It turns out that Vernon Davis won’t be attending San Francisco 49ers mini-camp after all.
The veteran tight end broke the news via a guest column for Peter King’s MMQB.
“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 toward that goal, but I have to worry about my future first.”
Whether Davis is getting paid what he deserves is up for debate. Over the course of his five-year, $36.75 million deal, the 30-year-old will make an average of $7.35 million, which ranks third among all NFL tight ends.
Davis already forfeited a $200,000 workout bonus for skipping the 49ers organized team activities. He also stands to lose an additional $70,000 for not taking part in the team’s mini-camp. As Davis explained, the decision to miss out was made with the help of his family and advisors.
“I can’t listen to anyone but my family and advisors, because those are the people who are going to be there when football inevitably dumps me.”
Last Thursday on 95.7 The Game, Davis said that he would be attending mini-camp, which runs Tuesday to Thursday. Guard Alex Boone, who is embroiled in his own contract dispute with the 49ers is also expected to be a no-show when camp opens up.
The team has announced that George Seifert will be the 25th inductee into the Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 1.