Phillip Davis on his blessings

SANTA CLARA – Phillip Davis, the undrafted rookie cornerback from Tulane, doesn’t exactly get the star treatment to begin practice. He’s part of the scout kickoff team, which means he runs wind sprints. He runs about twenty of them, back and forth, one after another, and then he gets to participate in defensive back drills. But not how you’d think. This morning, DB coach Ed Donatell wanted some of his…

August 9, 2011

Goodbye Aubrayo Franklin, hello Phillip Davis

SANTA CLARA – According to reports, former 49ers nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin signed with The New Orleans Saints this afternoon. The deal is for one season. With Franklin out of the picture, the 49ers defensive line would appear to be set, barring injury. It is: Justin Smith at RDE, Isaac Sopoaga at NT, and Ray McDonlad at LDE. The 49ers have the cap room to resign safety Dashon Goldon if…

August 2, 2011