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Anthony Davis says he’s sent reinstatement letter

Former 49ers' offensive tackle Anthony Davis made it known Monday that he had sent in his letter of reinstatement in order to come out of retirement.

Tackle Anthony Davis sent plenty of hints this offseason that he wants to return to the NFL after sitting out last season, but all of those hints didn’t add up to much unless he formally asked to be reinstated from the reserve/retired list.

Davis sent word on Twitter on Monday that he’s taken that step by sending word of his intention to resume his career to the 49ers and the NFL.

The 49ers control Davis’ rights, although one of his previous forays into social media sent the strong suggestion that Davis would prefer to be playing for another team. There were reports that the 49ers were shopping his rights in a trade earlier this offseason, but Davis said General Manager Trent Baalke told him that those reports weren’t true.

If they do hold onto Davis, offensive line coach Pat Flaherty said “nothing is going to be handed” to the 2010 first-round pick who started all 71 games he played for the 49ers before walking away last year.