Latest on Vernon Davis' absence
June, 5, 2014
By Tom Carpenter | ESPN.com
UPDATE: As noted below, Vernon Davis has been skipping offseason workouts in an attempt to garner a contract extension, and there have been hints that he could skip minicamp this month.
However, Davis told ESPN Niners reporter Bill Williamson Thursday that, "If it’s mandatory, I think I should be there.”
Although Vernon Davis already gave up a $200K workout bonus by skipping recent OTA sessions, he won't officially be a holdout until he is absent from the San Francisco 49ers' June 17-19 minicamp. As I noted over the weekend, Davis hinted that he could skip those sessions, and it appears that the Niners are preparing for his absence.