Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles and 49ers tight end Vernon Davis both ended holdouts before they began early Wednesday afternoon. Charles reportedly signed a two-year, $18.1 million deal with the Chiefs, keeping him in Kansas City through 2017. Davis reported to 49ers training camp, despite being completely unhappy with his current contract.
Fantasy football owners everywhere can rest easy now, as the two biggest players threatening to hold out – will be ready for training camp and NFL preseason games.
College football analyst Charles Davis already has over 52,000 followers on Twitter, @CFD22, so he probably enjoyed hearing “Charles” and “Davis” and “millions of dollars” being talked about all afternoon. I wonder if he’s thinking of holding out on Fox! He’s currently their top college football analyst.
Jamaal Charles and Vernon Davis End Holdout Talk
The Chiefs made Charles the second-highest paid running back in the NFL, just behind Adrian Peterson, one of his Fantasy Football counterparts among the top few picks in all drafts this season. Charles will make $8.3 million in 2014, as he enters the NFL season at 27 years old.
Davis, meanwhile, doesn’t have a shiny new contract, but he will avoid being fined $30,000 a day for each day he holds out of training camp. He actually has two years left on his current contract. He’ll get paid $4.7 million this season and $4.35 million next season. He turned 30 years old in January, and is among the top five tight ends in fantasy.
I wonder if Jimmy Graham thinks of Vernon Davis as a tight end.