Davis, Boone absent from voluntary offseason workouts

Davis, Boone absent from voluntary offseason workouts
May 28, 2014, 4:30 pm
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Alex Boone played every snap on offense in 2013, making him the only 49er on offense or defense to not miss a play, via PFF. (USATSI)

SANTA CLARA -– Tight end Vernon Davis has not been attending the workouts, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed Wednesday. It is not clear whether Davis' contract status is a factor in his absence.

When asked for the reason for Davis’ lack of attendance in the offseason program, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said, “As you know, the workouts are voluntary. That would be the reason.”

Davis and guard Alex Boone are the only non-injured players who have not been taking part in the 49ers' voluntary offseason program.

Davis is scheduled to make base salaries of $4.7 million and $4.35 million in the final two years of his contracts, as well as a possible $400,000 in roster bonuses in each of those seasons. With his absence this offseason, Davis is forfeiting a $200,000 workout bonus.

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Boone is remaining away from the 49ers’ workouts due to dissatisfaction with his contract, sources confirmed. Boone also has two years remaining on his deal. He is scheduled to make $2.25 million and $1.45 million, including bonuses, in his final two seasons.

Said Harbaugh, “Again, the workouts are voluntary, as you know. I’ve always chosen as a policy not to discuss contracts publicly.”

Veteran running back Frank Gore is working out at the 49ers’ practice facility during the mornings, Harbaugh said, but has yet to take part in the practices during the offseason program.

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