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SANTA CLARA – Right tackle Anthony Davis could return to the starting lineup on Sunday when the 49ers face the unbeaten Philadelphia Eagles at Levi’s Stadium.
Davis was on the practice field for the first time with his teammates during the regular season on Wednesday after missing the first three games with a hamstring injury.
Davis had just been cleared to begin practice late in the exhibition season after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery when he sustained the hamstring injury. Jonathan Martin filled in during Davis’ absence.
“Now, we have Anthony Davis back,” 49ers running back Frank Gore said on Wednesday. “Now we know if something happens up front again, we know he (Martin) can step in. That’s a plus.”
Tight end Vernon Davis, who sat out Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals due to an ankle injury, was also on the practice field to take part in stretching with his teammates.
Tight end Vance McDonald (knee) and cornerback Tramaine Brock (toe) did not participate in practice due to injuries.
Defensive lineman Justin Smith and linebacker Patrick Willis, who were likely getting days off due to their veteran status, went through conditioning on a side field at the beginning of practice.