Davis accepts role in 49ers' offense


Davis accepts role in 49ers' offense

Tight end Vernon Davis entered this season with a well-earned reputation as one of the top pass-catching threats in the NFL. But Davis has not complained about disappearing from the 49ers' passing attack in recent weeks.Of course, it's much easier to accept fewer catches and yards when the 49ers are winning."Yes. Definitely," Davis said following the 49ers' 24-all tie against the St. Louis Rams. "(It's) easy to accept when you're winning because you're winning. And we're getting somewhere, getting toward the playoffs."The 49ers' tie did not get them closer to the playoffs. Instead, they were just treading water. Davis had his fourth consecutive game with fewer than 40 yards receiving.When asked how he felt about his level of involvement Sunday, Davis paused for several moments and then answered."Uh, I mean, I do what I'm told. That's pretty much it," he said. "At this moment, that's all I can really do. My main focus is just making sure I'm a team guy and just accepting the simple fact that coaches are giving me a certain role to play and I have to accept it."I have to live with it and deal with it at the same time. I look at the bright side of things. I know we have more games and there will be plenty of opportunities to me to help this team."Davis said he has never wavered from his main focus, which is helping the 49ers win games."We're all competitive," Davis said. "Everybody on this team is competitive. And for me, I want to help this team. That's my main focus. I want to make plays. That's what I want to do. If it's not given to me, the opportunity, I'm not going to put my head down and pout. I'll accept it."Davis' last four games
Vs. N.Y. Giants: 3 catches, 37 yards, 0 TDs
Vs. Seattle: 0 catches, 0 yards, 0 TDs
At Arizona: 2 catches, 34 yards, 0 TDs
Vs. St. Louis: 4 catches, 30 yards 0 TDsThrough nine games, Davis has 29 receptions for 404 yards with four touchdowns.

Report: Former 49ers WR works out for Jets

Report: Former 49ers WR works out for Jets

The competition between the Jets and Patriots extended into free-agent workouts this week. 

New England on Wednesday reportedly tried out Dres Anderson, a wide receiver recently released by the 49ers.

New York a day later brought Anderson in for a workout, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan. 

Anderson, 24, entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the 49ers in 2015. 

He has yet to appear in a regular-season game.

Anderson was released from the 49ers practice squad on Tuesday, Oct. 18 to clear room for another wide receiver, DeAndre Smelter.  

Injury report: Tartt returns to full practice for 49ers

Injury report: Tartt returns to full practice for 49ers

SANTA CLARA – Safety Jaquiski Tartt took part in full practice for the 49ers on Thursday, while wide receiver Torrey Smith and defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey were limited.

Running back Carlos Hyde is the only 49ers player who did not participate in practice. He will not play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But it appears everyone else on the 49ers has a strong chance to be available.

Cornerback Rashard Robinson was cleared for limited non-contact football activity as he advances through the NFL’s return-to-play concussion protocol. Jimmie Ward, who missed the past three games due to a quadriceps strain, saw his second day of full work.

Tartt missed last week’s game with a quadriceps injury. After limited work on Wednesday, he was cleared for a full return on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Joshua Garnett (foot), Robinson, Dorsey (knee) and Smith (back) saw limited practice.

The Buccaneers do not expect to have running back Doug Martin available for Sunday’s game. Martin (hamstring) sustained a setback, according to coach Dirk Koetter.

49ers participation report
Did not participate
RB Carlos Hyde (shoulder)

DT Glenn Dorsey (knee)
G Joshua Garnett (foot)
CB Rashard Robinson (concussion)
WR Torrey Smith (back)

Full participation
DT Arik Armstead (shoulder)
G Zane Beadles (ankle)
DT DeForest Buckner (foot)
DT Quinton Dial (knee)
QB Blaine Gabbert (back)
WR Jeremy Kerley (ankle)
TE Vance McDonald (hip)
S Jaquiski Tartt (quadricep)
CB Jimmie Ward (quadricep)

Buccaneers participation report
Did not participate
DE Robert Ayers (ankle)
RB Doug Martin (hamstring)

CB Jude Adjei-Barimah (knee)
DT Gerald McCoy (calf)
DT Clinton McDonald (hamstring)

Full participation
C Joe Hawley (knee)
WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring)
TE Luke Stocker (ankle)