In news that should not be surprising to anyone as the San Francisco 49ers have had more players retiring than any NFL franchise this off-season took yet another blow as their starting right tackle RT Anthony Davis decided to hang up his cleats.
Originally a 2010 first-round pick (No. 11) of the 49ers, Davis helped solidify the right side of the line from day one. However, due to numerous concussions, Davis thought it was in his best interest to retire from the game.
49ers GM Trent Baalke released a statement saying, “The 49ers organization thanks Anthony for his contributions to our team over the last five seasons and wishes him the best as he moves on from the game.”
Davis who is the fourth player to retire from the 49ers this off-season as ILB Chris Borland, ILB Patrick Willis and DE Justin Smith have all done so as well, will now have to see who will be next in line to replace the athletic right tackle.
Some options at right tackle include RT Erik Pears who was a free-agent signing from the Buffalo Bills as well as rookie RT Trent Brown who has been seeing work there this off-season as well.
With the 49ers trying to patch up the holes left by the retired players, they will need to see who can actually step up and be a starter as those are big shoes to fill.