Longtime San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis was traded yesterday along with a seventh-round pick to the Denver Broncos for two sixth-round draft picks.
Davis, who has 441 receptions for 5,640 yards and 55 touchdowns in his career, should be an immediate asset for the Broncos’ offense. Denver head coach Gary Kubiak has said in the past he would like to use more two-tight end sets.
Davis was San Francisco’s first-round draft choice in 2006, and sixth overall. He had been to the Pro Bowl twice and helped the 49ers reach the Super Bowl in 2012, losing by three to Baltimore.
This year Davis had seen his field time decrease, even sitting out against Baltimore earlier this year, it was the first time he had not started a game since his rookie year.
While San Francisco had struggled mightily the past two years, Denver is 7-0 and just put up over 500 yards of offense Sunday in Green Bay.
San Francisco sent Denver a 2016 seventh-round pick while Denver sent one sixth-rounder for both 2016 and 2017.
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