Davis is dealing with a knee injury and is in the final year of his contract, which means even if San Francisco were willing to part ways with their tight end right now, it’s doubtful they’d get much more than a late-round pick for him.
Florio adds that the wild card with Davis is whether another team sustains an injury to their tight end over the next two weeks.
It certainly wouldn’t hurt if Davis was able to return to the 49ers’ lineup and show he’s healthy enough to contribute.
Jason Cole of B/R reported yesterday that multiple executives around the league have said that they’re interested to see what the 49ers are willing to do with Davis before the trade deadline.
However, a 49ers’ source has told Cole that Davis is not available for trade at this point in time, and they’re not looking to explore deals with other teams.
There’s a chance that the 49ers could change their mind as the trade deadline draws near, and Cole expects there to be interest from a number of NFL teams.
Davis, 31, is in the final year of his six-year, $42.705 million contract that included $23 million guaranteed, and stands to make a base salary of $4.35 million for the 2015 season.
Davis would be one of the best available tight ends in next year’s free agent pool, and allowing him to sign elsewhere would likely net the 49ers a compensatory pick in 2017.
This season, Davis has been limited to appearing in three games and recording eight receptions for 109 yards receiving and no touchdowns for the 49ers.