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.

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