The San Francisco 49ers depth at wide receiver has taken some huge hits this offseason despite adding former Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin. Michael Crabtree injured his Achilles and wide receivers Kyle Williams and Mario Manningham are on the physically unable to perform list.
That has forced the Niners to line Vernon Davis up at wide receiver in practice. Davis is ok with it and will do whatever the Niners ask of him.
“I’m willing to step up and do whatever they ask me to do,” Davis said, via Jimmy Durkin of the San Jose Mercury News. “They’ve been having me work with the wide receivers, line up with the wide receivers, pretty much all over the place. It not only helps me at the wide receiver position, it helps me at the tight end position because my feet can get quicker, my route running is better. I get to play around with the routes and figure out how I want to run them.”
Davis is continuing to grow as a player and suggests that the potential increase in his numbers has him thinking about the Super Bowl, not the Pro Bowl.
“I don’t play for the Pro Bowl, I don’t play for statistics,” Davis said. “Maybe in my younger days I played for statistics. But now as a young man with the wisdom that I have and the experiences that I’ve been through, it’s all about that ring.”