Report: Vernon Davis skipping OTA’s for a new contract

vernon davisAccording to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com,  49ers tight end Vernon Davis is skipping OTA’s in hopes of landing a new contract.

Tight end Vernon Davis, one of only two 49ers players not participating in the team’s voluntary offseason workout program, is apparently hoping to leverage his high-profile absence into a new contract.

Davis, who has two years remaining on a lucrative deal he signed before the 2010 season opener, is remaining away from the 49ers’ organized workout program due to dissatisfaction with his contract, a source indicated to CSNBayArea.com.

Davis is due to make $4.7 million in 2014 and $4.3 million in 2015.

The problem is that the Niners only have just over $1 million in cap room and they still need to get a deal done with Colin Kaepernick.