Report: Vernon Davis to miss organised team activities

Vernon Davis of the San Francisco 49ers scores a touchdown during the NFL International Series game between San Francisco 49ers and Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium on October 27, 2013
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San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis will miss the organised team activities as he looks to thrash out a new contract with the team.

San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis has opted against taking part in the organised team activities, according to reports.

Davis is understood to be looking for a new deal with the team as he enters the penultimate year of his six-year, $42.7m (£25.5m) contract.

However, his attempts to use his absence as leverage for a more lucrative deal will cost him $200,000 (£119,000) in workout bonuses for not showing up to the OTAs.

Davis is regarded as one of the 49ers' most important players, but the franchise is currently close to their salary cap limit, which could have an impact on the terms they are able to offer the 30-year-old.

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick and wide receiver Michael Crabtree could also be above Davis in the pecking order for new contracts, with both of their current deals running out at the end of the 2014 season.

Davis became the first tight end in NFL history to record two seasons with 12 or more touchdown catches last year, claiming 13 in addition to 850 yards.

Wide receiver Michael Crabtree #15 of the San Francisco 49ers reaches for the ball as Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks dives in at CenturyLink Field December 24, 2011
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