3:50 AM EDT, Sun August 30, 2015

Take a seat: Bowman, Davis, Dockett won’t play vs. Texans

The 49ers inside linebacker, who is 19 months removed from sustaining a severe knee injury, won’t play in the preseason opener against the Texans. In addition, tight end Vernon Davis and defensive tackle Darnell Dockett won’t play, a 49ers official said. Dockett, 34, is a year removed from sustaining a torn ACL and his snaps have been monitored during the first two weeks of training camp.
Niners Nation Aug 15, 2015

49ers to sit NaVorro Bowman, Vernon Davis, Darnell Dockett vs. Texans

The San Francisco 49ers will sit 14 players on Saturday. We look at the list, including some late announcements. The San Francisco 49ers will be sitting a handful of veterans on Saturday in their preseason opener against the Houston Texans. The team announced that NaVorro Bowman, Vernon Davis and Darnell Dockett will not dress for the game. Additionally, Jim Tomsula mentioned on Thursday that Reggie Bush will not play. None of these are shocking, and give the younger players on the team some big opportunities. Vernon Davis's absence will be particularly notable. Washington finds themselves...
San Jose Mercury News Aug 15, 2015

NaVorro Bowman's return not coming in exhibition opener; Vernon Davis, Darnell Dockett also out

NaVorro Bowman's comeback in a 49ers uniform will have to wait at least one more week, as he will not play in tonight's exhibition opener against the host Houston Texans.

Practice No. 10 recap: Kaepernick delivers 'Vernon Post II'; McDonald opens well

Practice neared its end and twilight was descending on the 49ers practice field when Colin Kaepernick and Vernon Davis connected on one of the nicest plays of training camp. Davis lined up on the left side, with Tramaine Brock bluffing as… Continue Reading →

49ers training camp report: Day 6

SANTA CLARA – Here are the highlights from the 49ers’ third padded practice of training camp. THE GOOD 1. TE Vernon Davis. His best day of training camp, and the best receiver on the field. Made four catches during team drills, including a 50-yard touchdown catch. On the touchdown Davis ran straight down the middle […]
Niners Nation Aug 5, 2015

Trent Baalke discussed contract futures of Aldon Smith, Vernon Davis

San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke chatted about a couple contract issues following Tuesday's practice. How will the team address the futures of Aldon Smith and Vernon Davis? The San Francisco 49ers have numerous notable players hitting free agency next spring. Guys like Alex Boone, Aldon Smith and Vernon Davis all provide the 49ers with some questions to answer as they move toward next March. On Tuesday, general manager Trent Baalke had a brief sit-down with the media following practice, and took a few minutes to discuss Smith and Davis in particular. You can view the beat...
San Jose Mercury News Aug 5, 2015

Baalke: 49ers want to hang on to Aldon Smith, Vernon Davis

Linebacker, tight end both in final year of contract, but the G.M. says, 'We're always going to try to keep our guys.'
San Jose Mercury News Aug 5, 2015

Trent Baalke talks about contract years of Aldon Smith, Vernon Davis

Vernon Davis and Aldon Smith may be entering the final year of the contracts but 49ers general manager Trent Baalke wants their tenures to continue beyond that.

Trent Baalke talks about contract years of Aldon Smith, Vernon Davis

Vernon Davis and Aldon Smith may be entering the final year of the contracts but 49ers general manager Trent Baalke wants their tenures to continue beyond that. “We’re always going to try to keep our guys,” Baalke said in a… Continue Reading →
Niners Nation Aug 1, 2015

Colin Kaepernick briefly addresses Vernon Davis, Geep Chryst, screen passes

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback held his first press conference of training camp. He did not have a whole lot to say, but did touch on a few topics of note. In particular, he was asked about mixing in more passes to running backs. He would not go into detail. Here's the full transcript. How are you doing, Colin? "Good. How are you doing?" So you've been here since Monday, what's kind of been the vibe as far as working with the young guys and what have you seen so far in those three days that you've been here? "Like you said, we're just working. Trying to get ready, trying to move in...
Niners Nation Aug 1, 2015

Golden Nuggets: Vernon's new motivation

Saturday, August 1, 2015 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet. Good morning, Faithful. One of the most surprising things about the disappointing 2014 season, was the play of Vernon Davis. During the recent playoff runs of the 49ers, Vernon was one of the key factors, but was a complete non-factor after the first game against Dallas last year. A lot of people, including myself, figured that this was due to his holdout and just the general oddness of the last season. However, I never thought of the possibility that it might...

Vernon Davis: “Last year I had a lot of people in my ear, particularly an adviser.”

SANTA CLARA – Here are selected quotes from Vernon Davis’ Friday morning press conference in the 49ers’ auditorium. Q: For you personally, why did things last season not go the way you expected and the way everyone expected for you? DAVIS: There were a lot of factors. If you look at the season we had […]
San Jose Mercury News Jul 31, 2015

Vernon Davis reports to camp with more than money on his mind

Vernon Davis showed up Friday for his 10th training camp with a mindset he confessed is far removed from last year's financial-driven ambitions.

Vernon Davis reports to camp with more than money on his mind

Vernon Davis showed up Friday for his 10th training camp with a mindset he confessed is far removed from last year's financial-driven ambitions. Even so, Davis is entering the final season of his contract. "Last year I had lot of people in… Continue Reading →
Niners Nation Jul 31, 2015

Vernon Davis fired advisor who suggested he try and get a new contract last year

Interesting news from Vernon Davis related to last year's brief holdout. The San Francisco 49ers veterans reported to training camp on Friday, and one of the players on hand is Vernon Davis. He was involved in the entire offseason program, a year after he had skipped the entire program in hopes of getting a new contract. Davis had a chance to address that topic in his press conference on Friday. Davis said he had a lot of people in his ear last year, but particularly an advisor who suggested he try and get a new contract with the team. Davis said he ended up firing that person just prior to...

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