Offensive tackle Anthony Davis, whom the San Francisco 49ers drafted with the 11th pick in 2010, is looking to get back into the game after a short semi-retirement. Davis last played in 2014, when he missed the last four games due to a concussion. He then sat out last season after questioning the Niners' desire to field a winning team while his brain and body healed.
Davis is still the property of the Niners by virtue of the long-term deal he inked back in 2013 that expires after the 2019 season, so any other team that wishes to vie for his services must acquire them via a trade.
The Giants, who were hoping to bring in veteran free agent Eugene Monroe to bolster their offensive line this summer, are likely interested, but how much would they be willing to pay to land a player that has not played in nearly two seasons in unknown.
Veteran NFL reporter Mike Garafolo tweeted that he believes Davis will remain with San Francisco once the league reinstates him.
The Giants will likely steer clear of Davis, who would only have value to his old team at this point of his career. He is reportedly in terrible football shape and would take an extended period of time for him to get back to normal.
In response to Garafolo's tweet, Rotoworld wrote:
That is, if he doesn't force a trade. Davis has burned a few bridges in Santa Clara. Baalke has to know that even if he gets Davis back and close to form that the player's heart would not be in his work.
A possible trade is still on the table. Whether that happens this summer remains to be seen. And whether the Giants, who are "comfortable" with their options at tackle for the moment, will jump into the fray. They have the cap space to maneuver, so anything is possible.