San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Anthony Davis’ future remains up in the air as he considers retirement, multiple sources told CSNBayArea.com on Saturday afternoon.
Davis did not attend practice on Saturday for reasons the 49ers described on their official participation report as “not injury related.” He is listed as questionable for the 49ers’ season-opening game against the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night.
While Davis has not reached an official decision, sources indicated on Saturday afternoon that they believe there’s a good chance Davis will opt to continue playing. One source told CSNBayArea.com that he believes Davis is 'leaning' toward continuing to play. Another close to Davis said he does not plan to retire. Davis and the 49ers have been in contact throughout the day, sources said.
Davis, 26, stepped away from the NFL last season to allow time for his mind and body to heal, he said upon announcing his decision in June of 2015. Davis experienced an injury plagued 2014 season. He missed four games late in the season due to a concussion.
Davis applied for reinstatement off the league’s reserve/retired list the week before the 49ers opened training camp in late-July.
Davis reported to training camp on time – and nearly 40 pounds lighter than when he last played. After opening camp as a backup right tackle, he was switched to right guard and beat out Andrew Tiller for the starting job.