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Vernon Davis | Tight End | #80

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 250
College: Maryland
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (6) / SF
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Free agent Vernon Davis played only 19 postseason snaps.
Davis' Broncos tenure was as big of a dud as possible. He made huge mistakes in the regular season before being phased out down the stretch. Now 32, Davis remains a rare athlete at tight end, but the finer points of his game have eroded. He'll likely have to settle for a one-year, incentive-laden deal in free agency. Feb 8 - 1:29 PM

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Vernon Davis was held catch-less in the Broncos' Super Bowl 50 win over the Panthers.

Davis fell behind Owen Daniels and Virgil Green at the end of the regular season and didn't have a single postseason reception. Davis still has top-end athleticism, but his focus and poor hands have sapped his game-day value. Davis also isn't nearly the in-line blocker he once was. At age 32, Davis' impending free agent market figures to be pretty quiet.
Feb 7 - 10:41 PM

Vernon Davis played just five offensive snaps in the Broncos' Week 16 win over the Bengals on Monday night.

After committing another awful drop in last week's loss to the Steelers, the Broncos sent Davis to the bench as the No. 3 tight end Monday night. Owen Daniels played 47-of-67 snaps, and Virgil Green was in on 25 of them as the No. 2 tight end. Daniels made some big-time catches for Brock Osweiler over the middle and figures to remain the starter the rest of the year.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 12:44:00 AM

Vernon Davis caught 1-of-3 targets for five yards in the Broncos' Week 15 loss to the Steelers.

One of Davis' missed connections was another mind-numbing drop. Hearing footsteps on a second half 3rd-and-16, Davis dropped a perfectly thrown would-be first down conversion from Brock Osweiler. Davis won't be on the TE2 radar against the Bengals in Week 16.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 08:40:00 PM

Vernon Davis caught 7-of-9 targets for 74 yards in the Broncos' Week 14 loss to the Raiders.

Davis has proven to be an excellent pre-trade-deadline pickup by GM John Elway, giving the Broncos much-needed playmaking ability in the middle of the field. Davis, however, had an ugly and crucial late-game drop against the Raiders, and his weekly fantasy outlook will continue to be made murky by No. 2 tight end Owen Daniels' presence. Davis will be a fringe TE1 streamer when the Broncos take on the Steelers in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 07:44:00 PM

Vernon Davis (concussion) is active for Week 14.

He'll share tight end duties with Owen Daniels against the Raiders.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 02:45:00 PM

Vernon Davis (concussion) is listed as questionable for Week 14.

His status is uncertain for Sunday's clash with the Raiders. If Davis can't play, 33-year-old Owen Daniels would become the Broncos' clear-cut primary tight end. Daniels goose egged in an early-season meeting with Oakland.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 03:58:00 PM

Vernon Davis (concussion) returned to practice on Thursday.

That puts him on track to play Sunday against the Raiders. Davis has averaged 24.4 receiving yards per game since joining the Broncos in Week 9. Even against an Oakland defense notorious for giving up yards to opposing tight ends, we wouldn't expect much from Davis this week.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 01:58:00 PM

Vernon Davis (concussion) remains in the league's protocol and did not practice Wednesday.

Davis wasn't a factor before suffering the brain injury last week against the Chargers. Owen Daniels and Virgil Green will handle the load if he can't play.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 03:49:00 PM

Vernon Davis has been diagnosed with a concussion and is done for the day in Week 13.

Owen Daniels will close out the game as Denver's primary tight end, with Virgil Green perhaps collecting a few more snaps. Before departing, Davis managed two catches for 25 yards on three targets.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 05:55:00 PM

Vernon Davis was held to two catches for 10 yards in Week 12 against the Patriots.

Davis took a step back after playing a big Week 11 role. He saw more snaps than Owen Daniels, but failed to do anything against an underrated Patriots secondary. Davis won't be more than a TE2 for Week 13.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 01:25:00 AM

Vernon Davis said he felt chemistry with Brock Osweiler 'from Day One.'

The Broncos were very interested in talking chemistry this week. Davis' connection with Osweiler may have helped him catch six passes for 68 yards in the quarterback's first career start, but the main reason Davis found success was Osweiler's ability to run Gary Kubiak's tight-end-friendly offense the way it is intended. As long as Osweiler is literally and figuratively under center, Davis should find success. He is a low-end TE1 this week even in a tough matchup.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 01:20:00 PM

Vernon Davis caught six passes for 68 yards in the Broncos' Week 11 win over the Bears.

Davis played a bigger role with Emmanuel Sanders sidelined and Brock Osweiler starting. He finished behind only Demaryius Thomas (8) in targets. The Broncos ran a lot of two tight end formations with both Davis and Owen Daniels. Davis has potential to produce low-end TE1 value down the stretch.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 05:25:00 PM

Vernon Davis' limited playing time Week 10 against the Chiefs is attributed to him not being up to speed with the Broncos' hurry-up offense.

This marks Davis' third week with the team, and it's believed he'll start to make more of an offensive impact the more comfortable he gets in the new scheme. With popgun-armed, turnover-machine Peyton Manning out of the lineup, the Broncos are expected to focus more on the run game, and Brock Osweiler's big arm should lead to more looks down the seam to Davis.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 12:28:00 PM

Vernon Davis said he thought he would play more Week 10 against the Chiefs.

Davis parlayed 35 snaps into two catches for 19 yards on four targets, but he thought he would play more. "I was confused," Davis said. "I thought I would play a lot more than that. Very confused." Davis played 10 fewer snaps than Owen Daniels, but Davis' play time is trending upward after seeing just nine snaps in his debut. He could be the No. 1 tight end as early as next week.
Source: 9 News
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 11:03:00 AM