Report: Anthony Davis will apply for reinstatement

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When 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke met the media at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis this week, he fielded a question about tackle Anthony Davis.

Davis retired last offseason, citing multiple injuries as the reason and saying that he would be “back in a year or so” in hopes of continuing a career that saw him start 71 games at right tackle in five years with the 49ers. Davis has reiterated that intent at other points since walking away. Baalke said he’s spoken to Davis, but had no idea about his plans for 2016.

It appears Davis’ plan is to follow through with the plan to resume his football career. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Davis will apply for reinstatement from the reserve/retired list with eyes on getting back on the field next season.

The 49ers hold Davis’ rights for 2016 and he would play the year under the 2015 terms of his deal if he winds up playing for them next season.