Harbaugh: Davis, Boone absences 'not the 49er way'

Harbaugh: Davis, Boone absences 'not the 49er way'
June 17, 2014, 1:15 pm
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Now, it’s mandatory and wish they could’ve . . . (it’s) not the decision I envision being the 49er way.
Jim Harbaugh on Vernon Davis and Alex Boone

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SANTA CLARA – Coach Jim Harbaugh, who routinely supports his players on and off the field, made it clear where he stands with 49ers tight end Vernon Davis and guard Alex Boone.

“I’m disappointed in that decision for them not to be here,” Harbaugh said Tuesday.

Davis and Boone did not report for the opening of the 49ers' mandatory minicamp. Both players are seeking new contracts from the 49ers and have two years remaining on their respective deals. They skipped the first eight weeks of the 49ers’ voluntary offseason program. Davis failed to collect a $200,000 workout bonus, while Boone forfeited his $50,000 workout bonus.

“As a voluntary segment to the offseason and we appreciate those guys volunteering to make the team better,” Harbaugh said. “Now, it’s mandatory and wish they could’ve . . . (it’s) not the decision I envision being the 49er way.”

Per the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement, any player who does not attend his team’s three-day mandatory minicamp is subject to a $69,455 fine.

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