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Notes: 49ers happy with Davis' play at right guard

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Anthony Davis might have found a home at right guard.

Davis started all 71 regular-season games of his career at right tackle. On Friday, he saw his first game action at right guard, and appears to be in line to open the season there.

“We were happy with what AD did,” coach Chip Kelly said on Saturday, a day after Davis played 21 snaps in the 49ers’ 21-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers in the third exhibition game for both teams.

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“There’s some positives that I think we can build on with AD and you see that obviously there’s a really good football player there. It’s just how comfortable can we get him because he has played his career at tackle, being comfortable in there on the inside.”

Davis reported to training camp on time after sitting out last season to let his mind and body heal. Trent Brown has played well at right tackle, prompting Davis' move to guard.

--The 49ers made their first round of cuts on Saturday, and the biggest surprise was veteran wide receiver Jerome Simpson. Kelly said the 49ers made the decision with Simpson to give him a chance to catch on with another team.

“The difficult part of the cut being on Tuesday is that if you get cut Tuesday afternoon, there’s not a really good chance of you getting picked up to play in the last preseason game,” Kelly said.

 

--Running back Carlos Hyde, who sustained a concussion in the first half of Friday’s game, is in the concussion protocol, which he must pass in order to return to practice.

Defensive tackle Quinton Dial (knee) and wide receiver Bruce Ellington (hamstring) were scheduled for precautionary MRI examinations. Kelly said he did not have an update on either player.