San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis showed up to training camp on Wednesday, answering the question about whether or not he’d hold out that lingered all summer long. Even though he showed up, Davis is still not happy that he hasn’t been given a new deal and a pay raise according to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio.
The source says Davis still wants a new contract, and he’s “definitely” not OK with proceeding absent a raise. The team reportedly won’t negotiate with players who are holding out.
That seems like a departure from comments Davis made in late June.
“It hasn’t been difficult at all. There are no worries. There is nothing that I can stress about,” Davis said. “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.”