The San Francisco 49ers are experimenting with lining up Vernon Davis as a wide receiver as the team attempts to fill the production gap caused by the injury to Michael Crabtree.

"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."

Davis is faster than most NFL tight ends, which he believes will allow him to be effective wide.

"I mean, it's just like tight end," he said. "You're just running routes."