Vernon Davis could play Sunday-- Fri Dec 28 8:00 pm --
49ers' TE still has to be cleared from concussion
Vernon Davis is anxious to get back on the field with the San Francisco 49ers and help them build momentum for the playoffs during Sunday's regular-season finale against Arizona. He still has to be cleared to play first. Davis practiced in a non-contact black jersey for the second consecutive day Friday and is taking the necessary steps, according to NFL-mandated protocol, to return from a concussion he sustained during last week's loss to the Seattle Seahawks. The 49ers have a pressing need for their starting tight end to return after the team placed starting wide receiver Mario Manningham on injured reserve early Friday, leaving San Francisco without its second-leading receiver for the rest of the season. (ESPN)
FF Today's Take:A hulking yet mobile receiver in the middle of the field, Davis is an integral part of the 49ers' offense. The last time Davis faced the Cardinals at home, he hauled in five passes for 67 yards and a touchdown. A repeat performance could be in the cards for the 28-year-old if he is cleared to play.