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Anthony Davis to move solely to backup tackle, per source

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We have a little more information about Anthony Davis’s role in the 49ers offense on Monday Night Football.

Earlier Sunday, Matt Maiocco reported that Anthony Davis had returned to practice with the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. There was no further word on his status or that of the right guard for Monday’s season opener against the Los Angeles Rams. We now know a little bit more about his status.

A source has told our own Jennifer Chan that Davis is no longer the right guard. He will operate solely as the team’s backup offensive tackle. Cam Inman reported on Saturday that Andrew Tiller would play right guard if Davis did not return. This couple with Jennifer’s information would suggest Tiller will be starting at right guard on Monday night. The team does not have any further media availability, so we won’t get the official word until lineups are announced. But this makes sense given how the situation has gone down.

The good news is that Tiller was a starting guard for the team last season, climbing off the practice squad to take Jordan Devey’s job at right guard. Tiller moved to left guard after Alex Boone was injured, but handled first team RG work all this offseason until Davis moved over late in the preseason. It has been a wild 24 hours, but hopefully things are settling down for the offensive line.