49ers OL Anthony Davis Retires – Again

7:32pm: Davis’ retirement stems somewhat from the concussion he suffered earlier this season. “I just want to keep my time and mind intact,” Davis posted on Twitter. He suffered a concussion in practice Sept. 15, per Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle, and didn’t practice with the 49ers after that injury.

6:41pm: Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. The 49ers announced that offensive lineman Anthony Davis is retiring from the NFL. Anthony Davis (vertical)

Davis, a first-round pick in 2010, originally announced his retirement during the summer of 2015, citing injury concerns. He returned to the 49ers this offseason and it’s not quite clear if both sides were happy with the reunion. New coach Chip Kelly asked Davis to move over to the interior line and he may or may not have been acting in protest when he missed a crucial practice prior to the season-opener.

Davis, 27 in October, has not seen the field since SF’s strong debut against the Rams. Prior to tonight’s surprising announcement, he was considered to be questionable for this week’s matchup against the Cowboys due to concussion-like symptoms. Davis missed nine games in 2014 due to injury and called his retirement a break for his body and brain.

The Rutgers product has had an unusual career to say the least, but he is ostensibly putting his long-term health ahead of his football aspirations with today’s announcement. We here at PFR wish Davis the best in retirement.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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13 comments on “49ers OL Anthony Davis Retires – Again

  1. Anonymous

    I think we all saw this coming after the concussion.

    • Asfan27

      That’s what I was thinking. Then maybe Davis had a dreadful debut?

  2. Ravens_Last_Place

    Long term health is incredibly important to everyone. No doubt about it. The 49ers must have an organization that makes you just want to quit though. The number of early retirements that team has had is alarming. Coincidence or atmosphere? Probably both.

  3. Annony Moose

    This is the most poorly written article that I have seen on this site. It seems as if you are criticizing a man for retiring to protect his health. Yeah, he came back from a retirement. So what? He sustained a concussion, which is the reason he retired in the first place, and had a change of heart.
    I don’t know if you just don’t like San Francisco, or if you just don’t like Mr. Davis, but please learn to write without bias.


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