Whitner would tweet out a couple of days after the 2nd “310” tweet with the word ‘patience’. It’s clear Whitner is trying to tell everybody he might be joining the Rams. Also here is the biggest hint of them all, look at the recent players Whitner is now following. Oh hey it’s some of the best Los Angeles Rams players….
It’s also important to point out that even in Whitner’s bio it says ‘LA’. I think the Los Angeles Rams are not making it public quite yet as they are saving all their fireworks for their franchise quarterback selection on Thursday night.