Vernon Davis: 'I won't lose sleep over contract'

San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis says that he will "not lose any sleep" if he does not agree a new contract with the team this off-season.

Vernon Davis has admitted that he is "not going to lose any sleep" if he does not manage to agree a new contract with the San Francisco 49ers this off-season.

The tight end has been skipping workouts with the team in recent weeks in a bid to force contract talks with the NFC West side.

The 30-year-old told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "It's not the end of the world if I don't get [a new contract]. If I get it, that's good. It's moving slowly, but surely.

"At the end of the day, if I don't get the deal, at least I tried and I put my foot down. If I don't get it at the moment, I'm not going to lose any sleep."

Davis, who is set to earn $4.7m (£2.75m) in 2014 and has two years remaining on his contract, had 850 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns for the 49ers last season.

Jim Harbaugh head coach of the San Francisco 49ers enters the practice field during the San Francisco 49ers rookie minicamp at their training facility on May 10, 2013
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