TE Vernon Davis - San Francisco 49ers
|6-3, 253||Born: 1-31-1984||College: Maryland||Drafted: Round 1, pick 6|
He is listed as questionable on this week's official injury report.
News you need to know
From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Sep 15): Davis suffered an ankle injury on Sunday night - he was forced out of the game and will be evaluated further on Monday. He was on crutches after the game.
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 15): Davis has an ankle injury of unknown severity. He left the stadium on crutches and testing results should be available early in the week. Expect an absence for at least this week against the Cardinals defense that is generous to tight ends.
General News (Sat Sep 20): could be a game-time decision for Week 3. Davis said he was encouraged with how he felt after some light running and catching drills Friday, Sept. 19.
General News (Fri Sep 19): did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.
General News (Wed Sep 17): has a deep bone bruise but no structural damage to his ankle, and the team is optimistic he will be able to play in Week 3. Davis did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, and is still on crutches.
General News (Tue Sep 16): was on crutches after leaving the Week 2 game Sunday, Sept. 14, due to a sprained left ankle.
Week 3: at Arizona Cardinals
Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Colin Kaepernick has thrown 37/57 for 449 yards, three TDs and three interceptions to date, with 14/77/0 rushing so far. Last week, he tossed 21/34 for 248 yards passing, with one TD and three interceptions thrown, while taking four sacks for -16 yards. The turnovers killed the 49ers' chances to win the football game. Michael Crabtree finally looked like a #1 wideout with nine targets for 7/82/1 receiving during the game, which marginalized Vernon Davis (three for 3/39/0) and Anquan Boldin (six for 2/34/0) in terms of production - Davis was also hampered by an ankle injury that knocked him out of the game and led to him leaving the stadium on crutches. He had an MRI on September 15 - stay tuned to Footballguys.com's Players in the News later in the week to see if Davis can practice (or not) before inserting him in a lineup this week, folks. Arizona was tied for 14th in the NFL last season averaging 233 passing yards allowed per game, with 20 interceptions (tied for fifth) and 47 sacks (tied for sixth) over 16 games. This is a hard-nose, ball-hawking unit, friends. Philip Rivers managed 21/36 for 238 yards passing, one TD and one interception at Arizona on Monday Night Football's nightcap game during Week 1. Eli Manning managed 26/39 for 260 net passing yards, two TDs and two interceptions thrown, with two sacks taken for -17 yards during Week 2. They average 249 net passing yards allowed per game to date this year, in the bottom third of the league (22nd), through two contests. Kaepernick may have to do without Davis this week, but he's still got a nice passing matchup here - advantage, San Francisco.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2014 Week 1 vs DAL (6 / 4 / 44 / 2 rec)
Both of Davis' touchdowns came as a result of good play calls and bad coverage. He was wide open on the right sideline when Kaepernick found him for a 29 yard score early in the game. Davis bobbled the throw, but ultimately hauled it in. On the team's very next offensive play he again found himself wide open, this time in the back of the end zone off of play action. Davis was pretty quiet for the rest of the game but that had more to do with the game script than anything else.
2014 Week 2 vs CHI (3 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)
Davis had a solid game going when he hurt his ankle in 4th quarter and had to leave the game. On the play he caught a cross over the middle and had a defender pull him down from behind and roll over his ankle. Davis also made a nice catch in between three defenders for a first down early in the game and had an 11 yard reception nullified by a defensive penalty.
Latest News49ers | Week 3 Inactives (Sun Sep 21, 02:45 PM) - The San Francisco 49ers have declared CB Tramaine Brock, DE Cornellius Carradine, OT Anthony Davis, TE Vernon Davis, C Marcus Martin, TE Vance McDonald, WR Quinton Patton inactive for Week 3. 49ers | Vernon Davis will not play (Sun Sep 21, 02:36 PM) - San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle, knee) has been declared inactive for Week 3. Our View: Small school speedster Derek Carrier will get the chance to impress against the Cardinals defense that is always generous to opposing tight ends.
link to story 49ers | Vernon Davis unlikely to go (Sun Sep 21, 10:21 AM) - San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle) is doubtful to play Sunday, Sept. 21, and was on crutches until Thursday, Sept. 18. TE Derek Carrier would start in his place. Our View: Carrier has 4.5 speed and he didn't look lost out on the football field last week. He's about as good of a play as say, Jared Cook, if Davis can't go.
link to story 49ers | Vernon Davis' status uncertain (Sat Sep 20, 10:59 AM) - San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle, knee) could be a game-time decision for Week 3. Davis said he was encouraged with how he felt after some light running and catching drills Friday, Sept. 19. Our View: This is a 4pm game, so you may have to make your choice early. Otherwise make sure you have an alternative from other late games, Sunday or Monday night. Davis has a good matchup and if he plays it's worth the risk of another injury to have him in if you don't mind rolling the dice.
link to story 49ers | Vernon Davis listed as questionable (Fri Sep 19, 07:50 PM) - San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle, knee) did not practice Friday, Sept. 19, and he is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Arizona Cardinals. Our View: One 49ers beat writer said Davis' limp became more pronounced when he noticed he was being watched, but we should still proceed as if he won't play, or be limited in effectiveness if he does. Still, the Cardinals are a great matchup for tight ends, so if you don't have another reasonable option, it could be worth rolling the dice at a position where production is usually limited.
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