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Friday, June 27, 2014
Davis 'not going to stress' about contract

By Bill Williamson

Vernon Davis has switched gears often while staying away from the San Francisco 49ers this offseason.

We received an indication Friday that the star tight end, who is a holdout after missing the team’s mandatory minicamp last week, will not hold out into the season.

He told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution this week: “There are no worries. There is nothing that I can stress about. It’s obvious that we want a new contract. I want a new contract. It’s just like any athlete, we all want a new contract. But I’m not going to stress over it. It’s not the end of the world if I don’t get it. If I get it, that’s good. It’s moving slowly, but surely. At the end of the day, if I don’t get the deal, at least I tried and I put my foot down. If I don’t get it at the moment, I’m not going to lose any sleep.”

OK, so there it is. It is not the end of the world if he doesn’t get a new deal. I’m sure that will be duly noted by the 49ers. Davis is the third-highest-paid tight end in the NFL. And the team is likely not inclined to bypass other financial priorities to give Davis a new deal.

However, guard Alex Boone, the team’s other holdout, likely will not have the same feeling. I get the impression Boone won't report until he gets a new deal. He is the 43rd-highest-paid guard in the league.

So, unlike Davis, it could be the end of the world for Boone if there is no deal.