San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis was reportedly considering holding out from training camp as he attempted negotiate a new deal. It looks like that won’t happen and on Wednesday Davis showed up to 49ers training camp in an Instagram video posted by 49ers safety and special teamer C.J. Spillman.
Davis had said previously that getting a new deal wasn’t the end of the world.
“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.”
According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, his decision to show up was in part because of the fines he would incur. Being fined and losing money to try and get more seems counter productive.
Per a league source, his decision to show up for training camp was influenced by multiple factors, including but not limited to $30,000 per day in fines and, after five days, partial signing bonus forfeiture.
It is good news for the 49ers offense who are looking to really expand their passing game with Stevie Johnson. Davis being in camp will allow the 49ers to work on ironing out the wrinkles in the passing game as they look to contend for a Super Bowl.
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