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49ers Right Tackle Anthony Davis Retires

The San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle decided to hang up his cleats for the time being.

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The St. Louis Rams' division rival San Franscico 49ers will be losing another starter.

On Friday, Anthony Davis announced that he would be retiring from the game. ESPN Insider Adam Schefter has Davis' statement.

After a few years of thought, I've decided it will be best for me to take a year or so away from the NFL. This will be a time for me to allow my brain and body a chance to heal. I know many won't understand my decision, that's ok.

I hope you too have the courage to live your life how you planned it when day dreaming to yourself growing up. Your Life is Your dream and you have the power to control that dream. Im simply doing what's best for my body as well as my mental health at this time in my life.

Anthony Davis

Davis' retiring makes him the fourth starter to hang up his cleats this offseason for San Francisco and is another stunning blow to their roster.  Davis was an above average starter, and although their quarterback Colin Kaepernick is an athletic player, losing an offensive tackle is still a blow to the offensive line.

Replacing Davis will more than likely come down between two players. Veteran Alex Boone will more than likely start at tackle, but rookie Trenton Brown could get a look as well.