Brash. Outspoken. Controversial. Vernon Davis has been all three on occasion, but the Pro Bowl tight end is playing it cool when it comes to getting a long-term contract extension from the 49ers. Davis was a guest panelist at an Art Impact panel discussion at the de Young Museum’s Koret Auditorium this evening, and he talked a little football before and after the event.
With Patrick Willis locked up through 2016, TE Vernon Davis – whose contract expires after this season – logically figures as the next Niner in line for a big payday. He’s a vital cog in the offense, and Davis is confident he can reach an agreement with his current team. He sent the following tweet a couple hours ago: “We got plenty of time y’all I’ll sign an extension soon I’m sure don’t worry I’m in 100%.”
But how big of a contract will Davis command?
The 49ers last week placed the franchise tag on nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin. It wasn’t exactly a novel concept around the NFL, as three other teams had the same idea.
The 49ers have been in discussions with linebacker Ahmad Brooks’ representation about a contract extension, according to sources. As much as the 49ers would like to hammer out a long-term deal, there is no pressing need to get it accomplished immediately. Brooks is believed to be one of several players with whom the 49ers […]
Agent Drew Rosenhaus said tonight he is not going to publicly disclose his strategy. But his newest client, safety Dashon Goldson, made it clear why he decided to switch agents as he enters the final year of his contract with the 49ers. Goldson is entering the final year of his initial four-year, $2.08 million contract. […]
For the second time in two months, a young 49ers starter has hired notorious agent Drew Rosenhaus to represent him. Safety Dashon Goldson, whose contract expires after the upcoming season, hired Rosenhaus, according to a league source and confirmed by the NFL Players Association. Goldson was previously represented by Peter Schaffer of All Pro Sports […]
Agent Eugene Parker was nowhere to be seen today when his client Michael Crabtree was at the podium, forced to answer questions about his 72-day contract impasse that ended in the wee hours. Niners general manager Scot McCloughan was then left to try to speculate on Parker’s strategy during the holdout that lasted into […]
Today was not exactly what I had in mind many years ago when I decided to pursue a career in journalism. But it was definitely a bizarre day. It was fun, despite the fact two key figures in the saga went to great lengths to avoid me.
Michael Crabtree erased any doubts I have about his speed, as he made an impressive exit from the hotel where negotiations are taking place today. This presumable leaves 49ers chief negotiator Paraag Marathe and Crabtree’s agent, Eugene Parker, alone to hammer out the deal that could deliver him to Mike Singletary’s team. Crabtree saw me and CSN’s […]
The highly anticipated negotiating session involving the 49ers and Michael Crabtree is taking place today. Team president Jed York, general manager Scot McCloughan and chief negotiator Paraag Marathe are representing the 49ers with Crabtree and his agent, Eugene Parker, on the other side of the table. The meeting is not taking place at the […]
As 49ers general manager Scot McCloughan left the building last night, he said he had yet to speak to anyone in Camp Crabtree. He said a meeting today was “possible” but that one had not yet been set up. Even at 8:08 this morning, team president Jed York, when asked if there was a […]
The whole 49ers-Michael Crabtree saga just took another bizarre twist. The 49ers do not have a meeting set up with agent Eugene Parker, who is coming into town tonight. Furthermore, the sides did not speak today, 49ers GM Scot McCloughan said as he left the 49ers’ offices this evening. “It’s all speculation,” McCloughan […]