Davis reports to camp

Vernon Davis missed the 49ers offseason program threatening to holdout during training camp due to unhappiness with his contract. But instead, Davis reported to the team's facility Wednesday morning as was first reported by safety C.J. Spillman on Instagram.

The evolution of news distribution made its way 4949 Centennial Blvd. in Santa Clara Wednesday when 49ers veterans were scheduled to report to camp.

Above is an Instagram video posted by San Francisco 49ers safety C.J. Spillman of Vernon Davis greeting his teammates in the locker room at the team's facility.

Davis appears to have ended his holdout for a new contract before it really got off the ground. The league's fourth-highest paid tight end on average had two years remaining on his front-loaded deal and was absent for the team's offseason program. In doing so he incurred losses of a $200,000 workout bonus and almost $70,000 in fines for missing mandatory minicamp last month.

Davis became the first tight end in league history to compile multiple seasons of 13 or more touchdown receptions. When he signed his five-year, $36.75 million in 2011 it was the largest in league history for the position. But his base pay in 2014 is slated to drop by more than $1.3 million this season and another $350,000 in 2015.

The 49ers front office made it clear last week with Joe Staley's two year extension they were willing to pay players who show up and don't hold out - which could have spurred Davis' decision to return to the team. There's no word yet regarding a new deal for Davis.

Davis will suit up for the first time this season Thursday afternoon when the 49ers open training camp with their first practice.


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