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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
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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

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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."
Source: ESPN.com
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.
Source: SI.com
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.
Source: ESPN.com
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

Vernon Davis was non-committal Friday on if he’ll show up for June's minicamp.

"I might be there," Davis said. "It’s mandatory. I probably should. We’ll see." Davis is skipping OTAs due to a contract dispute, forfeiting his $200,000 workout bonus. He would receive $70,000 in fines if he misses mandatory camp. Signed to a five-year extension in 2010, Davis is owed base salaries of $4.7 million and $4.35 million over the next two seasons.
May 30 - 7:40 PM

CSN Bay Area reports Vernon Davis is skipping 49ers OTAs due to "dissatisfaction with his contract."

Davis, who is signed through 2015, is putting his money where his mouth is, as he's forfeiting a $200,000 workout bonus. Now 30, the pseudo-holdout will likely be in vain for Davis, who is owed a combined $9.05 million over the next two seasons. The 49ers have far more important contract issues to worry about with Colin Kaepernick, Aldon Smith, Michael Crabtree and coach Jim Harbaugh. It's unclear if Davis is planning to blow off next month's mandatory minicamp.
May 29 - 1:32 PM

Vernon Davis is not attending 49ers OTAs.

Coach Jim Harbaugh provided no answers Wednesday when quizzed on why Davis wasn't there: "As you know, the workouts are voluntary. That would be the reason." Davis is owed $5.3 million in salary and bonuses entering year five of his six-year contract. He's forfeiting a $200,000 workout bonus by not reporting.
May 28 - 7:37 PM

Vernon Davis was held to two catches for 16 yards in San Francisco's NFC Championship Game loss to the Seahawks.

Davis drew just one other target, a drop that very well could have been ruled a fumble. He also drew a false start penalty. It was a day to forget for a player who had a season to remember, ringing up 13 touchdowns in 15 games. Davis caught 52 passes for 850 yards, good for 16.3 yards per catch. That's an extremely impressive number for a tight end. Few players, tight end or otherwise, stretch the seams like Davis. Re-established as one of the game's preeminent red-zone threats, Davis will be a top-four fantasy tight end heading into 2014.
Jan 19 - 10:52 PM

Vernon Davis' lone Divisional Round catch went for a one-yard touchdown as the 49ers topped the Panthers in Week 19.

Davis' first target came on a deep-seam route in the back of the end zone, but he was well covered and Colin Kaepernick's pass was too high. Davis had another end-zone target toward the end of the second half, but Kaepernick missed low. Though he was initially ruled out of bounds, Davis finally converted his third-end zone target of the first half to give San Francisco a 13-10 halftime lead when officials checked the replay. That, of course, would go down as Davis' lone reception. Davis and Michael Crabtree will have to do more next week for the 49ers to upset the Seahawks.
Jan 12 - 4:17 PM

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QB1Colin Kaepernick
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3McLeod Bethel-Thompson
4Josh Johnson
5Kory Faulkner
RB1Frank Gore
2Kendall Hunter
3Carlos Hyde
4Marcus Lattimore
5LaMichael James
GLB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
3RB1Frank Gore
2Kendall Hunter
FB1Bruce Miller
2Will Tukuafu
3Trey Millard
WR11Michael Crabtree
2Stevie Johnson
3Brandon Lloyd
4Jon Baldwin
5Kassim Osgood
WR21Anquan Boldin
2Quinton Patton
3Bruce Ellington
4David Reed
5Devon Wylie
WR31Stevie Johnson
TE1Vernon Davis
2Vance McDonald
3Garrett Celek
4Derek Carrier
5Kevin Greene
K1Phil Dawson