Vernon Davis TE SF 21 Days
Vernon Davis caught four passes for 33 yards and a touchdown in San Francisco's Week 11 loss to the Saints.
Davis was targeted only five times, but made the most of his limited looks by nabbing his eighth touchdown of the season. Posing as a blocker on a Colin Kaepernick rollout, Davis hauled in a perfectly-lofted ball for a 17-yard score in the third quarter. Davis' season has been marred by injury and Kaepernick's inconsistency, but he's still a weekly top-five option at tight end.
Vernon Davis TE SF 22 Days
Vernon Davis (concussion) is fully expected to play in Sunday's game at New Orleans.
Davis has passed his impact test. Barring a surprise occurrence of symptoms in warmups, he'll start and won't be limited at all. Davis also a nice matchup with Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro (concussion) out and slow-footed Roman Harper in. Vernon is a fine TE1 in a potential shootout.
Vernon Davis TE SF 23 Days
The Sacramento Bee considers Vernon Davis (concussion, questionable) "on track to play" Sunday at New Orleans.
The 49ers promoted TE Derek Carrier from their practice squad on Saturday, but it's believed that was more a reflection of Garrett Celek's (hamstring) status. Celek isn't going to play. Keep checking back for updates, but Davis underwent his final concussion protocol test on Friday, and is tentatively scheduled to start against the Saints. Beat writer Matt Barrows wrote again on his blog Saturday that Davis is "expected to play."
Vernon Davis TE SF 24 Days
Vernon Davis (head) practiced in a no-contact jersey on Friday.
Davis would be practicing in a normal jersey if he'd passed all of his concussion tests. He may before Sunday's game against the Saints, but fantasy owners need to be prepared on the off chance he doesn't. Vance McDonald is his backup at tight end. If Davis can't play at New Orleans, Colin Kaepernick's fantasy outlook would take a major blow. He's painfully short on weapons.
Vernon Davis TE SF 26 Days
Vernon Davis (concussion) has been cleared for non-contact participation.
Coach Jim Harbaugh said both Davis and S Eric Reid are not experiencing concussion symptoms, suggesting both players suffered very mild head injuries Sunday. Davis appears on track to suit up as locked-in TE1 against the Saints. He's already progressed to exercising and lifting weights. The next step will be for Davis to participate in practice, which could happen Thursday.
Vernon Davis TE SF 26 Days
Vernon Davis referred to the concussion he sustained in Sunday's loss to the Panthers as "mild."
Davis was allowed to ride the exercise bike and lift weights on Tuesday. He also said his memory and balance felt fine, surefire signs that the concussion isn't overly serious. The only concern is that Davis sustained a concussion in Week 16 last year. Still, he appears on track to suit up for this week's showdown with the Saints. We'll know more after Wednesday's practice.