San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis spoke about the team's locker room and addressed a report of a confrontation with Joe Staley

For the first time since a report surfaced about a locker room altercation between Vernon Davis and his teammates, Davis spoke about the situation.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - 49ers tight end Vernon Davis denied he got into an altercation right left tackle Joe Staley during a meeting on the Tuesday following an Oct. 4 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

"I don’t recall that. I don’t know where that’s coming from. That’s funny to me," Davis said.

An apparent altercation has been reported by a number of outlets, starting with and CSN Bay Area. It started with head coach Jim Tomsula initiating a meeting for the players following their 1-3 start before leaving the locker room and letting the players talk amongst themselves.

"It was very beneficial. Because you get a chance to get anything off your chest," Davis said. "And I thought it was done the right way. I think everyone did a good job as far as controlling their emotions and doing things the way it’s supposed to be done. But I think it was really, really good."

Following that meeting, the 49ers put forth two of their best offensive performances of the season, amassing 380 and 391 yards against the Giants and Ravens. But that success didn't continue in last week's game against the Seahawks, when San Francisco put together a 142-yard showing leading to a 20-3 loss.

Leading into Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams, the discussion at 49ers headquarters this week has been almost entirely about what stemmed from that team meeting and the apparent altercation that coincided with it.

In a new development reported by the Sacramento Bee, a heated discussion broke out during the players-only portion of the meeting with Davis calling out Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick was then backed by receiver Quinton Patton, and later Staley after things became animated.

"I don’t think there were issues, no," Davis said. "I don’t think team’s ever had issues. I think we do a great job as far as keeping everyone together."

Kaepernick this week addressed his relationship with Davis, who hasn't caught a touchdown pass since Week 1 of 2014. This season, Davis has 12 catches for 170 yards after pacing the team with four catches and 61 yards in the loss to Seattle. Davis is 31 and in the last year of his contract.

"I have a great relationship with Vernon. We’ve constantly had talks since I started playing," Kaepernick said. "It’s something that we both want to do what’s best for this team and we’re both trying to win. That’s where some of the frustrations come from. We’re trying to fix the losing streak that we have been on.”

The NFL's trading deadline is next Tuesday, Nov. 3. Given his lack of production and contract status, Davis remains a viable candidate to be traded should there be any suitors.


Chris Biderman is the Editor-in-Chief of Niners Digest and covers the 49ers from their headquarters in Santa Clara. Chris has been writing about the team since the spring of 2013. The Ohio State alum received his Journalism degree in 2011 and has been working in sports media since 2008. Chris, a Santa Rosa, Calif. native, is also a contributor to the Associated Press covering sports throughout the Bay Area. You can follow Chris on Twitter here.

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