Pro Football Talk "Tight end Vernon Davis will be capping a contract year as a largely invisible man in the Denver offense. He doesn’t seem to be bothered by that. In fact, few seem to even notice it. A five-question press conference on Thursday addressed in no way his diminished role in the offense or his..." January 29
Pro Football Talk "When the Broncos made a deadline deal for tight end Vernon Davis, many assumed he’d be in position to contribute significantly late in the regular season and during the postseason. And, of course, Davis hasn’t had a catch since December 20, when he made one reception for five yards against..." January 25
NBC News 9 Colorado "For most of the Sunday disaster, the Denver Broncos' new secret weapon stood on the sideline holding his helmet behind his back. At least Vernon Davis is still a secret. "I thought I was going to play a lot, too," Davis said. "I was confused. I thought I would play a lot more than that. Very..." November 16
Denver Post "The newest Bronco will play Sunday, and likely go up against his brother. Tight end Vernon Davis, who was acquired via trade, is still learning the Broncos' playbook but knows enough, Kubiak said, to warrant being active and getting time against the Colts. "I feel very good about the things..." November 07
Denver Post "The smile exudes that of a player eager for a new lease on his NFL career. Vernon Davis' toothy grin was genuine Wednesday as he told a crowd of reporters of his excitement to take the field alongside Peyton Manning, a quarterback he had dreamed of playing with since his college days at..." November 04
Here's the actual deal: SF is trading Vernon Davis and a 2016 7th-round pick to Denver for a 6th in 2016 and a 6th in 2017, per sources.
KNBR "After an embarrassing 27-6 loss to the Rams Sunday, the 49ers are making roster moves ahead of Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Niners have traded tight end Vernon Davis to the Denver Broncos in exchange for draft picks. The 31-year-old two-time Pro Bowl..." November 02
CBS Sports "It's been a long season for the 49ers and we're not even at the halfway point. Pushing former coach Jim Harbaugh out the door, along with the mass exodus of key players -- either through retirement or free agency -- has led to the predictable slow start and there's no easy fix. Which means that,..." October 29
NFL.com "With the NFL trade deadline just 10 days away -- Nov. 3 -- rumors will begin to swirl with more gusto over the next week. Speaking on NFL Network's GameDay First on Sunday, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport provided us three names to watch, but noted that all three could be difficult to trade..." October 25
San Francisco Chronicle "Tight end Vernon Davis didn’t start Sunday. Garrett Celek did. Davis played 34 of 59 snaps. Celek played 46. Davis has eight receptions for 109 yards this season. Celek has 14 catches for 131 yards. You see where this is going? Head coach Jim Tomsula did. “No controversy,” he said...." October 20
SB Nation "The NFL trade deadline is two weeks away and it's veteran tight ends who are getting the most attention. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams have been fielding calls from teams interested in trading for Vernon Davis and Jared Cook. Davis, 31,..." October 18
Pro Football Talk "With the trade deadline 12 days away, 49ers tight end Vernon Davis has been the subject of plenty of speculation regarding whether he’ll be traded. And for good reason; Davis is in a contract year, and he’s having a second straight down season, with eight catches for 109 yards in three 2015..." October 16
Niners Nation "This is really is not surprising information, but it is still interesting to hear it actually verbalized. The video above appears to be from ESPN's NFL Insiders show (h/t to MountainBIke_Mike on Reddit for finding this). In it, Adam Schefter suggested San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis..." October 14
San Francisco Chronicle "In a bit of surprise, the 49ers have ruled tight end Vernon Davis out for Sunday’s game against the Giants because of a knee injury he sustained two weeks ago. Davis, who missed last week’s loss to Green Bay, was limited in each of the 49ers’ three practices this week. Last week, Davis was..." October 09
TE Vernon Davis went through some warmups but then went back to the weight room when practice began. My guess is he doesn’t play.
Injury list from Jim Tomsula: Davis - knee strain, will evaluate. Bowman -leg tweak, good coming off. Reid - facial laceration, ok today.
CBS Sports Fantasy News "49ers tight end Vernon Davis is questionable to return to Sunday's contest at Arizona due to a knee injury, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports." September 28
ESPN "San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke wants to re-sign oft-troubled outside linebacker Aldon Smith, is open to retaining tight end Vernon Davis after a down season and is intrigued to see how quarterback Colin Kaepernick's offseason tinkering with his throwing motion pays off in the..." August 05
CSN Bay Area "Tight end Vernon Davis took part fully in the 49ers’ offseason program a year after his failed and, admittedly, ill-conceived attempt to leverage for a new contract in 2014. Davis, 31, reported to training camp on Friday saying he felt as fresh as he did as a rookie. He said he is determined to..." August 01
CBS Sports "San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is excited about his new position coach. During his first few years in the league, Davis learned the position under Pete Hoener before playing under Reggie Davis and Eric Mangini the last few years. Now, as the Jim Tomsula era gets under way, San..." June 18
Larry Brown Sports "Frank Gore fired a shot at former teammate Vernon Davis on social media Tuesday, though he claimed it was only a joke. After Davis posted a photo of himself hugging a football on Instagram with the caption “repost if you miss football season as much as I do,” Gore chimed in and said Davis lacks..." May 20
CSN Bay Area "Fantex, the San Francisco company that owns 10 percent of Vernon Davis’ “brand,” has co-invested with the 49ers’ tight end in three Jamba Juice franchises, according to the company. Fantex also announced Tuesday its board of directors has declared a $.50 dividend per share for its Fantex Series..." April 22
CSN Bay Area "A year ago, tight end Vernon Davis remained away from the 49ers’ entire offseason program, including the mandatory minicamp. But as he enters the final year of his contract, Davis was in the building as the 49ers opened their voluntary offseason program this week. “I’m here this year because..." April 11
NFL.com "General manager Trent Baalke offered no insights Wednesday on the futures of impending free agents Michael Crabtree and Mike Iupati, but did clarify Vernon Davis' standing with the San Francisco 49ers. Asked if he envisions the two-time Pro Bowl tight end on the roster in 2015, Baalke answered,..." February 19
San Francisco Gate "Add Vernon Davis to the list of those not thrilled with offensive coordinator Greg Roman this season. That’s certainly the impression the Pro Bowl tight end gave off today when asked about his 25-catch, 236-yard, two-touchdown season. “For me, it’s all about coming here, showing up and doing..." December 11
San Jose Mercury News "Vernon Davis claimed he is fully healthy and that his hard work will eventually end his end-zone dry spell. "Everything always works itself out, especially if you're working hard and doing the right things," Davis said. "It'll come. It's just a matter of time. I know I have to be optimistic,..." November 20
NFL.com "Vernon Davis is on pace to play Monday night against the St. Louis Rams. The San Francisco 49ers tight end practiced in a non-contact jersey for the third time this week, per The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows, and appears likely to play. " October 12
CSN Bay Area "Tight end Vernon Davis anticipates being back in the 49ers’ starting lineup Sunday against the unbeaten Philadelphia Eagles after spending much of last week on crutches. “I’m feeling great,” Davis told reporters at Levi’s Stadium on Tuesday. “It’s day by day, one step at a time. But I’m feeling..." September 24
#49ers Vernon Davis not only says ankle is "way better," he looks way better and shows no limp
#49ers list CB Brock (toe), RT Davis (hamstring), TE Davis (knee, ankle) and TE McDonald (knee) questionable for Sunday.
CSN Bay Area "Tight end Vernon Davis avoided a significant ankle injury and could be back on the field Sunday for the 49ers’ game against the Arizona Cardinals, a source said. Davis underwent an MRI examination on Monday that revealed a deep bruise and no structural damage to his left ankle, according to the..." September 16
CSN Bay Area "Tight end Vernon Davis sat out the final 10 minutes of the 49ers’ 28-20 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday night with an ankle injury. Davis sprained his left ankle when his foot was caught underneath Bears linebacker Jonathan Bostic as he was tackled after an 8-yard gain in the fourth..." September 15
CSN Bay Area "Tight end Vernon Davis, who did not take part in the 49ers' offseason program due to dissatisfaction over his contract status, reported to training camp Wednesday morning. Safety C.J. Spillman posted a video on his Instagram account that showed Davis in the 49ers' locker room. Davis is shown..." July 23
Bottom line is Davis has wavered more than once in this holdout. No report result tomorrow would be a big surprise #49ers
Pro Football Talk "With 49ers guard Alex Boone reportedly intent on holding out of training camp until he gets a new deal, the bigger question for the franchise is whether tight end Vernon Davis will do the same. Davis has sent mixed signals in recent weeks regarding his intentions and his objectives. Most..." July 13
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis participated in the 5 Star Athlete Management’s football camp hosted by Atlanta-based Super-Agent Todd France and several sponsors on Thursday at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School. Davis, who recently laid out his case for a new contract as a quest columnist..." June 27
CSN Bay Area "Coach Jim Harbaugh, who routinely supports his players on and off the field, made it clear where he stands with 49ers tight end Vernon Davis and guard Alex Boone. “I’m disappointed in that decision for them not to be here,” Harbaugh said Tuesday. Davis and Boone did not report for the..." June 18
Pro Football Talk "When 49ers tight end Vernon Davis addressed earlier this month the connection between his decision to stay away from offseason workouts and his desire for a new contract, he downplayed the idea that he wants more money. “It’s not really about looking for the deal,” Davis explained in a CNBC..." June 16
#49ers Just talked to Vernon Davis about whether he will be at minicamp June 17-19: “If it’s mandatory, I think I should be there.”
ESPN "San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis, who is angling for his own contract extension, said he believes that the New Orleans Saints' Jimmy Graham deserves more than just a tight end franchise-tag salary. "I think Jimmy Graham is trying to make an informed decision as far as his contract. He..." June 05
NFL.com "San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis has been willing to skip voluntary offseason workouts -- and his $200,000 bonus -- to pursue a new deal with the team that drafted him. "I'm not sure at the moment," Davis told ESPN on Wednesday when asked if he'd join his teammates later this month...." June 05
Real GM Football "Vernon Davis is forfeiting his $200,000 workout bonus by his absence from voluntary offseason workouts. Davis is scheduled to make base salaries of $4.7 million and $4.35 million in the final two years of his contracts, as well as a possible $400,000 in roster bonuses in each of those seasons...." May 29
CBS Sports "Do you know why people play the game? Hello. I'll tell you. They play to win the game. So it's no real surprise that 49ers tight end Vernon Davis told NBC Sports Network's Pro Football Talk, in an interview that will air on Tuesday, that the 49ers want to win a Super Bowl. Nay ... must win a..." April 23
Pro Football Talk "The current season of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars doesn’t include a current or former NFL player, for a change. Previously, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said he passed on the opportunity to join the cast. As it turns out, 49ers tight end Vernon Davis said “no thanks,” too. “I got an..." April 06
Niners Nation "Back in late October, word came out that 49ers tight end Vernon Davis had joined up with Fantex to offer stock in his personal brand. Fantex is paying Vernon Davis $4 million for a 10 percent interest in his brand. In order to pay that $4 million, they are offering up 421,100 shares of "Vernon..." February 04
San Jose Mercury News "Since professional wrestling icon "Nature Boy" Ric Flair spoke to the team last week, 49ers tight end Vernon Davis was asked whom he wanted to address the team before Sunday's NFC Divisional round game at Carolina. Davis smiled and named R&B icon Beyonce. He probably wants her to sing the hit..." January 08
SF WR Michael Crabtree wasn't activated and won't play vs Saints. TE Vernon Davis and S Eric Reid should play unless symptoms reappear.
San Jose Mercury News "As part of their post-concussion protocol, tight end Vernon Davis and safety Eric Reid went through a light-impact test Friday, and they did so by facing off against each other. The 49ers list both players as questionable for Sunday's game at New Orleans, and neither has suffered any setbacks..." November 16
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh: Vernon Davis and Eric Reid are not experiencing concussion symptoms. Both cleared for non-contact participation.