Vernon Davis signs 5-year extension

Updated: September 11, 2010, 10:21 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- For months, Vernon Davis insisted he wasn't concerned about a contract extension -- saying it would all take care of itself in time. Even after 49ers defensive star Patrick Willis received a hefty new deal in May.

"I didn't let it bother me," Davis said. "I prayed about it. My grandmother prayed about it."

That patience paid off. Now, Davis is the highest-paid tight end in NFL history.

The 26-year-old Davis signed a five-year extension with San ...

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