The San Francisco 49ers return from their bye this week, continuing preparations for their Week 11 matchup with the Seattle Seahawks. We'll have plenty more on that, but in the meantime, I thought I'd post some news about a pair of ex-49ers we have kept an eye on this season.
Arizona Cardinals guard Mike Iupati suffered a scary injury on Sunday Night Football. He was taken off the field in an ambulance following a helmet-to-helmet hit. Reports steadily improved through the night, and Iupati was back at the Cardinals' facility on Monday. Great to hear after the scary hit.
After scary scene in SEA last night so great to see a smiling Mike Iupati at team facility this AM pic.twitter.com/iDsTfxadBK— Mark Dalton (@CardsMarkD) November 16, 2015
Now on to slightly lighter news: Vernon Davis. The 49ers traded their tight end to the Denver Broncos earlier this month, and the Broncos have lost both games since the deal was done. The 49ers are 1-0 in that same stretch. It has nothing to do with Vernon, but it is amusing to consider the change and the resulting performance of the Broncos.
And now, Vernon is not quite fully pleased with things. Following the Broncos loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, he said he was confused by his lack of more significant playing time. He played 35 offensive snaps out of a possible 72. He's only got two weeks under his belt, but he seems to think he is in a position to better contribute to the offense. Maybe that's the case, but for now, Vernon is not pleased. He's keeping it fairly low key for now, but I am kind of entertained by it to some extent.