49ers OL Anthony Davis Coming Out Of Retirement

SATURDAY, 2:06pm: The NFL reinstated Davis from the reserve/retired list, opening the door for the right tackle to practice with the 49ers, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets.

MONDAY, 7:50pm: The “sense” is that the 49ers want to keep Davis on the roster rather than trade him, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL.com (Twitter link).

MONDAY, 12:09pm: Anthony Davis took to Twitter to announce that he has submitted a letter seeking reinstatement to the NFL and the 49ers. Because Davis officially retired in 2015, some paperwork is required before he can take the field again. Anthony Davis (vertical)

At different points over the last year, Davis has hinted that he wants to return to football. However, he has also bashed the 49ers, making it seem like he does not want to suit up again for San Francisco. If he does return to the NFL, the 49ers will still hold his rights.

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.

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.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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6 comments on “49ers OL Anthony Davis Coming Out Of Retirement

  1. Thronson5

    If he can get in football shape this could be a big lift for this line.

  2. Abu yasir

    Your a jersey Boy, and you know what that means, stand up and Rep, Piscataway, nj

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  4. Chuck

    Just another whiner. So tired hearing about their crying. Shut up go to work and you can level when the contract you signed is up.

  5. Danthemilwfan

    Joe Thomas gets all the respect I. The world from me. This guy went to a Super Bowl and anothe NFL championship game in his first 4 years in the league and once the niners fell apart he couldn’t handle guys taking out his legs every week while losing.(almost understandable at offensive line). Then theirs Joe Thomas. A decade of dealing with this and being the best in the league for qbs that can’t throw the ball down the field or get you to the playoffs anyway.

  6. Broke.

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