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“I’m playing through a football season. No one is ever going to be fully healthy, but just fighting every day,” he said. “Injury means you can’t play, but I do have a shoulder ailment, I’ll say. Little bit of AC joint. Nothing super serious, but at the same time, it’s nagging. It bothers me.”

Last Tuesday, after a commanding 20-3 Monday night win over Pittsburgh, tight end Vernon Davis tweeted his support of Edwards and later said he was trying to step up as a leader.

“Thankful to have @OfficialBraylon on my team. He’s a true professional and football is very important to him,” Davis wrote. “I think teammates should stick together. At the end of the day we will still be as one when the coaches are gone!”