Niners coach Jim Harbaugh called out tight end Vernon Davis and guard Alex Boone for missing the first day of mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reported.
Harbaugh, the AP NFL Coach of the Year in 2011 who led the Niners to the NFC Championship a year later, said he's "disappointed" in their decision to skip camp, calling it very unlike "the 49er way."
“I’m disappointed in that decision for them not to be here. 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.”
For skipping the camp, the players put themselves at jeopardy of being fined approximately $70,000, per rules of the new CBA.
Davis and Boone each have two years remaining on their deals. They skipped the first eight weeks of the Niners' voluntary offseason program and Davis didn't collect his $200,000 workout bonus while Boone was withheld his $50,000 bonus. MORE NFL COVERAGE: Offseason Report Cards | NFL Power Rankings | 2015 NFL Mock Draft