SANTA CLARA -- As a 49ers rookie, Vernon Davis scored a touchdown in an exhibition game at Texas Stadium. He went straight for the Cowboys' star logo and struck a pose.He was paying homage to Terrell Owens."I figured that he played here, so I tried to copy one of his moves," Davis said in August 2006. "I was trying to make them (the crowd) mad, I guess."As for the touchdown, Davis said, "The first of many."Six years later, Davis can look back and understand the mistakes of his past."Since I've here, we really haven't had a selfish guy, besides myself," Davis said on Wednesday.Davis explained."At one point, I was selfish, and I admit it. I was," Davis said. "And that's because I was young and I didn't know. I was trying to find myself, just trying to figure it out. I looked up to guys like Terrell Owens, and other guys in the league. And I thought that this was what it was about. But it wasn't."So I had to change some things. And when I changed, everything started to work out. Everyone started to respect me, the coaches, the players. And I started to put it all together."Davis still credits former 49ers coach Mike Singletary for his attitude adjustment. Coach Jim Harbaugh has emphasized the importance of team and getting everybody involved in his two seasons."Randy (Moss) is not worried about how many catches he's getting," Davis said. "I'm not worried about how many catches I get. As long as we win, I'm having a good day. That's what it's about. It's about winning."When asked if Moss has told him he doesn't care about personal accolades, Davis said, "He didn't, but I can see it in him. I sit right beside him. I see it in him. I see it in him when he's not getting balls."Mike (Crabtree), Frank (Gore), all those guys. And that's what makes this team unique. You become closer to guys when you know they're about the team and not about themselves."
The Seahawks might be in some trouble.
Seattle may lose its second-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft after failing to disclose Richard Sherman's knee injury, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
The league is reportedly mulling a penalty after Pete Carroll revealed on Monday that Sherman dealt with an MCL injury during the season.
Back in September, the NFL took away the Seahawks' fifth-round pick, fined the team $400,000 and fined Pete Carroll $200,000 for violating work rules that prohibit excessive contact in all offseason workouts.
The Seahawks will also forefit their first week of 2017 OTAs.
The 49ers, a team with no head coach and no general manager, on Thursday added their third player in the past week to a reserve/future contract.
The 49ers signed wide receiver Rashad Ross, a product of Vallejo High School. Ross has appeared in 20 NFL games the past three seasons with Chicago and Washington. In 2015, Ross caught eight passes for 184 yards and a touchdown in 13 games with Washington.
Ross (6 foot, 180 pounds) played collegiately at Arizona State via Butte College in Oroville. Ross caught 37 passes for 610 yards and six touchdowns in 2012 with the Sun Devils.
Washington released Ross on Dec. 22. In addition to seeing game against with Chicago and Washington, he has also been on the practice squads of Tennessee and Kansas City.
The 49ers also signed Nick Rose, a kicker who spent last offseason with the Atlanta Falcons, to a reserve/future contract on Wednesday. Rose made 27 of his 38 field-goal attempts duringhis four-year career at Texas.
Last week, the 49ers signed left-footed punter Brock Miller (Southern Utah) to a reserve/future contract. A reserve/future contract takes effect at the beginning of the new league year on March 9.
The 49ers’ personnel department remains intact after the firing of general manager Trent Baalke. Assistant general manager Tom Gamble and director of pro personnel Mike Williams are most likely responsible for the signings.
CEO Jed York said on Jan. 2 that the new head coach and general manager will have full power to assemble their staffs.