Vernom Davis needs a little more time to marinate before he becomes a full-fledged member of the Broncos offense. David Zalubowski AP

Vernon Davis would've rather spent his Sunday as the Broncos' starting tight end.

That could come in time. Until then, the newly-acquired tight end will spend games watching and learning -- just as he did on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

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"I was just absorbing it all in, watching some of my teammates, Owen Daniels and Virgil (Green)," Davis old Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post. "Watching those guys and learning from them as I continue to move forward."

He'd be wise to pick Daniels' brain. The career Gary Kubiak pupil knows the playbook in and out; he caught six passes for 102 yards and touchdown on Sunday.

Davis might not ever know Denver's playbook like that. But he thinks a similar stat line is not too far off.

(h/t Denver Post)