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Davis caught one pass for 16 yards on two targets in Sunday's preseason game against the Chargers.

Davis dealt with an unspecified minor injury at the beginning of the month, but he has now played in consecutive exhibition games. He's likely done for the preseason, and should enter Week 1 at full health. The receiving corps surrounding Davis appears to be the best of his career, so this probably won't be the year in which he finally gets the target totals afforded to other top players at his position.

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Davis started Sunday's preseason game against the Broncos, but he finished with no targets on the only series he played.

Many of the Niners regular starters, such as Frank Gore, Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin, played only the first series, so there's no reason to read anything into Davis' limited playing time. He was reportedly dealing with a minor unspecified injury earlier this month, but he didn't appear limited at all during Sunday's game.

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Vernon Davis has reported to 49ers training camp.

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ESPN 49ers reporter Bill Williamson believes it would be a "big surprise" if Vernon Davis continued his holdout through training camp.

Williamson cites Davis' inconsistency throughout his contract quest, and admission that it wouldn't be the end of the world if a new deal couldn't be hammered out. CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco hinted last week that Davis will continue to hold out, so we may not get a definitive answer before practice starts.

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CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco wrote in a fan chat that "there are indications" Vernon Davis' holdout "is going to continue."

Davis' actions have been consistently inconsistent since the holdout began, promising one thing and doing the other. Maiocco goes so far as to write, "I'm not sure how important the game is to him at this stage of his life." Please keep in mind Maiocco was writing in a chat, but he is a plugged-in reporter with a takes worth noting. It sounds like there may more to this story than we know.

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A source with knowledge of the situation tells Profootballtalk's Mike Florio that the "current thinking" is Vernon Davis will not report to training camp.

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Vernon Davis acknowledged there's a (likely good) possibility the 49ers won't give him a new contract.

Davis skipped all pre-training camp activities. "It's just like any athlete, we all want a new contract," he said. "But I'm not going to stress over it. It's not the end of the world if I don't get it. ... At the end of the day, if I don't get the deal, at least I tried and I put my foot down." Highly unlikely to get more money, Davis doesn't sound like a threat to hold out of training camp.

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CSN Bay Area doesn't expect the 49ers to negotiate with holdouts Vernon Davis and RG Alex Boone until they report back to the team.

Reporter Matt Maiocco believes that's the "49er way." That's how the team handled Frank Gore's holdout in 2011. Boone appears more serious about getting a raise than Davis, and also has more leverage. Unlike Davis, Boone is obviously underpaid. Davis' "holdout" isn't expected to linger deep into camp. That's if it continues at all.

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ESPN 49ers reporter Bill Williamson would be surprised if Vernon Davis stages a long-term holdout at training camp.

At 30 years old and currently the third-highest paid tight end in the league, Davis has virtually no leverage. Skipping this week's mandatory minicamp looks like a way to get his name in the headlines and help build the "brand" he cherishes so much. Williams notes that Davis "loves football. He loves being part of the spotlight. I think it'd kill him to stay away."

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Vernon Davis did not report to mandatory minicamp on Tuesday.

As expected. There were reports last week that Davis had planned to report to minicamp after sitting out OTAs in hopes of landing a new contract. Those reports were refuted by Davis on Monday and Tuesday when he said he wasn't going to show up. He's subject to daily fines if he continues to sit out the three-day minicamp. Things will get more serious if Davis continues his holdout at training camp next month. Davis wants a raise on his $4.7 million salary.