Vernon Davis Unhappy With Contract, Skipping OTAs

This isn't the 49ers news that fans were hoping to wake up to on Thursday morning - according to CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco, star TE Vernon Davis skipping OTAs because he isn't happy with his current contract.

Davis, who caught 52 passes for 850 yards and 13 touchdown passes last season, is due to make $4.7 million in 2014 before bonuses kick in. His current deal, which he signed back in 2010, runs until the end of the 2015 season, after which he becomes a free agent.

Davis hasn't publicly explained his absence from OTAs, but according to Maiocco, sources have indicated that the absence is due to Davis' dissatisfaction with his contract. The 49ers' other OTA holdout, G Alex Boone, is also hoping to improve his contract this summer.

The 49ers find themselves in a difficult position - just $1.7 million under the cap for 2014, they'll need to find a way to placate Davis and Boone while leaving enough to room to sign QB Colin Kaepernick to an extension - their highest offseason priority as of a few weeks ago.

While San Francisco has the talent to make another run at the Super Bowl in 2014, their first order of business will be keeping their roster of stars happy - it'll be interesting to see how they handle the Davis situation in the coming weeks.


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