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Broncos acquire TE Davis from 49ers


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The Denver Broncos acquired veteran tight end Vernon Davis from the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, Broncos general manager John Elway announced on Twitter.

The 49ers received a sixth-round pick in 2017 and the teams will swap late-round picks in 2016.

“We’ve agreed to trade for two-time Pro Bowl TE Vernon Davis from SF. He’ll be a valuable addition to our team w/his experience & leadership,” Elway tweeted.

Davis, 31, reportedly had a verbal confrontation with San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick in a team meeting earlier this season. He had just 18 catches for 194 yards and no touchdowns this season.

The 10-year-veteran has 441 career receptions for 5,640 yards and 55 touchdowns. He twice had 13 touchdowns in a season, the latter time in 2013.

The Broncos coveted Davis as a replacement for Julius Thomas, who departed as a free agent in the offseason to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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