Latest On 49ers OL Anthony Davis

Once again, Anthony Davis is causing a stir on Twitter. Over the weekend, a fan urged the former 49ers offensive lineman to return to football so that he could purchase his jersey. In a since deleted tweet (screenshot via Matt Maiocco of, Davis said that he “will play ball,” though he says the Niners won’t be selling his jersey anytime soon. Anthony Davis (vertical)

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Prior to the draft in April, Davis tweeted [sic], “The 49ers should Draft an Offensive Tackle in the top 10. #NFLDraft2016.” After that, he took an even more direct shot at the 49ers by writing, do not want to work with a front office or anyone else who seemingly doesn’t want to win as bad as I do.

At different points over the last year, Davis has hinted that he wants to return to football. However, it’s clear that he doesn’t want to make his return with San Francisco. If he does decide to come back to the NFL, of course, the 49ers will still hold his rights.

Davis, 26, was the 49ers’ first-round pick in 2010, coming off the board No. 11 overall. Prior to his retirement, he started 71 games at right tackle for SF, playing all 16 regular season contests in his first four years before being limited to seven games in 2014. Davis dealt with hamstring and knee issues, and also battled concussion problems, which may have contributed to his decision to step away from the game temporarily in 2015.

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8 comments on “Latest On 49ers OL Anthony Davis

  1. Thronson5

    I can’t stand this guy. Don’t give in 9ers. You hold his rights. He wants to play football? Oh well, it’s either with the 9ers or nobody. Big baby. This guy disgust me

  2. NINER faithful

    Trade Anthony Davis and Kaepernick to any team that will have there infectious attitudes !!

    • Thronson5

      I wouldn’t. If he doesn’t want to honor his contract then let him sit and rot. He signed a deal. He isn’t honoring it and in my eyes he is stabbing us faithful 9er fans in the back. Hope he never plays again because of his childish ways. This line will be better this year and would be even bette rid he came back and got into shape but he is giving us the shaft by acting like a baby. I can’t help be really bent out of shape over a grown man acting like a baby.

      • Agreed. No reason to trade Kaep since he seems to have bought in (our at least he’s acting like he has), but keep Davis. If he really wants to play, he’ll suck it up and play for the 49ers. No reason for them to let him off the hook by releasing him and letting him sign elsewhere. There’s literally no incentive for the 49ers to grant Davis his wish by allowing him to go for nothing.

        • aarongill

          Yeah. I mean Trent Brown, a 7th rounder last year with great size, arguabably played better than Davis has in his career in 4 games not allowing a sack or qb pressure. I’m fine with Brown and Davis could stay changing his mind.

  3. MosesZD

    He had one 8-game streak during his rookie contract he parlayed into a new, big contract. And went right back to being (at best) average.

    Add in he’s a total tumor who has thrown his teammates (offensive line), coaches (Harbaugh, Roman, and his college Head Coach) under the bus, along with Baalke and pretty much everyone else…

    Not only no, but hell no.

  4. Jason

    But Chip Kelly has such a great track record dealing with disgruntled o-lineman.

  5. I would not put Colin Kaepernick in the same category as Anthony Davis

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