Vernon Davis strongly hinted that he'll report to 49ers training camp in 26 days without a new contract.

Davis, appearing at an Atlanta-area youth camp, noted that "at least I tried and I put my foot down" in what's been an offseason holdout.

"It's not the end of the world if I don't get it," Davis told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about a contract extension. "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."

Instead of attending the 49ers' offseason program that concluded last week, Davis has been on a cross-country tour related to his off-field business interests.

Thursday he was in Atlanta for a camp hosted by his agent Todd France of 5 Star Athlete Management. Davis' contract runs through 2015, and he's set to make base salaries of $4.7 million and $4.35 million.

Veterans must report to 49ers training camp July 23 at the team's Santa Clara headquarters.

Davis' interview with the AJC's D. Orlando Ledbetter also touched on the Seattle Seahawks, Colin Kaepernick's maturity and Jimmy Graham's contract dispute. Here is their Q and A:

Q: How difficult has it been dealing with your contract situation?


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A: It hasn't been difficult at all. There are no worries. There is nothing that I can stress about. It's obvious that we want a new contract. I want a new contract. 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.

Q: Where do you stand on the Jimmy Graham/Wide receiver designation issue?

A: 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.

Q: Who do you see, along with the 49ers and Seattle, as contenders in the NFC?

A: Seattle has been a good team for a few years now. They have a lot of talent. They are loaded with talent. Especially with (quarterback) Russell Wilson, he's extremely good. He does everything well. Green Bay is a good team and of course you have our team, the 49ers. It's all about the talent on the team, the coaching staff and the chemistry that the team can build.

Q: How has Colin Kaepernick developed as a quarterback?

A: He's come a long way. He's mature. He's a leader and he's getting better and better. He's such an athletic specimen, that it's unreal. He's a great guy and great player.

Q: Explain how fans can buy stock in you?

A: I was approached by a company in San Francisco called Fantex. I did my due diligence on it. I tried to outweigh the pros and cons. Then I just made a business decision.