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Draft Scout *Vernon Davis News
06/17/14 - TE Vernon Davis explained the rationale behind his absence from the team's voluntary offseason workouts in a guest column he penned on Sports Illustrated's MMQB.com.
It is not clear if Davis will show up for the start of the 49ers' mandatory minicamp, which begins on Tuesday.
If Davis is not present, he is considered a holdout and the team can fine him.
"In 2010 I signed a five-year, $37 million contract extension with $23 million guaranteed. It was the biggest contract for a tight end in league history," Davis wrote. "Four years later, and I'm playing at a higher level than I was then, which brings me to why I'm holding out. It's all about getting paid what you deserve. 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."
In a radio interview last week, Davis said he plans to be at the team's minicamp. He made similar comments in an interview with ESPN.com on June 5.
"If it's mandatory, I think I should be there," he said. "My foot could get stuck in the grass, and I may not be able to get out ... but if it's mandatory, I think I should be there."
Davis accounted for 13 of the team's 21 receiving touchdowns in 2013, not including two key touchdown catches in the postseason. He became the first tight end in league history to have two seasons of 13 touchdowns.
06/12/14 - TE Vernon Davis went on KNBR radio in San Francisco Thursday saying he plans to attend next week's mandatory minicamp after missing OTAs and costing himself a $200,000 workout bonus.
"It's mandatory, so I should be there, for sure," Davis said.
Davis accounted for 13 of the team's 21 receiving touchdowns in 2013, not including two key TD catches in the postseason. He became the first tight end in league history to have two seasons of 13 touchdowns.
Davis reportedly missed OTAs because he wanted a new contract despite having two seasons remaining on his current deal. When Davis signed his five-year, $36.75 million extension in 2010, he instantly became one of the league's highest-paid players at the position. Three seasons into the deal he remains the third-highest paid tight end in the league with his $7.35 million annual salary.
12/30/13 - TE Vernon Davis set the franchise record for receiving yards for a tight end (5,201).
12/17/13 - TE Vernon Davis became the first tight end in NFL history with 12 touchdown receptions in two different seasons.
12/11/13 - TE Vernon Davis ranks No. 1 in the NFL among tight ends with 16.5 yards per receptions.