With 49ers guard Alex Boone reportedly intent on holding out of training camp until he gets a new deal, the bigger question for the franchise is whether tight end Vernon Davis will do the same.
Davis has sent mixed signals in recent weeks regarding his intentions and his objectives. Most recently, he created the impression that, if he doesn’t get a new deal, he’ll show up for camp after skipping the offseason program.
A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that, at the present time, Davis would not be reporting. That doesn’t mean he won’t show; with nine days to go, Davis can change his mind and change it back again a few times or more before the time comes to report for duty.
The 49ers reportedly won’t negotiate with Boone or Davis until they show up. If they boycott camp, the team will be able to fine them $30,000 per day and also to pursue a portion of any signing bonus money previously paid.