San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis wants a new contract. Of course the players really have only one course of action when currently under contract and trying to gain leverage, and that is to hold out. Not so surprisingly since Davis wants a new deal, despite having two years left on a contract that will pay him $9.1 million in base salary over the next two seasons, Davis has decided to sit from 49ers activities to stage a mild protest.
“Davis, who has two years remaining on a lucrative deal he signed before the 2010 season opener, is remaining away from the 49ers’ organized workout program due to dissatisfaction with his contract, a source indicated to CSNBayArea.com.”
So, while while Davis was working the cash register at his Jamba Juice franchise in Rivermark Plaza in Santa Clara, in a disguise, a reporter asked if he would be attending a minicamp from June 17-19.
That event is involuntary.
“I might be there,” he said, via the San Francisco Chronicle. “I might not. It’s mandatory. I probably should be there. We’ll see.”
It looks like he is either undecided on what to do, or not willing to tip his hand just yet. Either way, it looks like he is going to try and force the 49ers to meet him at the negotiating table.
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