49ers Tight End Vernon Davis Wants a Raise
(NEW YORK) -- With minicamps opening up around the NFL, San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is considering holding out in hopes of landing a new deal with the team.
Davis recently wrote a column for Sports Illustrated's MMQ on why he was not present during the team's voluntary workouts.
"In 2010 I signed a five-year, $37 million contract extension with $23 million guaranteed. It was the biggest contract for a tight end in league history," Davis wrote. "Four years later, and I'm playing at a higher level than I was then, which brings me to why I'm holding out."
"It's all about getting paid what you deserve," he continued. "It's not that complicated. I want the 49ers to win the Super Bowl, and I want to be on the field this summer working towards that goal, but I have to worry about my future first."
Davis, whose contract runs out in 2015, has been with the 49ers his entire career. He was the 6th overall pick in the 2006 draft and has turned into one of the best all around players in the NFL at his position.
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