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By PFW staff

Niners TE Vernon Davis was hoping to become the highest-paid tight end in the league. On Saturday, the All-Pro got his wish.

According to Jason La Canfora of, Davis has signed a five-year contract extension that will pay him $37 million, with $23 million guaranteed. With one year remaining on his rookie contract, Davis will be in San Francisco through at least 2015.

Davis butted heads with head coach Mike Singletary in 2008 but has since matured, becoming a team leader and captain. In 2009 he tied for the league lead in touchdown receptions with 13, tops among tight ends.

The way we see it

After the team extended the contract of MLB Patrick Willis in May, Davis was the next in line of the 49ers' key players to receive a new deal. Still only 26, the tight end is just entering his prime and should be a mainstay in the San Francisco endzone for many years to come.


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