TE Vernon Davis Gets Contract Extension

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San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis signed a five-year, $37 million extension with $23 million guaranteed on Saturday.

Davis' deal makes him the highest-paid tight end in NFL history.

Back in July, Antonio Gates signed a then-record five-year, $36.175 million deal with the San Diego Chargers that included $20 million in guaranteed money.

Gates is a six-time Pro Bowler, while Davis is coming off his first Pro Bowl appearance following a breakthrough season in 2009.

Last season, Davis led all tight ends with 13 touchdowns, with a team-leading 78 receptions for 965 yards.

Davis is set to earn $5.705 million this season in the final season of the five-year rookie deal he signed in 2006. He is now signed through 2015.

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