SANTA CLARA -- Offensive tackle Anthony Davis is expected to report to 49ers training this week after sitting out last season.
Two leaders on the team do not expect Davis to face a big challenge to prove himself and gain the respect of his teammates.
“We have a solid locker room . . . the O-line room,” 49ers safety Antoine Bethea said. “There are leaders in every room, so we have a solid locker room. When he comes back, everything is going to be fine.”
The 49ers opened camp on Saturday morning with a conditioning test, as well as with medical and NFL securities meetings. Bethea said he has not seen Davis, who applied for reinstatement on Monday off the NFL reserve/retired list.
Linebacker NaVorro Bowman said how he is able to integrate back into the team is “up to him.”
“Him leaving the game was him, personally, making the decision for himself,” Bowman said. “For him to come back shows that he misses it. This is not an easy game. When you make a decision to come back, it shows that you still love the game. Hopefully, it comes back and (he’s) willing to work and just contribute the way I know he can and the way the coaches know he can. I’m excited about it.”
Receiver Torrey Smith said Davis, 26, can pick up and not show any signs of rust after being away from the game for a full season.
"I don't know him personally," Smith said. "I've seen him a couple of times. From what I remember, he's a great football player. He's still very young. Hopefully, he's ready to go."