SANTA CLARA -- Not surprisingly, Colin Kaepernick was among those 49ers excited to see Vernon Davis report to training camp Wednesday and halt a contract holdout.

"Vernon's not the type of person that's going to walk out on his team like that," Kaepernick said.

While Davis returned after boycotting offseason activities and June's minicamp, right guard Alex Boone continued his drive for a contract extension, which Kaepernick measured in a more neutral fashion.

"Love to have him here, but I'm not going to speak on another man's business," Kaepernick said of Boone. "That's his personal decision."

Davis was not among the five players made available to the media during the hour-long, noon-time session, at which time he did comment through Twitter.

"Get ready for a new season and a new superhero. I am #CaptainTorpedo," Davis tweeted with a photo of a "Captain Torpedo" logo without further elaboration.

Davis still may want his contract extended beyond 2015 and with a greater salary, but the 49ers' traditionally won't negotiate if players don't report. If Davis puts his head down in torpedo-like fashion and has to play as contracted, he'll make $4.7 million in base salary in 2014.

Running back Frank Gore, one of Davis' closest teammates, said: "I'm happy he's here. That's the big thing."

Davis is coming off his second Pro Bowl season. He caught 13 of the 49ers' 21 regular-season touchdown receptions, and he had touchdown grabs in each of their two playoff wins.


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"Vernon's still the best at his position and plays at a high level," Gore added. "He's 30 but he still runs like he's 23, 24."

"He's done a lot for this organization and he's made a lot of great plays for us," Kaepernick said.

Kaepernick doesn't expect "too much of a fall off" for Davis because he missed offseason work.

But the arrival of the 49ers' starting tight end -- and arguably best deep threat -- allowed for the Day 1 optimism that should accompany any Super Bowl contender.

Thursday's opening practice of training camp should mark the first time Kaepernick has a full complement of weapons at wideout. That includes Stevie Johnson, who said he passed Wednesday's conditioning test after missing offseason practices with a hamstring strain.

Kaepernick confirmed that the 49ers have stream-lined their playbook, though he wouldn't share details.

Kaepernick also kept a tight lip when it came to Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, who has verbally prodded Kaepernick and Michael Crabtree ever since prevailing in the NFC Championship game. Sherman's latest verbal dagger came at ESPN's awards show, and it drew an intense stare from Kaepernick in the audience.

Kaepernick declined to fire back at Sherman, stating that's not how the 49ers handle their business. "We get to see him twice this year," Kaepernick said.

Those dates: Thanksgiving night at Levi's Stadium and Dec. 14 at Seattle.

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