Davis on holdout: 'If I don't get the deal, at least I tried'

Davis on holdout: 'If I don't get the deal, at least I tried'
June 27, 2014, 10:30 am
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I pray that Jimmy Graham passes as a wide receiver. He will have opened up a door, a pathway for the rest of the group.
Vernon Davis

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Vernon Davis' contract holdout has been ongoing for weeks, and while the 49ers coaching staff may be missing their top tight end, Davis says he isn't losing any sleep over it.

Davis recently told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he isn't stressing over his decision to stay away from 49ers minicamp while he attempts to leverage a new deal.

[RELATED: Seahawks' Sherman to Vernon Davis: 'Do what you believe]

"It hasn’t been difficult at all. 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."

[RELATED: Davis wants Saints' TE Jimmy Graham to get paid]

Davis was also very vocal when asked asked about Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, who is also gunning for a new deal, reiterating that he thinks Graham should be paid like a wide receiver. 

"I pray that Jimmy Graham passes as a wide receiver. 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."

Davis currently has two years remaining on a contract that pays him an average of $7.35 million per season.

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