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Jun 17, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh speaks to the media during minicamp at the 49ers practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

49ers’ Jim Harbaugh on holdout questions: ‘It gets to be badgering’


The San Francisco 49ers are trying to work out deals with guard Alex Boone and tight end Vernon Davis to avoid having two players hold out heading into training camp. Both players will reportedly hold out if a long term deal isn’t worked out, putting the 49ers and their rule against re-negotiating deals with players under contract to the test.

One thing is for certain, 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is tired of the questions. Specifically in response to a question about understanding the player’s viewpoint from his experience holding out as a player.

“To answer the three, four, five follow-up questions, it gets to be badgering,” he said back in June, via the San Francisco Chronicle. “It gets old. I covered it thoroughly yesterday. I don’t feel like there is anything more to say about it at this time.”

Harbaugh then reiterated his stance on the subject.

“As I said yesterday, I’ll just reiterate that I was disappointed in the decision not to come to the minicamp,” Harbaugh said. “Didn’t call anybody out. There was no call out of anybody … I thought that was ridiculous.

“And then, the second point is that we’re going to keep the focus on what is going on here, who is here and the players that we’re coaching. We’re going to have a heck of a day today, and that’s where the focus is going to be. So, we covered it yesterday and today we’re focusing on guys that are here.”

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