Broncos Trade for Vernon Davis
Yay, actual trade deadline deals. We don't get many of those in the NFL. The 49ers are sending Vernon Davis and a 2016 seventh-round pick to Denver for sixth-round picks in 2015 and 2016. Not much value there for San Francisco, especially because I wonder if Denver might get a compensatory sixth- or seventh-round pick if Davis signs elsewhere after this season. (He's in the final year of his contract.) Davis has minus-28 DYAR through Week 8 with just a 60 percent catch rate but that's still better than what Owen Daniels has done as the starting tight end in Denver (minus-58 DYAR, 53 percent catch rate) and they see Virgil Green as more of a block-first guy.