Vernon Davis has taken notice.
"They're building a dynasty over there," the Niners tight end told NFL.com's Jeff Darlington on Tuesday at the NFL Rookie Symposium in Ohio. "These guys are coming to take us out. I respect them, but we want to win, too. We have to ... play each game like it's our last game."
Darlington asked Davis if he would see time at wide receiver this season. Davis practiced exclusively with the wide receivers during minicamp, leading to speculation he will take on a different role with Michael Crabtree sidelined by an Achilles injury.
"If coaches want to line me up there, we'll see," he said.
"I'll do whatever the coaches ask me to do. If statistics come, it's cool. But ... My true identity is within the team. I never doubt myself. That's how I live."
Davis' production dipped for the fourth straight season in 2012, but it hasn't been about an erosion of physical skills. Davis remains one of the most dangerous playmakers in the league -- finding more ways to get him the ball is never a bad idea.
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