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Vernon Davis | TE | San Francisco 49ers
Posted: 7/23/2014 2:25pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis has reported to camp Wednesday, July 23, according to an Instagram post from 49ers S C.J. Spillman.
Huddle Up: So much for talk of Davis holding out. Maybe he and the 49ers are close enough on contract talks that Vernon is comfortable showing up, or maybe he just felt compelled to honor his contract and let the finances sort themselves out later. Either way, it's one less headache for the Niners and for those looking for an elite fantasy tight end.

Posted: 7/14/2014 6:13pm et
It is believed that San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis is leaning toward not reporting for training camp on time because of his contract situation, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Nothing to get too worked up about yet, though if you're trying to buy low on Davis in a dynasty league you could start planting seeds of worry in the Davis owner. If and when Davis doesn't show up for workouts in August... then you can start to worry. But after paying Colin Kaepernick this offseason it would be shocking if the Niners don't come correct for his most reliable receiver as well.

Posted: 7/3/2014 4:31pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis' holdout for a new contract should not be impacted by Jimmy Graham being ruled as a tight end, according to a source. Davis lined up as a tight end more than a wide receiver in 2013 and has freely admitted that he is a tight end. The 49ers don't appear inclined to give Davis a new deal. He is currently the third-highest paid tight end. San Francisco veterans report to training camp July 24.
Huddle Up: There's been a lot of smoke so far, but don't expect any sort of lengthy or impactful holdout this preseason from fantasy's No. 2- ranked TE of 2013.

Posted: 6/17/2014 2:07pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis is indeed absent for the first day of the team's mandatory minicamp Tuesday, June 17, according to a league source. Davis is holding out for a new contract. Davis also skipped the team's voluntary organized team activities earlier this month.
Huddle Up: Now that Davis is missing mandatory workouts, we'll see if this causes any noticeable change in the Niners' stance. The guess here is that it doesn't -- for the time being.

Posted: 6/16/2014 10:35am et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis admitted he's holding out for a new contract because he believes he is outplaying his current deal. 'It's all about getting paid what you deserve,' Davis said. 'It's not that complicated. I want the 49ers to win the Super Bowl, and I want to be on the field this summer working towards that goal, but I have to worry about my future first.'
Huddle Up: The Niners just extended the contract of Davis' quarterback; let's see how quick they are to extend Davis' deal. Maybe they want to wait until Jimmy Graham sets the bar--or maybe they want to get a deal done before that happens.

Posted: 6/12/2014 11:04pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis said he plans to report for the team's mandatory minicamp next week. Davis has skipped the organized team activities because it is believed he is not happy with his contract.
Huddle Up: Davis still has 2 years remaining on his current deal so this situation could prove to be much ado about nothing.

Posted: 6/5/2014 10:15pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis will not fully commit to attend the team's mandatory minicamp that will run from June 17-19. 'If it's mandatory, I think I should be there,' Davis said. 'My foot could get stuck in the grass, and I may not be able to get out ... but if it's mandatory, I think I should be there.' Davis is seeking a new contract.
Huddle Up: Davis still has 2 years remaining on his 5-year, $36.75 million deal, and the Niners haven't appeared too concerned about the missed voluntary workouts. That could change though if the TE is MIA in minicamp.

Posted: 6/1/2014 12:43am et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis has forfeited a $200,000 workout bonus by not participating in organized team activities. Davis would also lose $69,455 if he decides not to attend the team's minicamp in June.
Huddle Up: The endgame for Davis is a new contract, so maybe forgoing $200K now leads to an extra million or three down the road. Seems like an odd approach, however.

Posted: 5/30/2014 6:25pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis said he may attend mandatory minicamp next month. "I might be there," he said, smiling. "I might not. It's mandatory. I probably should be there. We'll see."
Huddle Up: Sounds like someone is hinting that they'd like their contract redone, and if it doesn't happen in a timely fashion they're going to take their ball and go home... or at least not show up at minicamp. This will only become a concern if any sort of contract/holdout situation extends into training camp.

Posted: 5/29/2014 8:10pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis is not participating in the team's offseason program due to dissatisfaction over his contract, according to a league source. David is sacrificing his $200,000 workout bonus by not participating.
Huddle Up: There's still tons of time to get things ironed out, but definitely keep an eye on this unhappy camper, who finished second among all fantasy TEs last season with his 52-850-13 performance.

Posted: 2/25/2014 11:44pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis posted a photo of him and free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Jaguars) that said the two were discussing the future.
Huddle Up: There would seem to be other teams who would covet MJD more and more pressing needs for the Niners, but it would be a great fit for MJD going from the basement-dwelling Jags to the perennially contending Niners and their staunch commitment to the run.

Posted: 1/19/2014 1:43pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis has seven postseason touchdown catches, tying him with Dave Casper for the most in NFL history by a tight end. A touchdown during the NFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 19, would break the deadlock.
Huddle Up: Davis has quickly made a postseason names for himself. He only has 3 catches in 2 games this postseason, but 2 of them have resulted in TDs. In his first 5 playoff games, he had 4 100-yard receiving games and 5 TDs.

Posted: 11/16/2013 9:36pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (concussion) is expected to play Week 11 even though he is listed as questionable for the game.
Huddle Up: Davis is expected to play but owners should have another option ready just in case. Rookie Vance McDonald will get the start if Davis doesn't pass his concussion tests and can't go.

Posted: 11/15/2013 9:03pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (concussion) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 15, and is listed as questionable for Week 11.
Huddle Up: Davis has until Sunday to pass his concussion tests and be cleared to play but owners need a Plan B in place. Rookie Vance McDonald will draw the start if Davis can't go.

Posted: 11/15/2013 3:09pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (concussion) was on the practice field in a non-contact jersey Friday, Nov. 15. His status may not be known until game day.
Huddle Up: The good sign is that Davis has at least been out on the practice field all 3 days this week, but the Niners' late-afternoon kickoff in New Orleans could present fantasy owners with some lineup issues if it comes down to a game-time decision.

Posted: 11/15/2013 12:00am et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (concussion) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 14.
Huddle Up: Davis was limited in practice for the second straight day, but he still has some concussion-protocol hurdles to clear before Sunday. Stay tuned ...

Posted: 11/13/2013 9:22pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (concussion) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Huddle Up: It's good that Davis got in a limited practice on Wednesday after suffering a concussion. If he can practice on Thursday he'll be in line to play this week. If Davis has to sit out, rookie Vance McDonald will get the start.

Posted: 11/12/2013 11:49pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (concussion) said he is feeling great and is waiting for doctors to give him the clearance to perform more activities.
Huddle Up: Davis' fantasy owners have a week of monitoring Bay Area concussion-protocol reports ahead of them.

Posted: 11/11/2013 8:11pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis and FS Eric Reid will have to go through the concussion protocol before being cleared to play in a game.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners know the drill this week. Davis' health also is tied to the fantasy value of QB Colin Kaepernick with the TE ranking second on squad with 49 targets, 30 receptions and 520 yards. Davis, though, is tops on the team with 7 TD receptions.

Posted: 11/10/2013 11:39pm et
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (concussion) suffered a concussion in the first half of the Week 10 game against the Carolina Panthers, and he was unable to return.
Huddle Up: Hopefully it's not too serious, but this could mean Davis is out for at least a week or two.

Posted: 10/4/2013 8:17pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (hamstring) was listed as a limited participant in practice Friday, Oct. 4, and he is listed as questionable for the Week 5 game against the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: Davis is expected to play against Houston but probably won't be 100 percent. Still, it's been 10 days since Davis played against the Rams and unless you have another stud tight end to put in your lineup, Davis is worth starting this week.

Posted: 10/2/2013 11:18pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (hamstring) was able to take part in a full practice session Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Huddle Up: Davis wasn't 100 percent last week but managed to score to save a disastrous fantasy week for owners who started him. Expect Davis to be much healthier this week against Houston. He will back to posting upper TE1 production.

Posted: 9/26/2013 8:23pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis is active for the team's game against the St. Louis Rams on Thursday, Sept. 26.
Huddle Up: Davis, who missed the Week 3 loss to Indy with a balky hamstring, will play, and while he's likely not at full health, he's worth a fantasy start as QB Colin Kaepernick and the Niners look to get untracked after back-to-back poor offensive showings.

Posted: 9/25/2013 11:42pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (ribs) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 25, and he is considered questionable for the Week 4 game against the St. Louis Rams Thursday, Sept. 26.
Huddle Up: Davis will be a game-time decision. The good thing is he plays on Thursday so if he's out, fantasy owners will have a couple of days to replace Davis in their lineups.

Posted: 9/25/2013 9:23am et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis took part in practice on a limited basis Tuesday, Sept. 24.
Huddle Up: Good to see Davis back in the mix. He'll have another opportunity for a full practice session before the Niners take on St. Louis on Thursday; at least you'll know prior to setting your lineups if Davis will be available this week.

Posted: 9/24/2013 6:52pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (hamstring) may be a game time decision for the team's Week 4 game Thursday, Sept. 26.
Huddle Up: Some fantasy GMs missed Davis last week, and there's no doubt the Niners did as QB Colin Kaepernick struggled throwing the ball for the second straight week. At least you'll have a few more days to line up another option if Davis can't go Thur. night.

Posted: 9/23/2013 5:01pm et
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said the team will continue to evaluate TE Vernon Davis (hamstring) this week and is not sure if Davis will be able to play Week 4.
Huddle Up: Davis was a game-time decision last week, so hopefully he will be good to go later this week. But the uncertainty is tough—fantasy owners should plan accordingly.

Posted: 9/20/2013 11:38pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (hamstring) did not practice all week, and he worked with a trainer on a side field while his teammate practiced Friday, Sept. 20. Head coach Jim Harbaugh said a decision to play Davis will be made 90 minutes prior to game time when teams are required to submit a list of seven inactive players. Davis is officially listed as questionable.
Huddle Up: Davis' owners will need to make a decision because the 49ers play at 4:25 on Sunday. If you have another decent option at tight end, you'll probably want to keep Davis on the bench this week given his highly questionable status.

Posted: 9/18/2013 9:29pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: Davis strained his hamstring in the fourth quarter of last week's game but he Tweeted there is no reason to worry and that his leg just needed rest. Check back later in the week but hopefully Davis will be able to play against a Colts' defense that got lit up by Charles Clay on Sunday.

Posted: 9/18/2013 4:21pm et
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said TE Vernon Davis (hamstring) is considered day-to-day at this point.
Huddle Up: This shouldn't be too concerning, keep an eye on him the rest of the week.

Posted: 9/18/2013 10:03am et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis posted on Twitter that his leg feels great, and he just needs to rest until kickoff for Week 3.
Huddle Up: Expect Davis to be limited or held out of practice all week, but if his Twitter feed is to be trusted he'll be in the lineup this weekend.

Posted: 9/16/2013 1:01am et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (hamstring) left the Week 2 game in the second half against the Seattle Seahawks due to a hamstring injury, and he will not return.
Huddle Up: The game turned into a laugher in the second half, so there may not be much to this. Check on Davis' injury status throughout the week.