Niners make No. 6 pick Davis highest-paid TE

Updated: July 28, 2006, 5:23 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

An all-night negotiating session between the San Francisco 49ers and the agents for first-round choice Vernon Davis was rewarded with Davis making his first practice and the former Maryland star becoming the highest-paid tight end in the league.

Davis signed a five-year deal Friday morning worth in excess of $23 million and possibly close to around $25 million. His deal tops those of Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey, the Chiefs' Tony Gonzalez, Raven Todd Heap, the Cowboys' ...

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