The San Francisco 49ers look like they’re headed to a couple of standoffs with players over contracts at training camp. Right guard Alex Boone and tight end Vernon Davis are both looking for new deals, and with news that Davis will not report to training camp following news that Boone wouldn’t as well.
From Pro Football Talk:
A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that, at the present time, Davis would not be reporting. That doesn’t mean he won’t show; with nine days to go, Davis can change his mind and change it back again a few times or more before the time comes to report for duty.
It is a departure from where Davis’ stood the last time we heard. Davis had previously told D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that there was no stress over the
“It hasn’t been difficult at all,” Davis said. “There are no worries. There is nothing that I can stress about. It’s obvious that we want a new contract. I want a new contract. It’s just like any athlete, we all want a new contract. But I’m not going to stress over it.
“It’s not the end of the world if I don’t get it. If I get it, that’s good. It’s moving slowly, but surely. At the end of the day, if I don’t get the deal, at least I tried and I put my foot down. If I don’t get it at the moment, I’m not going to lose any sleep.”
It might be in their best interest to show up, Mike Florio of PFT said that the 49ers “reportedly won’t negotiate with Boone or Davis until they show up.”