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Vernon Davis reports to San Francisco 49ers camp


After skipping offseason practices in an attempt to leverage his absence into a new contract, Vernon Davis has reported for the start of San Francisco 49ers training camp.

Safety C.J. Spillman posted an Instagram video of Davis in the 49ers locker room, hugging and shaking hands with teammates amid laughter.

Although Davis forfeited a $200,000 workout bonus and racked up a $70,000 fine for his offseason absence, he recently conceded that it's "not the end of the world" if his actions don't result in a new contract.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that while Davis showed up, he's still hoping for a new deal, per a source close to the player. Davis' reasons for reporting to camp are twofold: 1) The 49ers only negotiate with players who report; and 2) The tight end didn't want to get fined $30,000 a day.

While Davis has returned to collect his $4.7 million salary, right guard Alex Boone will not show up, per Rapoport.

Rapoport previously had reported that Boone will not rejoin teammates without a pay raise. The 49ers have a deep and talented offensive line, so it will be interesting to see which side blinks first in the contract standoff.

The latest "Around The League Podcast" offers up team-by-team training camp previews of the NFC East and NFC West.