San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is active for this afternoon’s game against the Arizona Cardinals, the team announced.
Davis sustained a concussion in last week’s game, when Seahawks’ safety Kam Chancellor leveled him with a crushing hit in the first quarter. He did not return for the rest of the game.
Davis wore a non-contact jersey during Friday’s practice, and had to have cleared a simulated contact test in order to play today. The tight end has not missed a game in five seasons.
Defensive tackle Justin Smith will miss his first game since 2001 with partially torn triceps. Here is the list of inactives…
DT Justin Smith
QB Scott Tolzien
G Joe Looney
S Trenton Robinson
RB Jewel Hampton
DT Will Tukuafu
LB Eric Bakhtiari