Vernon Davis traded to Denver Broncos


A former Terp is on the move.

Former Maryland tight end Vernon Davis was traded from the San Francisco 49ers to the Denver Broncos on Monday.

The 49ers sent Davis and a 2016 seventh-round pick to the Broncos in exchange for a pair of sixth-round picks in 2016 and 2017. Davis had spent his entire 10-year NFL career with the 49ers.

During his career, Davis has recorded 441 receptions for 5,640 yards and 55 touchdowns. The Washington D.C. native also is a two-time Pro Bowler and an All-Pro tight end.

Davis has missed two games this season due to a knee injury, but has seen his snaps decrease with the emergence of Garrett Celek. Davis has caught 18 passes for 194 yards this season.

The former Terp star has struggled since posting 52 catches for 850 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Davis was selected No. 6 overall by the 49ers back in 2006 after three stellar years at Maryland. The Dunbar product caught 20 passes for 265 yards and three touchdowns during his rookie campaign.

He was also one of the highest Maryland draft picks in NFL history. Defensive lineman Randy White was the highest draft choice in the history of the program with the No. 2 overall pick in 1974.

Denver is looking for a boost from the tight end position. Owen Daniels and Virgil Green have combined to record 23 receptions for 228 yards and three touchdowns this season.

David still is very capable of being a top option for Peyton Manning in the passing game. Manning has seen his fair share of struggles, so another weapon is certainly not a bad thing.

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