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Vernon Davis | Tight End

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 250
College: Maryland
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49ers GM Trent Baalke said the extent of Vernon Davis' back injury is "not fully known."
Baalke did say Davis had a positive mindset Monday. After Sunday's win over the Eagles, Davis said back spasms forced him to leave early after taking a hit from ILB DeMeco Ryans. Davis is likely to be limited in practice this week. Sep 29 - 8:29 PM

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Following Sunday's win over the Eagles, Vernon Davis said he's experiencing back spasms.

It's good news for Davis after he took a scary hit from DeMeco Ryans that bent his back forward awkwardly. He's sore and moving slowly, but said X-rays were negative and he expects to play in Week 5. We'll consider the touchdown-dependent TE1 questionable for now.
Sep 28 - 8:49 PM

Vernon Davis left Sunday's Week 4 game against the Eagles in the third quarter with a back injury and will not return.

Davis took a hard shot to the back from Eagles LB DeMeco Ryan at the end of a catch and was bent forward awkwardly. He couldn't even walk to the locker room under his own power. Derek Carrier has come on at tight end with Vance McDonald inactive. Davis had two catches for eight yards before leaving.
Sep 28 - 6:21 PM

Vernon Davis (ankle) is active for Sunday's Week 4 game against the Eagles.

Davis is ready to rock in a plus matchup against an awful Eagles defense that's without their best cover linebacker, Mychal Kendricks. Vance McDonald is a healthy scratch. The rest of the 49ers inactives: WR Quinton Patton, CB Trumaine Brock, QB Josh Johnson, C Marcus Martin, OL Dillon Farrell and DL Tank Carradine.
Sep 28 - 3:07 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Vernon Davis (ankle, knee) is "good to go" for Week 4 against the Eagles.

Davis was limited in practice each day this week and is listed as questionable. Coach Jim Harbaugh expressed optimism on Friday, but Davis is still looking like a game-time decision. We'll have to see how he looks in pre-game warmups. Davis will be an obvious TE1 if active for the 4:25 PM ET kickoff.
Sep 28 - 9:13 AM

Vernon Davis (ankle, knee) will be a game-time decision in Week 4 against the Eagles.

Davis was limited in practice again on Friday and is officially listed as questionable. Coach Jim Harbaugh said he remains "optimistic" Davis will play Sunday, but his status can't be taken for granted. 49ers-Eagles has a 4:25 PM ET start, so fantasy owners need to have a backup plan in place.
Sep 26 - 5:01 PM

49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle, knee) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

The 49ers are just managing Davis' reps. Davis is fully expected to return against the Eagles. He's a TE1 for Week 4.
Sep 25 - 7:42 PM

Vernon Davis (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday.

He was officially limited. Barring a setback, Davis is on track to return in Week 4. Davis projects as a mid-range TE1 for a likely shootout with the Eagles.
Sep 24 - 5:35 PM

Vernon Davis (ankle) feels "way better," and was walking without a limp on Tuesday.

Coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday that the 49ers are "optimistic" Davis will be back for Week 4. Barring a setback, it's appearing quite likely that he will suit up for San Fran's probable shootout with the Eagles. Davis' status will be updated again when the 49ers return to practice on Wednesday.
Sep 23 - 2:52 PM

The 49ers are "optimistic" Vernon Davis (ankle) will return for Week 4.

Coach Jim Harbaugh said so at Monday's presser. With Davis and Vance McDonald sidelined for Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, the 49ers increased No. 3 receiver Stevie Johnson's role on offense. Davis would be a mid-range TE1 for a likely shootout with the Eagles.
Sep 22 - 3:17 PM

49ers declared TEs Vernon Davis (ankle, knee) and Vance McDonald (knee) inactive for Week 3 against the Cardinals.

With the 49ers' top two tight ends out, third-year UDFA Derek Carrier can be fired up as a cheap daily option against a Cardinals defense that simply can't cover tight ends. Also inactive for the 49ers are WR Quinton Patton, CB Tramaine Brock, C Marcus Martin, RT Anthony Davis and DT Tank Carradine.
Sep 21 - 2:36 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports it's "doubtful" Vernon Davis (ankle, knee) plays Sunday against the Cardinals.

It's been shaping up this way all week. Davis hasn't practiced since leaving last Sunday night's Week 2 loss against the Bears on crutches. Derek Carrier is expected to get the start at tight end in an extremely favorable matchup.
Sep 21 - 8:29 AM

Vernon Davis (ankle, knee) is listed as questionable for Week 3.

Davis didn't practice all week, but was able to do some light jogging on Friday. The 49ers are officially calling him a game-time decision. With Vance McDonald (knee) also questionable, Derek Carrier is in line to start against the Cardinals.
Sep 19 - 5:28 PM

Vernon Davis (ankle) missed 49ers practice again on Friday.

With Davis and Vance McDonald (knee) almost certainly out for Week 3, athletic specimen Derek Carrier will likely get a ton of snaps against the Cardinals.
Sep 19 - 3:17 PM

Vernon Davis (ankle) shed his crutches on Thursday, but was still "hobbling around" the 49ers locker room.

He missed practice for the second straight day. Although it's a good sign that Davis has shed his crutches, it's hard to see him suiting up for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. With Vance McDonald (knee) also hobbled, third-year UDFA Derek Carrier is in line to start.
Sep 18 - 4:27 PM

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3RB1Frank Gore
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WR11Michael Crabtree
2Stevie Johnson
3Bruce Ellington
4Kassim Osgood
WR21Anquan Boldin
2Brandon Lloyd
3Quinton Patton
WR31Stevie Johnson
TE1Vernon Davis
2Vance McDonald
3Derek Carrier
4Garrett Celek
K1Phil Dawson