Tight end Vernon Davis, who did not take part in the 49ers' offseason program due to dissatisfaction over his contract status, reported to training camp Wednesday morning.
This doesn't mean that Davis is happy with his contract, but he realizes that the team isn't inclined to negotiate with a player who isn't practicing. We're avoiding Davis at his ADP due to his probable workload with Michael Crabtree back in the fold. Davis averaged 3.8-62-.90 on 6.1 targets without Crabtree in the lineup. After his return (and including three playoff games), those numbers fell to 2.4-35-.75 on 4.6 T/G. Those are still top 10 numbers at the position (thanks to the touchdowns), but Davis simply isn’t a no-brainer top 5 pick with Crabtree in the lineup. He has a history of being underutilized in the 49ers’ run-heavy offense, and that’s a possibility again in 2014.