San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis and rookie safety Eric Reid said they are feeling well 48 hours after both sustained concussions in Sunday’s 10-9 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
“I’m doing fine, feeling great and just taking it one day at a time,” Davis said Tuesday, via the Contra Costa Times. “I have to wait for doctors to let me know what I can do next.”
Both would have to pass an NFL-mandated contact test on Thursday or Friday to be eligible to play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.
“We just sat there watching the game” in the locker room, Davis said. “Anytime you’re sitting back, whether it’s on the sideline or you’re watching the game on TV, it’s pretty frustrating.”
Davis said he sustained the concussion in the second quarter when Panthers safety Mike Mitchell hit him in the side of the head near the five-yard line on an incomplete pass play.
Davis said the concussion felt less severe than the one he suffered Dec. 23 at Seattle last season.
“I didn’t really have too many symptoms,” Davis said. “My memory was good. My balance was OK.”
Reid, a first-round draft pick who’s started every game this season, also sustained a concussion Sept. 15 at Seattle.
The 49ers activated linebacker Nick Moody from the injured reserve/designated to return list on Tuesday. The team also waived cornerback Perrish Cox and wide receiver Kyle Williams.
“Decisions like these are always difficult, especially at this time of year,” said 49ers general manager Trent Baalke. “Kyle and Perrish have represented the 49ers organization very well, both on and off the field. We appreciate their dedication and contributions and wish them all the best.”