49ers’ TE Vernon Davis forfeits $200,000 for missing OTAs

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The San Francisco 49ers continue their OTAs without two starters in G Alex Boone and TE Vernon Davis. Boone who is reportedly seeking a new contract as he has two years remaining on his current deal, opted to sit out and now Davis is doing the same.

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The Pro Bowl tight-end who had a career season last year as he racked up 52 catches for 850 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns is reportedly seeking a new contract. Davis has two years remaining on his current deal, yet he is reportedly unsatisfied and thus his absence has resulted. 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh was asked why Davis was absent and Harbaugh said, “As you know the workouts are voluntary, that would be the reason.”


However, the workouts are not voluntary for Davis. According to a source that told CSN Bay Area, Davis is forfeiting a workout bonus of $200,000. With the 49ers mandatory minicamp set to begin on June 17-19, it will be interesting to see if Davis attends as he can be fined an additional $60,000 according to the new CBA.

 

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