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Whitner’s future with Bills in question

A surprise pick by the Bills with the eighth overall pick in the 2006 draft, safety Donte Whiter’s run in Buffalo could be nearing its end.

Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News writes that the team’s retention of two veteran safeties last week (Bryan Scott and restricted free agent George Wilson) could leave Whitner without a clear role. Jairus Byrd is the team’s starting free safety.

Whitner has had an up-and-down career in Buffalo, not to mention a few run-ins with PFT over the last year.

He welched on a promise to give away Super Bowl tickets, and hundreds of people responded by unfollowing him on Twitter.

Whitner also took exception last summer when we passed along a report Whitner could eventually lose his starting job. He wound up coming off the bench behind Wilson late in the year.

Now keep a close vigil on rumors, Whitner wrote to fans he’ll just “wait and see” what happens. It wouldn’t be a surprise if Whitner is twittering from a different locale next season.