After a few hours of speculation and rumors, a source close to San Francisco 49ers right guard Anthony Davis has told me that his current plan is to remain with the team. The offensive lineman was having doubts about moving to guard while Trent Brown held starting position at tackle. He has recently spoken to GM Trent Baalke and they seem to have worked out their differences.
Davis did not expect his possible shift to guard would become such a big story and that became part of the issue. As the the focus grew around that change, so did his doubts. This occurred towards the end of training camp which explains the timing.
A source told me “He’s not retiring. He didn’t want to be at a certain position and he worked it out with Baalke. He’s staying with the team. It was a rumor.”
A surprising element to this story is the praise that Davis had been giving to Brown as of late. He complimented the tackle a great deal on social media even saying “Trent is a baller.”
The situation remains fuzzy on specifics, but for now, Davis isn’t going anywhere.