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Thu, 28 Feb 2013 08:22:04 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis said it will be difficult seeing QB Alex Smith play for another team in 2013 after being traded to the Kansas City Chiefs. "It was tough for me because I really care about Alex," Davis said. "I love the guy. It's hard to see him leave, but I know the business. I understand it. It's the nature of the business." Davis added Smith handled his role well after he was relegated to backup status following the emergence of QB Colin Kaepernick. "He's a classy guy. You saw what happened to him this year. He remained a 49er and he didn't complain. He didn't go to coach saying, 'Coach I should be the starter. I had a concussion and you took me out.' He didn't do none of those things."
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 08:41:23 -0800
Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis struggled in coverage during Super Bowl XLVII, which led head coach John Harbaugh to tell his defensive assistant coaches that they needed to make sure their calls didn't leave Lewis covering San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis or WR Michael Crabtree over the middle of the field. "We can't let Ray be matched up on 85 or 15 all day when we're playing quarters," Harbaugh told his coaches.
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 10:19:10 -0800
The San Francisco 49ers were the first team in Super Bowl history to have a 300-yard passer, a 100-yard rusher and two 100-yard receivers in the game. QB Colin Kaepernick threw for 302 yards, RB Frank Gore rushed for 100 yards, WR Michael Crabtree recorded 109 receiving yards and TE Vernon Davis recorded 104 receiving yards.
Sun, 03 Feb 2013 16:09:21 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (elbow) suffered an elbow injury in Super Bowl XLVII but is probable to return.
Sun, 03 Feb 2013 06:14:31 -0800
Baltimore Ravens SS Bernard Pollard could be assigned the task of covering San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis in Super Bowl XLVII. Physically, Pollard may be the best option for the Ravens to handle Davis' size and overall ability.
Sun, 27 Jan 2013 10:01:17 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis has bought into the team's philosophy that they will throw to the receiver or tight end with the most advantageous coverage, according to offensive coordinator Greg Roman. Davis acknowledged when he first entered the NFL he was all about himself and his numbers. However, now he is just happy to be on the field even if he isn't catching passes. "I'm not worried about the statistics, because those things will come," Davis said. Davis only had six catches for 61 yards during the team's final six regular-season games, but he has caught six passes for 150 yards and a touchdown on 11 targets in two playoff games this year.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 06:27:34 -0800
The Atlanta Falcons defense had trouble with tight ends in the playoffs. San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis recorded 105 yards and a touchdown against the unit in the NFC Championship Game. The week prior in the dvisional round, Seattle Seahawks TE Zach Miller had 142 yards and a touchdown. Only one tight end had a 100-yard game against the Falcons in the regular season.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:29:48 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick was 9-of-11 passing for 129 yards and a touchdown when the Atlanta Falcons sent five or more pass rushers during the NFC Championship Game, setting a career high for passing yards against added pressure. Kaepernick's primary target on such throws was TE Vernon Davis, who caught four passes for 75 yards and a touchdown when the Falcons sent extra pressure.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:26:38 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis had five receptions for 106 yards and a touchdown in the NFC Championship Game. Davis had previously struggled to connect with QB Colin Kaepernick. He had one touchdown catch since Kaepernick took over as starting quarterback in Week 11, and had just one or fewer catches in six of his first eight games with Kaepernick starting.
Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:25:55 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis finished the regular season with 41 receptions, 548 yards and five touchdowns, all his lowest totals since the 2008 season. "It is a different feeling for me because it's been a tough season as far as just the feeling of being involved," Davis said. "To me, it's not a bad thing, because it's something I had to get used to this year. Each and every season in the past, I'm used to helping the team where I'm just catching balls and things like that. This year's been a little different."
Sun, 30 Dec 2012 21:20:59 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (concussion) was active in Week 17 against the Arizona Cardinals, but he managed just one catch for five yards. He left the game early with several other starters to get a rest.
Sun, 30 Dec 2012 12:04:41 -0800
Updating previous reports, San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (concussion) is active for Week 17's game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Fri, 28 Dec 2012 17:36:42 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (concussion) was a limited participant in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and he is officially listed as questionable for the Week 17 game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Thu, 27 Dec 2012 16:50:00 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (concussion) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 27.
Wed, 26 Dec 2012 17:58:54 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 26. He continues to go through the NFL-mandated protocol in order to gain clearance to return. He was able to take part in individual stretching.
Wed, 26 Dec 2012 11:58:32 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (concussion) is expected to miss practice Wednesday, Dec. 26. Head coach Jim Harbaugh said Davis did not experience a setback.
Tue, 25 Dec 2012 10:21:12 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (concussion) should be available for the team's Week 17 game.
Mon, 24 Dec 2012 13:31:57 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis' (concussion) status will be up to the doctors, according to head coach Jim Harbaugh.
Mon, 24 Dec 2012 06:22:05 -0800
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said TE Vernon Davis' (concussion) injury was minor.
Sun, 23 Dec 2012 18:26:29 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (concussion) suffered a concussion in the first half of the Week 16 game against the Seattle Seahawks and he will not return.
Tue, 18 Dec 2012 16:31:26 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis is having to rebuild chemistry with QB Colin Kaepernick. "That's something me and Kap don't have right now," said Davis, who was held to one catch in Week 15. "We don't have it. You have to expect (that because) he just stepped in. Me and Alex - we've been there. It takes time. It took time for me and Alex to get like that." Davis has had only four catches and 29 yards in four games since Kaepernick's debut, in which Davis had a season-high six receptions for 86 yards and a score.
Sun, 02 Dec 2012 17:31:49 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis had two receptions for 15 yards in the Week 13 game against the St. Louis Rams.
Fantasy Tip: After showing signs of life in Week 11 with 83 yards and a score, Davis has managed just the two catches for 15 yards over the past two games. At this point, he is a very risky fantasy play for owners heading into the final week of their regular season or playoffs.
Fri, 30 Nov 2012 09:06:16 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis, DE Ray McDonald and CB Carlos Rogers agreed to restructure their contracts which allowed the team to sign LB Navorro Bowman to a contract extension. The three players freed up around $2.5 million in salary cap space with their restructurings.
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 06:43:36 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis said he believes QB Alex Smith remains the favorite to be the starting quarterback moving forward despite QB Colin Kaepernick's performance. Head coach Jim Harbaugh is not committing to either player at this point. "It's difficult, but I think Alex is still the man," Davis said. "In my heart I strongly believe that and you'll know next week. I'm sure Harbaugh will make a nice decision who he wants to go with but right now we have two outstanding playmakers."
Sun, 25 Nov 2012 22:02:23 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis was targeted just once in the Week 12 game against the New Orleans Saints, and he went without a catch in the victory.
Wed, 21 Nov 2012 05:34:37 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis has struggled in his previous four games prior to Week 11; however, against the Chicago Bears, Davis had six passes for 83 yards and a touchdown. Davis raved about how QB Colin Kaepernick delivered the football through tight windows - something that Smith would unlikely attempt. "I feel like someone has taken the handcuffs off of me," Davis said after Week 11.
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 12:34:02 -0800
San Francisco 49ers Te Vernon Davis praised QB Colin Kaepernick for his touchdown pass in the team's Week 11 victory Monday, Nov. 19. "I'm just so proud of him in that moment because the ball that he threw me, it was just one of those balls that you see Tom Brady throw," Davis said. "Second window, right on the money. Surprise. I didn't expect the ball to come because we ran that play quite a few times and the tight end usually don't get the ball on that play."
Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:49:28 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis had six receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown in the Week 11 game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Nov. 19.
Fantasy Tip: Davis had managed just nine catches for 101 yards and no scores over his past four games, including a catchless game in Week 7. This type of performance is why he remains a must-start fantasy option.
Tue, 13 Nov 2012 12:54:01 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis said he's fine with his decreased workload and lack of productivity lately. "Yes. Definitely," Davis said. "(It's) easy to accept when you're winning because you're winning. And we're getting somewhere, getting toward the playoffs." Davis had his fourth straight game with less than 40 yards receiving in Week 10.
Sun, 11 Nov 2012 22:29:54 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis turned in another poor stat line in Week 10 against the St. Louis Rams, posting just 30 yards on four receptions.
Fantasy Tip: Davis has really struggled over the past four games, posting nine catches for 101 yards and no scores. Still, he remains a Top 10 fantasy option based upon his potential.
Mon, 05 Nov 2012 18:05:41 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis will face the St. Louis Rams in Week 10, and he could be in line for a big week. The Rams have allowed the 10th-most yards to opposing tight ends through Week 9 this season. Davis has been limited to five catches for 71 yards over his past three games, and his 58-game streak with at least one reception ended during that time.
Mon, 29 Oct 2012 21:02:01 -0700
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis posted two receptions for 34 yards in Week 8 against the Arizona Cardinals Monday, Oct. 29.
Fantasy Tip: Davis has managed just five receptions for 71 yards over his past three games, and he has not scored since Week 3. Davis is suddenly not a lock as a must-start fantasy option after scoring four times in the first three games.
Mon, 29 Oct 2012 10:13:18 -0700
According to San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman, three opponents this year have taken "drastic measures" to make sure TE Vernon Davis had quiet games. The three teams intent on minimizing Davis were the New York Jets, New York Giants and Seattle Seahawks. In those three games, Davis was targeted seven times and he caught five passes for 65 yards. TE Delanie Walker has been a beneficiary of coverages skewed to stop Davis; his biggest games have come against the Jets and Seahawks. RB Frank Gore ran for 131 yards and averaged 8.2 yards a carry when the Seahawks focused on stopping Davis. The Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco's Week 8 opponent, will keep an eye on Davis; however, they likely will not do anything "drastic" to keep Davis out of the game.
Sun, 14 Oct 2012 20:15:11 -0700
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis managed just two catches for 13 yards in the first three quarters of the Week 6 game against the New York Giants when the game was still in question. Davis ended up with three grabs for 37 yards. Davis entered the game with three scores in two games against the Giants last season.
Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:28:33 -0700
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis is looking to atone for last season's playoff game loss to the New York Giants, the team's Week 6 opponent. "I'm sure my teammates as well as myself, there's a bitter taste in our month because, that game, it hurt. We lost that game, and we're still thinking about it a little bit," Davis said. "But we can't jump out of our skin. We have to continue to stay focused."
Sun, 07 Oct 2012 21:27:32 -0700
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis had five grabs for 106 yards in the Week 5 win against the Buffalo Bills. It was Davis' first 100-yard game of the season.
Fri, 28 Sep 2012 13:13:16 -0700
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (back) practiced in full Friday, Sept. 28, and is probable for Week 4.
Sun, 16 Sep 2012 17:40:49 -0700
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (eye) was poked in the eye on the final play of the first quarter in Week 2 against the Detroit Lions, forcing him to the sidelines.
Sun, 09 Sep 2012 21:37:01 -0700
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis had three catches for 43 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 against the Green Bay Packers. He was second on the team with five targets in the win.
Sun, 01 Jul 2012 19:17:15 -0700
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis feels the team is a Super Bowl contender, and he isn't afraid to voice his opinion. "I don't want to sound too cocky, but I think we have the potential," Davis said. "I think we have a lot of potential and I'm not wrong for saying that because of the talent we have. I can't say that we're going to win the Super Bowl. All I can say is that I strongly believe that we have the team to get to that point. It makes me excited because I know what we have going forward."
Sat, 30 Jun 2012 20:28:17 -0700
San Francisco 49ers TE Delanie Walker (knee) returns, and he is once again expected to be the primary backup job to TE Vernon Davis.
Sat, 23 Jun 2012 08:12:40 -0700
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis said during a speech to high school student in Washington Friday, June 22, that he will be the best tight end to ever play in the NFL once his career is over. "I will be the best tight end to ever play this game. I have a vision," Davis said. When asked if his goal can be achieved with QB Alex Smith at quarterback, Davis replied, "It can. It doesn't matter. Anything is possible. I say that because ... what can happen? If I don't make it, then I don't make it. It's as simple as that. Ain't nothing nobody can do, ain't nothing nobody can say. But if I do? Then I spoke it into existence."
Wed, 06 Jun 2012 05:47:15 -0700
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis said that after reaching the NFC Championship Game last season, he's confident the team should be considered Super Bowl favorites this upcoming season. "I strongly believe we should be the Super Bowl favorites," Davis said. "But I can't talk about it because it's all about work. It starts here at practice. I don't want to talk about it and brag and say this and that, because it's not about that. It's about working first. And in the end, you will see where you'll be."
Wed, 30 May 2012 07:50:38 -0700
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis has been impressed with WR Randy Moss during organized team activities. Davis has seen Moss make the same kinds of jaw-dropping plays that he used to make when he was in his prime. "Randy caught a pass the other day, I mean - man, come on," Davis said. "He caught a pass, there were three guys on him in practice, and he went up with two hands, and he looked like the old Randy Moss that I used to watch when I was in high school and college."
Sun, 05 Feb 2012 12:17:13 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis struggled to learn the team's new offense early in the season but appeared to be in a groove the final five games of the season. Davis averaged 42 receiving yards per game in his first 13 games but averaged 107 yards in the last five games of the season including playoffs.
Sun, 22 Jan 2012 19:47:18 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis had three receptions for 112 yards and two touchdowns in the NFC Championship Game overtime loss against the New York Giants Sunday, Jan. 22. Davis had a monster postseason, posting 10 catches for 292 yards and four touchdowns in two playoff games.
Sun, 22 Jan 2012 16:26:38 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (back) went to the sidelines holding his back in the first quarter of the NFC Championship Game against the New York Giants Sunday, Jan. 22. The team chiropractor was examining him, and he is probable to return.
Wed, 18 Jan 2012 06:12:39 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis said he prayed the New York Giants would beat the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Round. New York Giants FS Antrel Rolle responded to the comments by telling Davis he should beware of what he wants. "If he said that, I can only hope that he was saying just because they wanted to get a home game," Rolle said. "You know, they better be careful for what they ask for because their wish has been granted and we will see those boys come Sunday."
Sat, 14 Jan 2012 18:13:01 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis posted seven receptions for 180 yards and two touchdowns in the Divisional Round playoff game Saturday, Jan. 14, against the New Orleans Saints.
Sun, 01 Jan 2012 14:28:54 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis caught eight passes for 118 yards in Week 17 against the St. Louis Rams.