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.
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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.
A few days after being cut, Whitner was back performing what seemed like an intense track and field workout.
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.
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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.
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.