Davis 'big fan' of Moss

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Davis 'big fan' of Moss

After the 49ers lost in the NFC Championship, Vernon Davis started revving up for the new season. He shared his offseason with some old and new faces during an interview Friday on KNBR, Davis talked about Peyton Manning's workout with the 49ers along with Alex Smith's return. Davis also explains getting "Mossed" growing up and his excitement about sharing the field with new 49ers receiver Randy Moss.

On his offseason:
"I have been working out, that is one thing I make sure that I do. I make sure that I work out and keep my skill set together so that I won't lose anything you definitely have to stay on top of your work outs that is for sure."

On the 49ers working out Peyton Manning:
"I was kind of confused. I was under the impression that we were with Alex Smith, but at the end of the day it is a business, you have to be able to expect anything. Anything is possible, anything can happen. For me, I am a big supporter of Alex Smith I figured that was our guy. Me being a leader on the team and a guy that has been around for a while, anyone who comes in I have to respect the situation and be a supporter."

On hearing about Alex Smith's meeting with Miami:
"I tried to call Alex but I'm not sure if he changed his number, I couldn't reach him. It's all right I am going to have some words for him when I see him." (jokingly)

On being worried about Smith's possible move:
"Yeah I was trying to figure it all out, what are we going to do, we don't get Peyton, and Alex is going somewhere or else we don't get Alex, then we will be in the hole. That's the only thing I was thinking about, that we wouldn't have anyone."

On Jim Harbaugh's relationship possibly changing with Smith:
"I am not sure what Alex is thinking, I don't know what is on his mind. I know one thing is for sure, Alex is one of those guys that can let it go. He is good when fighting through adversity. He is just a quick turn around that's what I love about the kid is that he can do that. He is very strong mentally and physically. He is good with that, he has been through a lot. He has been on a roller coaster, he has been up and down. He still managed to fight through it; that's what makes him a warrior."

On Randy Moss signing:
"I met Randy a few times he is a great guy! He is a great player. I think he still has the tools and skills to make an impact on the team. I just feel fortunate to have him, it's a blessing. I think he will definitely contribute to the team in what we are trying to do, I am all about it."
On Moss rumored to be a disruptive force wherever he goes:
"No, I have been a big fan. I have been a big fan of Randy since I was a kid. I used to wear his shoes, I remember running up and down the field. Mossed oooooh you just got Mossed. And I remember I used to say, one day they are going to be saying that about me, you just got Davised."

On bounty with the Saints and finding out after playoffs:
"I shrugged it off, I didn't even worry about it. In this game of football you have to be prepared for anything, and to me it doesn't matter, because it's football."
On possibly being a target for bounty gate:
"If you think about it, but I don't really think about it, I mean it's over, we won the game. If we would have lost, then I would be sitting back thinking about it, but we won and we beat those guys."

Has Davis queued up that game since it happened:
"I watched it on my DVD I watched the game, and I watched some of the plays and it gets me pumped up and ready for next season."

About being so close to Superbowl, does he think about his 15 yard penalty:
"No, I am not upset, that's the game of football, the emotions, you just have to learn to control them. At the time I was so excited, you just have to take it, and accept the fact that I let my emotions get away from me a little bit. It happens sometimes. It's alright, you move on, you play this game as a team and together we made a lot of mistakes and I think that it cost us the game. We left a lot on the table together and collectively and if we had a chance to go back and play that game again we would have won."

Christian Ponder remains 49ers' No. 3 quarterback

Christian Ponder remains 49ers' No. 3 quarterback

SANTA CLARA – Colin Kaepernick will be back as the 49ers’ starting quarterback on Sunday against the New York Jets.

And coach Chip Kelly announced Blaine Gabbert will be the No. 2 quarterback on Sunday. Gabbert started the first five games of the season and replaced a struggling Kaepernick in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears.

Meanwhile, No. 3 quarterback Christian Ponder, who has not suited up for a game this season, will continue to be inactive when the 49ers face the Jets.

Kelly said there has not been any talk about moving Ponder up the depth chart. Only 46 of each team’s 53 players are allowed to suit up for games, and the No. 3 quarterback is typically inactive.

“We haven’t had any discussions about that so far,” Kelly said about Ponder being active.

Kelly had talks with quarterbacks coach Ryan Day and offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins before deciding to stick with Kaepernick, who will make his eighth consecutive start on Sunday.

“Really, it was just who was going to be the starting quarterback against the Jets and then let’s get forward because part of game planning evolves around who’s pulling the trigger,” Kelly said. “So that was our conversation was just about who was going to start and I think both Ryan, Curtis and myself agreed that it was Kap.”

Ponder, originally the No. 12 overall pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 2011, earned a spot on the 49ers over rookie Jeff Driskel after a solid training camp. Ponder has not attempted a pass in a regular-season game since appearing in two games with the Vikings in 2014.
 

Injury report: 49ers DL Dial sits out practice with elbow

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Injury report: 49ers DL Dial sits out practice with elbow

SANTA CLARA – Defensive lineman Quinton Dial was held out of practice Wednesday due to an elbow that places his availability in question for the 49ers’ game Sunday against the New York Jets.

Dial returned to action on Sunday against the Chicago Bears after missing the previous game with neck and knee issues. Newly acquired defensive lineman Chris Jones started the past two games in place of Dial.

Outside linebacker Aaron Lynch continues to be hobbled with a high-ankle sprain. He has missed the past five games with the injury. Lynch took part in limited practice on Wednesday

49ERS PARTICIPATION REPORT
Did not practice
DT Quinton Dial (elbow)
Limited
DT Glenn Dorsey (knee)
RB Shaun Draughn (ribs)
LB Eli Harold (toe)
LB Aaron Lynch (ankle)
Full participation
DT Ronald Blair (hamstring)
C Daniel Kilgore (hamstring)

JETS PARTICIPATION REPORT
Did not practice
S Antonio Allen (concussion)
T Breno Giacomini (back, calf, shoulder)
C Nick Mangold (ankle)
WR Jalin Marshall (concussion)
LB Lorenzo Mauldin (ankle)
DT Steve McLendon (hamstring)
LB Julian Stanford (ankle)
DE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle)
DE Leonard Williams (illness)
Limited
RB Matt Forte (knee, foot)
S Calvin Pryor (concussion)
Full participation
WR Brandon Marshall (knee, foot)
CB Nick Marshall (ankle)
CB Marcus Williams (ankle)