Vernon Davis says he's not stressed about contract situation
San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis says he's not stressed out about his unresolved contract situation.
Davis is under contract, but wants it to be increased.
He skipped the 49ers' mandatory minicamp.
"It hasn’t been difficult at all," Davis told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "There are no worries. There is nothing that I can stress about. It’s obvious that we want a new contract. I want a new contract. It’s just like any athlete, we all want a new contract. But I’m not going to stress over it.
"It’s not the end of the world if I don’t get it. If I get it, that’s good. It’s moving slowly, but surely. At the end of the day, if I don’t get the deal, at least I tried and I put my foot down. If I don’t get it at the moment, I’m not going to lose any sleep."
Meanwhile, Davis weighed in on New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham's grievance over whether he should get a wide receiver franchise tag or a tight end designation.
"I pray that Jimmy Graham passes as a wide receiver," Davis said. "Because at the end of the day, if he passes as a wide receiver, that’s better for the rest of the tight ends. He will have opened up a door, a pathway for the rest of the group."
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun