San Francisco 49ers’ tight end Vernon Davis and safety Eric Reid both suffered concussions last Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Both are on pace to play Sunday.
According to a report from Matt Maiocco at CSN Bay Area, they participated in contact drills at the 49ers’ practice on Friday and came out of the NFL mandated concussion tests without a hitch.
“It all depends on how I feel the next two days,” Davis said, according to the report. “Up to this point, I’ve been fine. No complaints or worries.”
As for Reid, this marked the second concussion of his rookie season.
He suffered his first in week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks but was also able to make a quick return after that incident.
Reid and Davis went up against each other at times in their contact drill.
“He was pretty physical,” Davis said. “Eric is a pretty physical guy. We were just making contact, and that’s pretty much it.”
After their 10-9 loss to the Panthers last Sunday, questions were abundant as to the state of the 49ers’ passing game. They managed just 46 net passing yards and are dead last in the NFL in passing yards per game.
Having Davis in the lineup will certainly help that and having Reid – who is having a promising rookie season – will be a welcome presence against the New Orleans Saints’ second ranked passing attack.