Jim Harbaugh has had a solid team since his arrival in the bay area, and two large parts of his success have been tight end Vernon Davis and guard Alex Boone – both of whom have yet to appear at 49ers headquarters throughout voluntary or mandatory workouts.
Both players have voiced their concerns with their current contract status, and both want to be paid before appearing at camp. Davis has made his intentions well known, while Boone has said the same – just not as public as Davis.
“I’m disappointed in that decision for them not to be here,” Harbaugh said. “As a voluntary segment to the offseason and we appreciate those guys volunteering to make the team better. Now, it’s mandatory and wish they could’ve . . . (it’s) not the decision I envision being the 49er way.”
Both players are subject to nearly $70,000 in fines should they not show up to the mandatory three-day camp. Money they hope to recoup and then some in potential new contracts.
Davis has already forfeited a $200,000 workout bonus for skipping voluntary workouts, while Boone has lost $50,000. Both players have two years remaining on their current deals.
In related news, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch who reportedly threatened retirement if he didn’t get a new deal, showed up at Seahawks camp today and is willing to do what is asked of him while the team hammers out a new deal.