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Vernon Davis has stepped it up for the San Francisco 49ers this season in ways that go beyond the star tight end's typical contributions to the team's passing game.
The charismatic sixth-year veteran has emerged as one of the 49ers' more visible leaders and has been outspoken in support of teammates. He also can be counted on when the team's inconsistent offense needs him most.
Davis took charge to spark the 49ers' first touchdown drive late in the third quarter of Monday night's game against Pittsburgh, setting up his own 1-yard scoring reception with two big plays that got San Francisco rolling toward a 20-3 victory.
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At 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Niners tight end Vernon Davis sent out a message, via Twitter, to his offensive teammate (and his 110,000-plus followers): "Thankful to have @OfficialBraylon on my team. He's a true professional and football is very important to him."
@OfficialBraylon, of course, is wide...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Tight end Vernon Davis, who famously knocked Michael Crabtree down a few pegs last season,...
To Vernon Davis, the end zone looked a lot like a welcome mat. His touchdown catch against the Pittsburgh Steelers ended a three-week drought without a score.
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MAKING THE GRADEPass offense: Alex Smith and Vernon Davis rediscovered their mojo, especially on the 49ers' first touchdown drive capped by a 1-yard scoring toss to Davis.
As San Francisco 49ers fans across the nation sit on Santa's proverbial lap this year, three wishes seem to appear over and over. The question is, will Santa answer with the "you'll shoot your eye out!" excuse, or will Old Saint Nick joyfully grant you your wishes, since of course, he knows how good you've been this year. We'll let you be the judge.
SANTA CLARA Tight end Vernon Davis, who famously knocked Michael Crabtree down a few pegs last season, is trying to lift another wide receiver this week.
He said "being a leader, being accountable and being there for my teammates" are why he sent out a laudatory tweet to Braylon Edwards.
The wide receiver has suffered nagging knee...