San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis, whose contract expires after 2010, is working on a new deal with the team. But he says he’s not in any hurry to get a new deal done.
“I’m not in a rush to do anything,” Davis said Monday. “That’d be good, when I eventually sign my extension. It’s not something that’s heavy on my mind. I’m not really thinking about it at the moment.”
Davis, who will make a $5.7 million base salary in the final year of his rookie deal, is reportedly asking for a five-year, $40 million contract with $25 million guaranteed. If he’s unhappy with the pace of negotiations, he wasn’t showing it at Monday’s voluntary practice.
“I’m here because this is what I do,” Davis said.
Davis is coming off his best season, catching 78 passes for 965 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2009.