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Vernon Davis | Tight End

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 250
College: Maryland
Contract: view contract details

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Vernon Davis caught 1-of-2 targets for 16 yards in Sunday's third preseason game against San Diego.
It was Davis' first grab of the preseason. As it's always been with Davis, touchdowns are where he earns his keep. Davis is in the second tier of fantasy tight ends behind the big four, but he's not going to catch more than 50-55 balls. And with Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin, and Stevie Johnson as plus-red zone threats, Davis is going to have a tough time matching his 13 TDs from 2013. Aug 24 - 6:25 PM

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Vernon Davis has reported to 49ers training camp.

Davis skipped the entire offseason program due to dissatisfaction with his $4.7 million salary, therefore forfeiting nearly $270,000 in bonuses. But with the chips down and the 49ers showing no signs of budging, he gives in and will avoid the $30,000 per day fines that come with missing camp. Now lacking leverage, Davis appears unlikely to get the raise he desires before Week 1 -- especially in light of the team-friendly deal Jimmy Graham was recently forced to accept.
Jul 23 - 12:00 PM

ESPN 49ers reporter Bill Williamson believes it would be a "big surprise" if Vernon Davis continued his holdout through training camp.

Williamson cites Davis' inconsistency throughout his contract quest, and admission that it wouldn't be the end of the world if a new deal couldn't be hammered out. CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco hinted last week that Davis will continue to hold out, so we may not get a definitive answer before practice starts.
Jul 22 - 7:54 PM

CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco wrote in a fan chat that "there are indications" Vernon Davis' holdout "is going to continue."

Davis' actions have been consistently inconsistent since the holdout began, promising one thing and doing the other. Maiocco goes so far as to write, "I'm not sure how important the game is to him at this stage of his life." Please keep in mind Maiocco was writing in a chat, but he is a plugged-in reporter with takes worth noting. It sounds like there may more to this story than we know.
Jul 16 - 10:07 PM

A source with knowledge of the situation tells Profootballtalk's Mike Florio that the "current thinking" is Vernon Davis will not report to training camp.

Davis skipped the 49ers' offseason program, but recently suggested he plans to attend camp later this month. Davis is now expected to be leaning toward holding out, though Florio allows that it could still go either way. The 49ers have refused to negotiate with disgruntled Davis or RG Alex Boone until they report back to the team. Davis can be fined $30,000 per day for missing training camp. Once fines start piling up, players typically cave.
Jul 12 - 7:02 PM

Vernon Davis acknowledged there's a (likely good) possibility the 49ers won't give him a new contract.

Davis skipped all of the 49ers' pre-training camp activities. "It’s just like any athlete, we all want a new contract," he said. "But I’m not going to stress over it. It’s not the end of the world if I don’t get it. ... At the end of the day, if I don’t get the deal, at least I tried and I put my foot down." Highly unlikely to get more money, Davis doesn't sound like a threat to hold out of training camp.
Jun 27 - 3:23 PM

CSN Bay Area doesn't expect the 49ers to negotiate with holdouts Vernon Davis and RG Alex Boone until they report back to the team.

Reporter Matt Maiocco believes that's the "49er way." That's how the team handled Frank Gore's holdout in 2011. Boone appears more serious about getting a raise than Davis, and also has more leverage. Unlike Davis, Boone is obviously underpaid. Davis' "holdout" isn't expected to linger deep into camp. That's if it continues at all.
Jun 19 - 2:03 PM

ESPN 49ers reporter Bill Williamson would be surprised if Vernon Davis stages a long-term holdout at training camp.

At 30 years old and currently the third-highest paid tight end in the league, Davis has virtually no leverage. Skipping this week's mandatory minicamp looks like a way to get his name in the headlines and help build the "brand" he cherishes so much. Williams notes that Davis "loves football. He loves being part of the spotlight. I think it'd kill him to stay away."
Jun 18 - 9:05 AM

Vernon Davis did not report to mandatory minicamp on Tuesday.

As expected. There were reports last week that Davis had planned to report to minicamp after sitting out OTAs in hopes of landing a new contract. Those reports were refuted by Davis on Monday and Tuesday when he said he wasn't going to show up. He's subject to daily fines if he continues to sit out the three-day minicamp. Things will get more serious if Davis continues his holdout at training camp next month. Davis wants a raise on his $4.7 million salary.
Jun 17 - 12:25 PM

Vernon Davis confirmed his holdout is "all about getting paid what you deserve."

Davis wrote this week's Monday Morning Quarterback column, filling in for Peter King. He confirmed he's holding out, contradicting previous statements that he will be reporting to this week's mandatory minicamp. "It's not that complicated. I want the 49ers to win the Super Bowl, and I want to be on the field this summer working towards that goal, but I have to worry about my future first," he wrote. The only leverage Davis has here is to not show up this week or at training camp. Davis signed a six-year, $42.7 million contract in September of 2011.
Jun 16 - 8:27 AM

Vernon Davis confirmed to 95.7 The Game in San Francisco that he'll report to mandatory minicamp next week.

Davis expressed displeasure with his contract by skipping OTAs, but he's not interested in forfeiting money by missing mandatory work. "You know what? I plan on being there," he said. "I plan on being there." It's good news for the 49ers, and an indication Davis will not hold out of training camp. Davis, 30, is owed a $4.7 million salary this season. He's a top-five fantasy TE1.
Jun 13 - 3:52 PM

Vernon Davis says he wants to retire a 49er.

"I’ve expressed that to them," he said. "For some reason, we can’t get that done." Davis claims he approached the team about a new deal last season, and the 49ers said they'd "get back to (him)," but never did. Signed through 2015, Davis' contract is not a pressing issue for San Francisco, especially since he's not taking a hard line. He already plans to report to mandatory minicamp.
Jun 5 - 6:15 PM

Vernon Davis said on ESPN that he "strongly believes" he'll attend 49ers mandatory minicamp later this month.

Davis skipped OTAs due to dissatisfaction with his contract, but he plans to show up for June 17 minicamp after being noncommittal last week. Davis would receive $70,000 in fines if he missed the mandatory sessions. Owed a combined $9.05 million over the next two seasons, Davis is pretty handsomely paid already.
Jun 5 - 2:53 PM

Vernon Davis hinted that he will show up for the 49ers mandatory minicamp on June 17-19.

"If it's mandatory, I think I should be there," Davis said. It confirms that the Pro Bowl tight end is not planning on taking a hard line with his desire for a new contract, and fantasy owners shouldn't have to worry about a training camp holdout. "Every decision that I make is in the best interest of my brand," said Davis, who has two years remaining on the six-year, $42.7 million contract he signed in 2010.
Jun 5 - 11:36 AM

A source told CSN Bay Area the 49ers' coaching staff is under the impression Vernon Davis might be away from the team for "awhile."

Davis skipped OTAs and was noncommittal late last week when asked if he'll show for June's minicamp. A source told beat writer Matt Maicco new TEs coach Eric Mangini "told his group of tight ends that this is an opportune time for them to make an impression because it might be awhile before Davis reports to the team." It's still to early to worry about a training camp holdout.
Jun 4 - 9:23 PM

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