In today's 49ers news update, the San Francisco 49ers may not see Vernon Davis' absence from OTAs as an impetus to work on a new deal with the star tight end.
In fact, he may not be that big of a priority for the team at all right now when it comes to contract negotiations.
According to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area, "the 49ers have a lot more pressing concerns than Davis’ contract. Of course, there are the players entering the final years of their contracts, such as Kaepernick, Iupati and Michael Crabtree."
"And even among the players who are under contract for at least two more seasons, Davis ranks behind Boone, Aldon Smith and Joe Staley," Maiocco added. "Boone is the 38th-highest paid guard in teh NFL. Staley, who ranks 12th among tackles, has reason to want a new contract, too, but he continues to take part in the 49ers’ offseason program."
Maiocco adds that it would be "surprising" if the team decides to waver on their current course of non-action over Davis' contract. Davis is 30 years old and is still signed for two more years with the club.
All of this places the leverage squarely in the favor of the 49ers - something which should become clear as the offseason wears on.
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