Tight end Vernon Davis reportedly did not have much to say Friday about the reason for his absence from the 49ers’ voluntary offseason program.
Davis, working behind the counter at his Jamba Juice location in Santa Clara on Friday, said his agent, Todd France, asked him not to discuss the reason he has not attended the 49ers’ offseason workouts, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Davis is not attending the 49ers’ workout program due to dissatisfaction over his contract, a source told CSNBayArea.com.
Davis has already forfeited a $200,000 workout bonus due to his inactivity. The team’s only mandatory function is a three-day minicamp from June 17-19. If he does not attend the mandatory workouts, he would be subject to nearly $70,000 in fines.
“I might be there,” he told the paper. “I might not. It’s mandatory. I probably should be there. We’ll see.”
Earlier on Friday, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said on an appearance on KNBR that he knows the reasons Davis and guard Alex Boone have remained away from the team’s offseason program. Harbaugh seemed to suggest the reasons were contract-related.
“I’m not going to speak for another man and what they’re trying to get done with their contract,” Harbaugh said. “If they want to talk about it publicly, and they think it’s beneficial to talk about it publicly, then they’ll choose to do that. Certainly, you could have Vernon or Alex on the show and ask them or talk to their agent, if they think that’s something that’s beneficial. I choose to not do it.”