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49ers add Will Davis to defensive backfield

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The 49ers have been steadily tweaking their roster since hiring General Manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan earlier this year and the process continued on Thursday.

The team announced that defensive back Will Davis has been signed to the 90-man roster. Wide receiver Rashad Ross, who signed to a future contract in January, was dropped to make room.

Davis entered the league as a third-round pick of the Dolphins in 2013 and saw action in 15 games before tearing his ACL during the 2014 season. He was traded to the Ravens early in the 2015 season and tore his ACL again before returning for three games last year.

Davis is listed as a cornerback by the 49ers and played there in Miami, but also has experience at safety from his time in Baltimore.

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6 Responses to “49ers add Will Davis to defensive backfield”
  1. i thumbs down your comment says: Jun 1, 2017 4:37 PM

    Seems more like a Baalke move to bring in players with ACL issues.

  2. thenewguy12 says: Jun 1, 2017 6:19 PM

    “Seems more like a Baalke move to bring in players with ACL issues.”

    The Baalke move was to use early draft picks on guys with ACL issues. Nothing wrong with bringing in Davis. I doubt there is much guaranteed money in the deal. If he plays well, great. If not, he gets cut.

  3. jayniner says: Jun 1, 2017 6:38 PM

    We’ve seen bottom. We can only go up from here.

  4. 6250claimer says: Jun 1, 2017 6:41 PM

    Until they can waive the York family and Paraag, the franchise will continue to be a perennial loser.

  5. uglydingo says: Jun 1, 2017 8:44 PM

    Will trained hard in Miami but he’s simply not big enough or strong enough to make it in the NFL. One of Jeff Ireland’s many terrible draft picks. Davis cannot tackle.

  6. pau49ers says: Jun 3, 2017 11:29 AM

    Baalke brought in guys right when they tore their ACL. At least he is healthy and can contribute.

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