Vernon Davis was one of several players from the San Francisco 49ers to opt out of playing in this upcoming Sunday’s Pro Bowl game after seeing their season conclude with a 23-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship on Sunday. The 49ers tight end – along with six other 49ers’ Pro Bowlers – are either injured (linebacker NaVorro Bowman and guard Mike Iupati) or have decided that they’d rather have some time off (tackle Joe Staley, running back Frank Gore, defensive lineman Justin Smith, and linebacker Patrick Willis.
Davis is being replaced by Tony Gonzalez, The Atlanta Falcons tight end who just completed his 17th and final NFL season. Gonzalez has made the Pro Bowl in 14 of his 17 seasons in the league.
[Sources: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com; ESPN.com; profootballtalk.nbcsports.com ]
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