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(Eds: With AP Photos.) Vernon Davis refers to himself as ''just a piece of the puzzle'' when it comes to the San Francisco 49ers' offense.
Reality suggests he's selling himself a bit short.
With leading receiver Michael Crabtree sidelined at least until November due to a torn Achilles tendon, all signs point toward the eighth-year tight end becoming a primary target for quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Perhaps that's why Davis has spent some of training camp lining up at wide receiver.
His speed and athleticism make him a matchup nightmare for opposing defensive coordinators, and it makes sense for the 49ers to get creative in finding ways to get him the ball.
''I'm willing to step up and do whatever they ask me to do,'' Davis said Sunday. ''They've been having me line up at wide receiver, pretty much all over the place. It's a good thing that I get the opportunity to work with those guys because it not only helps me ...
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