Ex-Cleveland Browns strong safety Donte Whitner has not been taking the off-season lightly. The free agent has been working hard in the gym hoping to attract offers from other NFL teams for the 2016 season.
The 30-year old was cut by the Browns in early April, and he's been grinding ever since. After being cut following the free agency period, Whitner tweeted that he would bounce back.
I just wish they had common courtesy and would've done it weeks ago when free agency was going on... #25thHour... But I'll bounce back!
— DonteHitner (@DonteWhitner) April 3, 2016
A few days after being cut, Whitner was back performing what seemed like an intense track and field workout.
That track workout was a BEAST! @dzanderTraining sheesh!!!
— DonteHitner (@DonteWhitner) April 8, 2016
In June, Whitner shared a video of himself punching a bag during an MMA workout. Such workouts have become more popular with NFL players, especially among D-linemen, because they improve hand and foot speed, teach counter strikes and enhance hand-eye-coordination.
There's no better feeling than when the people you love and yourself are the only ones in your corner... pic.twitter.com/YkRGV9wjjE
— DonteHitner (@DonteWhitner) June 9, 2016
Whitner's most recent workout video shows how hard he's been grinding. It's a full body session that includes med ball work to increase his upper-body power; Planks and Weighted Crunches to work his core; and Hurdle Jumps, Weighted Backpedal Sled Pulls and Sumo Deadlifts to build his lower-body explosiveness.
— DonteHitner (@DonteWhitner) July 8, 2016
The three-time Pro Bowler is committed to making his fourth Pro Bowl in five seasons. Based on the work he's putting in this off-season, we don't doubt that he can make it.
I will be back in the pro bowl this year!
— DonteHitner (@DonteWhitner) April 13, 2016
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