Extra Points: 49ers, Chiefs, Suggs, Pats

We learned in late February that 49ers offensive tackle Anthony Davis was set to apply for reinstatement after taking a hiatus from football last season. That still hasn’t happened yet, but Davis tweeted Friday that he’ll file for reinstatement “later this year.” Interestingly, Davis added that “[d]ealing with Trent is giving me a headache.” That’s likely a reference to 49ers general manager Trent Baalke. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk wonders if Davis is trying to goad the Baalke-led Niners into releasing him. The 26-year-old is under 49ers control through 2019.

Here’s more from around the NFL:

  • The Chiefs announced a slew of changes to their coaching staff Friday, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports. One of the moves was to promote Britt Reid, head coach Andy Reid‘s son, to defensive line coach. Britt Reid was the Chiefs’ assistant D-line coach last season and will take over for Tommy Brasher, whom the team shifted to special projects. The Chiefs also elevated Al Harris from assistant defensive backs coach to secondary coach. He’ll mostly work with cornerbacks, per Paylor. Further, assistant quarterbacks coach Corey Matthaei will add offensive line assistant to his title and assistant linebackers coach Mark DeLeone will take on a greater defensive role. The club also hired Joe Bleymaier (offensive quality control), Taylor Embree (defensive assistant), Mike Smith (assistant defensive line coach), and Devin Woodhouse and Ryan Reynolds (strength and conditioning).
  • Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs pleaded not guilty Friday to a pair of misdemeanor charges stemming from a one-car accident last month, according to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun. Suggs was arrested by Arizona police and charged with driving on a suspended license and failure to notify after striking a fixture. He could face up to six months in jail if found guilty, though Zrebiec notes that this type of violation is usually handled with fines. Some form of punishment from the league is also a possibility for Suggs.
  • One of Suggs’ ex-teammates, free agent receiver Tandon Doss, ran routes and caught passes at Indiana’s pro day on Friday and is hoping to sign with a team, Tony Pauline of WalterFootball.com writes. Doss caught 26 passes in 29 games with Baltimore from 2012-13. He hasn’t suited up for a game since. Doss’ previous club, Jacksonville, cut him last summer.
  • In draft news, the Patriots observed two offensive linemen – tackle Clay DeBord and guard Aaron Neary – at Eastern Washington’s pro day, according to Phil Perry of CSNNE.com. Both figure to be Day 3 picks or undrafted free agents.
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5 comments on “Extra Points: 49ers, Chiefs, Suggs, Pats

  1. mcdusty31

    I think the time has come for Baalke to take a walk

    • You have all these guys retiring early, self-imploding, or just wanting OUT. You have to think it wasn’t Harbaugh or Tomsula b/c they are still gone and the issues remain. Seems like a Brass or 9ers environment issue.

      • aarongill

        I wouldn’t mind balkee coming back as a trade or draft Type, not gm though.

        • aarongill

          Like a scout type role*.

  2. naz51Jaz

    It doesn’t make sense for Davis to be waiting for the 49ers to release him, or for the 49ers to release him, when Davis is under contract through 2019. The team/GM would be silly to give Davis what he wants, and lose a good player to a competitor. If Davis wants to play/earn $$$ he’d best start working out when the 9ers practices start, so he’s in shape for the season. If he doesn’t want to play for GM Baalke/49ers and refuses to reinstate with the league, he can just sit out there and get paid nothing, as he’d deserve. His contract is binding, but I suppose if “goading” is his tactic and Baalke goes for it, he could get released. But, why would Baalke go for it? How would the 49ers benefit by giving in/releasing him, in that case?

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