San Francisco 49ers' Vernon Davis Skipping OTAs No Big Deal Aside From $200k

By Ronnie Hampston
Vernon Davis
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A lot of NFL players like to cash in on money at any given chance. That is not the case for Vernon Davis. Davis is set to lose $200,000 for not attending the team’s OTAs. Davis is currently under contract for the next two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers.

Davis is scheduled to make $4.7 million and $4.35 million in the final years of his contract. Davis can also earn $400,000 in roster bonus, so he isn’t really worried about money at this point. He has been one of the top paid players at his position since entering the NFL, so it’s not like it’s a rookie missing out on this type of money. Many people forget that OTAs are voluntary workouts, so it is not mandatory for Davis to be in attendance.

Losing out on money isn’t ideal, but this shouldn’t raise any worry as far as contract concerns. 49ers fans shouldn’t be worried about the absence of their star tight end. Davis and Colin Kaepernick have great chemistry, and a little time off before the required practices aren’t a big deal. I couldn’t resist losing out on that amount of cash, but hey, Davis is his own man when it comes to his finances.

Mandatory practices will begin in a month or so, and Davis will be in attendance when it matters most. Memo to 49ers fans: When you see the headline of Davis missing OTAs there is no need to panic.

Ronnie Hampston is a San Francisco 49ers writer for, follow him on Twitter, “Like” him or Facebook, or add him to your network on Google.

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