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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
Contract: view contract details

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Vernon Davis (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.
Davis remains on crutches, and appears to be highly questionable for Week 3 against the Cardinals. He didn't suffer any structural damage last Sunday night, but Davis is dealing with a deep bruise. Fantasy owners need to be making other arrangements. Jared Cook, Travis Kelce, and Niles Paul are all options. Sep 17 - 5:33 PM

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A source tells CSN Bay Area that Vernon Davis has avoided a significant left ankle injury.

Davis' Monday MRI revealed a deep bruise and no structural damage, meaning he could suit up for Sunday's Week 3 game against the Cardinals. It sounds like a mild, "low" kind of sprain. If Davis does have to sit a game out, the 49ers may have to turn to Derek Carrier at tight end with Vance McDonald (knee) questionable.
Sep 16 - 1:29 PM

Vernon Davis is undergoing an MRI on his left ankle.

Davis suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss, and was spotted on crutches afterward. It's quite possible he has a high-ankle sprain, which would sideline him in the neighborhood of four weeks. Backup Vance McDonald is dealing with a knee injury, meaning third-year UDFA Derek Carrier could be the next man up on the depth chart.
Sep 15 - 3:25 PM

Vernon Davis (ankle) was spotted on crutches following Sunday night's 28-20 loss to the Bears.

Davis hurt his left ankle when he was dragged down from behind by Bears LB Jon Bostic in the fourth quarter. The severity of the sprain is unknown, with a Monday MRI likely pending. Backup Vance McDonald was also limited by a first-half knee injury, leaving third-stringer Derek Carrier to catch three passes for 41 yards.
Sep 15 - 7:42 AM

Vernon Davis has been ruled out of Sunday night's Week 2 game against the Bears with an ankle injury.

Davis injured his ankle after being dragged down from behind in the fourth quarter. He limped off the field and was eventually carted off. Davis secured all three of his targets for 39 yards prior to going down. There's a chance Davis may be dealing with a high-ankle sprain, which would cost him multiple weeks.
Sep 14 - 11:34 PM

Vernon Davis caught 4-of-6 targets for 44 yards and two touchdowns in San Francisco's Week 1 rout of the Cowboys.

One of the league's premier red-zone threats, Davis notched scores of 29 and two yards in the first quarter. Davis can be a disappointing fantasy play when he doesn't find the zone, but he does so with such regularity that he's an every-week TE1.
Sep 7 - 8:02 PM

Vernon Davis caught 1-of-2 targets for 16 yards in Sunday's third preseason game against San Diego.

It was Davis' first grab of the preseason. As it's always been with Davis, touchdowns are where he earns his keep. Davis is in the second tier of fantasy tight ends behind the big four, but he's not going to catch more than 50-55 balls. And with Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin, and Stevie Johnson as plus-red zone threats, Davis is going to have a tough time matching his 13 TDs from 2013.
Aug 24 - 6:25 PM

Vernon Davis has reported to 49ers training camp.

Davis skipped the entire offseason program due to dissatisfaction with his $4.7 million salary, therefore forfeiting nearly $270,000 in bonuses. But with the chips down and the 49ers showing no signs of budging, he gives in and will avoid the $30,000 per day fines that come with missing camp. Now lacking leverage, Davis appears unlikely to get the raise he desires before Week 1 -- especially in light of the team-friendly deal Jimmy Graham was recently forced to accept.
Jul 23 - 12:00 PM

ESPN 49ers reporter Bill Williamson believes it would be a "big surprise" if Vernon Davis continued his holdout through training camp.

Williamson cites Davis' inconsistency throughout his contract quest, and admission that it wouldn't be the end of the world if a new deal couldn't be hammered out. CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco hinted last week that Davis will continue to hold out, so we may not get a definitive answer before practice starts.
Jul 22 - 7:54 PM

CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco wrote in a fan chat that "there are indications" Vernon Davis' holdout "is going to continue."

Davis' actions have been consistently inconsistent since the holdout began, promising one thing and doing the other. Maiocco goes so far as to write, "I'm not sure how important the game is to him at this stage of his life." Please keep in mind Maiocco was writing in a chat, but he is a plugged-in reporter with takes worth noting. It sounds like there may more to this story than we know.
Jul 16 - 10:07 PM

A source with knowledge of the situation tells Profootballtalk's Mike Florio that the "current thinking" is Vernon Davis will not report to training camp.

Davis skipped the 49ers' offseason program, but recently suggested he plans to attend camp later this month. Davis is now expected to be leaning toward holding out, though Florio allows that it could still go either way. The 49ers have refused to negotiate with disgruntled Davis or RG Alex Boone until they report back to the team. Davis can be fined $30,000 per day for missing training camp. Once fines start piling up, players typically cave.
Jul 12 - 7:02 PM

Vernon Davis acknowledged there's a (likely good) possibility the 49ers won't give him a new contract.

Davis skipped all of the 49ers' pre-training camp activities. "It’s just like any athlete, we all want a new contract," he said. "But I’m not going to stress over it. It’s not the end of the world if I don’t get it. ... At the end of the day, if I don’t get the deal, at least I tried and I put my foot down." Highly unlikely to get more money, Davis doesn't sound like a threat to hold out of training camp.
Jun 27 - 3:23 PM

CSN Bay Area doesn't expect the 49ers to negotiate with holdouts Vernon Davis and RG Alex Boone until they report back to the team.

Reporter Matt Maiocco believes that's the "49er way." That's how the team handled Frank Gore's holdout in 2011. Boone appears more serious about getting a raise than Davis, and also has more leverage. Unlike Davis, Boone is obviously underpaid. Davis' "holdout" isn't expected to linger deep into camp. That's if it continues at all.
Jun 19 - 2:03 PM

ESPN 49ers reporter Bill Williamson would be surprised if Vernon Davis stages a long-term holdout at training camp.

At 30 years old and currently the third-highest paid tight end in the league, Davis has virtually no leverage. Skipping this week's mandatory minicamp looks like a way to get his name in the headlines and help build the "brand" he cherishes so much. Williams notes that Davis "loves football. He loves being part of the spotlight. I think it'd kill him to stay away."
Jun 18 - 9:05 AM

Vernon Davis did not report to mandatory minicamp on Tuesday.

As expected. There were reports last week that Davis had planned to report to minicamp after sitting out OTAs in hopes of landing a new contract. Those reports were refuted by Davis on Monday and Tuesday when he said he wasn't going to show up. He's subject to daily fines if he continues to sit out the three-day minicamp. Things will get more serious if Davis continues his holdout at training camp next month. Davis wants a raise on his $4.7 million salary.
Jun 17 - 12:25 PM

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