SANTA CLARA – The status of offensive tackle Anthony Davis will have no bearing on the what the 49ers decide to do in the draft next week, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said.
Davis, who previously guaranteed he would return after a one-year hiatus, has yet to file for reinstatement off the NFL's reserve/retired list. Meanwhile, the 49ers have entered the third week of their voluntary offseason program.
“As of right now, to my knowledge, he hasn’t applied for reinstatement, so there’s nothing to update you on,” Baalke said.
Recently, Davis wrote on social media that he plans to file for reinstatement later in the offseason but his dealings with Baalke have been giving him a headache.
When asked about those conversations, Baalke declined to get into specifics.
“I’m not going ot get into our conversations in the media,” he said. “We’ve had several text messages back and forth and that’s the extent of the conversation. So there’s nothing more to add to it than that.”
Baalke downplayed the signal that Davis is sending by not taking part in the offseason program after sitting out all of last season.
“It’s voluntary, No. 1,” Baalke said. “And he’s not a member of the National Football League, No. 2, so he can’t show up until he gets reinstated.”
The 49ers appear set at left tackle with Joe Staley. On the other side, the 49ers could look to add a player in the draft to compete with Trent Brown, who started the final two games of last season as a rookie.
When asked if Davis’ status before next week’s draft will have any impact on how the 49ers prioritize their needs or arrange their draft board, Baalke answered, “Nope.”