CINCINNATI -- Tight end Vernon Davis did not get his wish. After all, not all of the 49ers' playmakers were involved Sunday in the 49ers' 13-8 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.But the 49ers' top playmaker -- one Vernon Davis -- had a huge game.Davis caught eight passes for 114 yards after voicing his displeasure to coach Jim Harbaugh after he was held to just two catches against the Dallas Cowboys seven days earlier.Davis told Harbaugh he thought the coaching staff needed to find a way to get everybody involved. Davis said he was not speaking exclusively about himself."All the guys we have can make plays," Davis said. "Not just me -- everybody. If I said, 'Me,' that would be selfish. And I'm not a selfish person. But whoever it is. I just play my role. I do whatever I'm asked to do."One of Davis' biggest plays was a pass in which quarterback Alex Smith rolled right and threw back to the left side for Davis on a third-and-2 situation. When asked if he was surprised he was that wide open, Davis answered, "It's supposed to work out like that."In fact, the play was in the works for three weeks, coach Jim Harbaugh said. The team waited until the first opportunity to unveil it. The play went for 20 yards. Two plays later, Kendall Hunter scored on a 7-yard touchdown run.
General manager John Lynch confirmed during a radio interview that he and 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan met with quarterback Colin Kaepernick at his office Wednesday morning at the team headquarters in Santa Clara.
“I would characterize it as just a really positive discussion,” Lynch said during an appearance on KNBR, confirming a CSNBayArea.com report the sides met for the first time since Lynch and Shanahan were hired in their new roles.
Lynch said he and Shanahan have committed to being completely honest with Kaepernick, who can opt out of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent as early as next week.
Lynch did not divulge the topics of conversation. He said a commitment was also made to Kaepernick to not speak publicly about the specifics of their conversations.
“I do think that there are some things that are sacred,” Lynch said. “We did have a great discussion and I think Colin left excited and we left excited.
“And I think as Kyle and I believe, the evaluation process is still very much fluid. We’ve only been on the job a couple of weeks and I can tell you we both very much enjoyed being around Colin, and he seems like he’s a real good place.”
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who faces an uncertain future with the 49ers, visited team headquarters in Santa Clara on Wednesday morning, according to a league source.
Kaepernick was likely there to meet with 49ers general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan for the first time since they were hired to replace Trent Baalke and Chip Kelly.
On Feb. 9, Lynch said Kaepernick “reached out” to him shortly after he was hired as general manager. Lynch said he and Kaepernick planned on meeting in the near future.
Earlier this week, Lynch said he would have open and honest communication with Kaepernick about the club’s plan at the quarterback position.
“The one thing we will do very well with Kap is we’ll communicate,” Lynch said Tuesday on 95.7 The Game. “And I think that’s very important for both sides. Like everything else, that process is well in the works. We’ll continue to do that and we’ll be very up-front with him, in terms of what we’re thinking and we’ll want to know what he’s thinking, as well.”
Kaepernick and the 49ers agreed to a restructured contract in October. The sides tore up the final four years of Kaepernick’s contract and replaced it with a deal that enables Kaepernick to opt out to become an unrestricted free agent in March. Kaepernick's non-guaranteed scheduled pay is $14.9 million for the 2017 season.
Kaepernick does not currently have agent representation, according to the NFL Players Association.
He started 11 games last season after replacing Blaine Gabbert in the starting lineup and bounced back with a solid statistical season. Kaepernick threw 16 touchdown passes and just four interceptions for a passer rating of 90.7. He also rushed for 468 yards and a career-best 6.8-yards per carry.