The question has now been answered.
Vernon Davis is reporting to 49ers training camp after all.
The news was broken by teammate C.J. Spillman, who posted a video on Instagram of Davis in the locker room. He’s even greeted by teammates teasing him for making a “cameo appearance.”
The Pro Bowl tight end has been clear in his desire for a new contract, and the 49ers have been equally clear about not negotiating with anyone who isn’t there.
So while Joe Staley showed up and got paid, Davis and Alex Boone got nowhere (so far) by staying away.
Plus, a camp holdout costs $30,000 a day and the team can go after any previously paid signing bonuses, making it an expensive decision.