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SANTA CLARA – Without tight end Vernon Davis available for Sunday’s game at Arizona, the 49ers’ entire offensive approach changed.
Things could get back to normal for the 49ers on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. Davis missed the 49ers’ 23-14 loss to the Arizona Cardinals due to an ankle injury.
“Optimistic, very hopeful that he’ll play on Sunday,” 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said on Monday at his weekly day-after-game press conference.
The 49ers featured more three-, four- and five-receiver formations with Davis and Vance McDonald (knee) out of action.
Derek Carrier was the 49ers' only tight end who saw action on offense against the Cardinals.