Vernon Davis staying away from voluntary workouts, while looking for a new contract, is simply business.
Giving away another $70,000 seems like bad business.
Davis told 95.7 The Game that he intends to be on hands for the 49ers mandatory minicamp next week.
“You know what? I plan on being there,” Davis said, via Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com. “I plan on being there.”
He’s already skipped a $200,000 workout bonus by staying away, and would have been subject to fines if he didn’t show up next week. But while he wants a new deal, he struck a polite tone about his future.
“Everything is all cool between me and the Niners,” Davis said. “You know what? It’s not really about my contract. In life, you have to make business decisions, right? The 49ers are always making business decisions, and I’m a business man and I’m an entrepreneur.
“So the thing I want to do is get other guys to start making business decisions. When it comes to yourself, you’re your own entity. So why not take charge and do that?”
It seems he’s decided that not being combative with the team is a good approach, which might turn out to be good business for him.