Vernon Davis has been lining up at wide receiver during training camp

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During the spring, the 49ers had tight end Vernon Davis lining up as a wide receiver in OTA’s and minicamp.

According to, Davis has once again been lining up as a receiver during training camp.

“I’m willing to step up and do whatever they ask me to do,” Davis said Sunday. “They’ve been having me line up at wide receiver, pretty much all over the place. It’s a good thing that I get the opportunity to work with those guys because it not only helps me at the wide receiver position, it also helps me at the tight end position. My feet get quicker, my route-running is better.”

49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh likes what he’s seen from Davis.

“I see a lot of improvement, in his ability as a football player, his route-running,” Harbaugh said. “He looks really good, in the prime of his career.”

With the absence of Michael Crabtree, it’s obvious the 49ers will need to move Davis around to create mismatches.