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Draft Scout Michael Wilhoite News
09/11/14 - ILB Michael Wilhoite made quite an impression on 49ers coaches as they watched game film of Sunday's win over Dallas. Wilhoite, starting in place of NaVorro Bowman, was credited by the coaches with making 14 tackles. The official stat sheet from the game had him making only four.
09/08/14 - LB Michael Wilhoite started at inside linebacker in LB NaVorro Bowman's spot Sunday. He had five tackles in the win and helped the 49ers contain Cowboys star TE Jason Witten, holding him to two catches for 14 yards.
09/04/14 - ILB Michael Wilhoite has won the competition to start alongside ILB Patrick Willis, defensive coordinator Vic Fangio announced Thursday. Wilhoite will start Sunday's opener at Dallas in the spot vacated by NaVorro Bowman, who is expected to miss at least half the season with a knee injury.
08/29/14 - ILB Michael Wilhoite did not play in the preseason finale, a solid indication he has won the right to start in place of injured ILB NaVorro Bowman in the season opener.
08/19/14 - LB Michael Wilhoite and rookie LB Chris Borland remain neck and neck in the competition for the starting job to replace former All-Pro LB NaVorro Bowman, who will miss at least the first six weeks of the season following his ACL and MCL tears in the NFC Championship Game in January.