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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.

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Vernon Davis confirmed his holdout is "all about getting paid what you deserve."

Davis wrote this week's Monday Morning Quarterback column, filling in for Peter King. He confirmed he's holding out, although he previously said he will be reporting to this week's mandatory minicamp. "It's not that complicated. I want the 49ers to win the Super Bowl, and I want to be on the field this summer working towards that goal, but I have to worry about my future first," he wrote. The only leverage Davis has here is to not show for minicamp or training camp.

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Vernon Davis confirmed to 95.7 The Game in San Francisco that he'll report to mandatory minicamp next week.

Davis expressed displeasure with his contract by skipping OTAs, but he's not interested in forfeiting money by missing mandatory work. "You know what? I plan on being there," he said. "I plan on being there." It's good news for the 49ers, and an indication Davis will not hold out of training camp. Davis, 30, is owed a $4.7 million salary this season. He's a top-five fantasy TE1.

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Vernon Davis says he wants to retire a 49er.

"I've expressed that to them," Davis said. "For some reason, we can't get that done." Davis also said he approached the team about a new deal last season, and that it said it would "get back to (him)." They have yet to do so. Davis has already he'll likely be at mandatory minicamp. Signed through 2015, his contract is not a pressing issue for San Francisco, especially since he's not taking a hard line.

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Vernon Davis said on ESPN that he "strongly believes" he'll attend 49ers mandatory minicamp later this month.

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Vernon Davis hinted that he will show up for the 49ers mandatory minicamp on June 17-19.

"If it's mandatory, I think I should be there," Davis said. It confirms that the Pro Bowl tight end is not planning on taking a hard line with his desire for a new contract, and fantasy owners shouldn't have to worry about a training camp holdout. "Every decision that I make is in the best interest of my brand," said Davis, who has two years remaining on the six-year, $42.7 million contract he signed in 2010.

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A source told CSN Bay Area the 49ers' coaching staff is under the impression Vernon Davis might be away from the team for "awhile."

Davis skipped OTAs and was noncommittal late last week when asked if he'll show for June's minicamp. A source told beat writer Matt Maicco new TEs coach Eric Mangini "told his group of tight ends that this is an opportune time for them to make an impression because it might be awhile before Davis reports to the team." It's still to early to about a training camp holdout.

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Vernon Davis was non-committal Friday on if he'll show up for June's minicamp.

"I might be there," Davis said. "I might not. It's mandatory. I probably should. We'll see." Davis is skipping OTAs due to a contract dispute, forfeiting his $200,000 workout bonus. He would incur $70,000 in fines if he misses mandatory camp. Signed to a five-year extension in 2010, Davis is owed base salaries of of $4.7 million and $4.35 million over the next two seasons.