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Alex Boone | Guard

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/4/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 300
College: Ohio State
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49ers RG Alex Boone will be active for Sunday's opener at Dallas.
Particularly with San Francisco shorthanded at right tackle -- Anthony Davis is out with a hamstring injury -- we suspect Boone will start despite missing almost all of training camp on a contract holdout. The Niners will start Jon Martin at right tackle against Dallas' league-worst defensive line. Sep 5 - 3:55 PM

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49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said it's uncertain whether RG Alex Boone will play in Sunday's opener against the Cowboys.

Boone reported to the 49ers this week after holding out the entire preseason. He's been able to stay in shape despite not practicing and should start in Week 1. Boone can make a max of $8 million over the next two years.
Sep 3 - 3:43 PM

49ers RG Alex Boone expects to start Sunday's opener against the Cowboys.

Boone reported only two days after holding out for the entirety of training camp and the preseason, but stayed in shape. Perhaps he'll check out for a breather or two, but Boone won't be eased in. Boone graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 39 overall guard a season ago.
Sep 2 - 5:39 PM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, 49ers RG Alex Boone is expected to report within the next 24 hours with a reworked two-year deal.

Boone's months-long holdout is finally over and he's emerged with a victory. His total compensation increases from $3.7 million over the next two years to a max of $8 million, he got all fines and bonus forfeitures stemming from the holdout waived and he will be an unrestricted free agent in 2016. The 49ers will not be able to use the franchise tag on him. It's clear the 49ers, perhaps scared by a shaky preseason, caved off their stance of not negotiating with holdouts.
Aug 31 - 12:19 PM

The San Jose Mercury News reports there's been "no movement" in contract talks between the 49ers and holdout RG Alex Boone.

Boone's leverage has been on the rise as the 49ers' offense misfires in the preseason, but the team apparently isn't ready to cave. If they aren't caving after Sunday's shaky display, they almost certainly won't before Week 1. Boone can keep biding his time, but he's not the only one prepared to play hardball.
Aug 25 - 3:16 PM

CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reports the 49ers are "not interested" in trading holdout RG Alex Boone.

Per Maiocco, interested teams have inquired about Boone. The 49ers are holding firm. Either they're willing to cave in to Boone's demands soon, or they're simply willing to continue to not pay Boone as he sits at home. Boone doesn't count against the 90-man roster and won't for as long as he holds out. San Francisco will continue to trot out Joe Looney at right guard in the meantime.
Aug 20 - 5:58 PM

CBS' Jason La Canfora reports there's been "no progress" in contract talks between the 49ers and holdout RG Alex Boone.

There were conflicting reports Monday about whether Boone had turned down an offer that would put him amongst the league's 12 highest-paid guards. Per La Canfora, "more teams" have been expressing trade interest in the disgruntled interior lineman. It doesn't look like he's going to blink before Week 1, putting the onus squarely on the 49ers.
Aug 18 - 5:41 PM

NFL.com's Gil Brandt reports holdout 49ers RG Alex Boone turned down an offer that would have made him one of the 12 highest-paid guards in the league.

There's been near radio silence on the Boone-holdout front, but it's an indication the 49ers are willing to cave. Boone appears in it to win it, and perhaps willing to miss regular-season games. Third-year pro Joe Looney is the 49ers' fallback plan. The 2012 fourth-rounder has just four career appearances to his name.
Aug 18 - 3:12 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Bucs are interesting in trading for 49ers holdout RG Alex Boone.

Rapoport says the Bucs' preference is to "build from within," but there is "real interest" in Boone at the "right price." That price would probably be a mid-round pick. The Bucs are in win-now mode and need to protect 35-year-old statue Josh McCown. After a disastrous preseason opener from the interior of Tampa's line, GM Jason Licht needs to explore every avenue possible. Boone is a dominant blocker and would instantly fortify the Bucs' front five.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 11 - 10:44 PM

CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco confirms "multiple teams" are interested in trading for 49ers holdout RG Alex Boone.

It's been speculated that the Buccaneers are among them. Maiocco reports Boone still "does not plan on reporting to the 49ers without a new contract." The 27-year-old Ohio State alum is owed just $2 million in base salary this season.
Aug 10 - 4:06 PM

ESPN 49ers reporter Bill Williamson reports the feeling around the league is "multiple teams" are interested in trading for holdout RG Alex Boone.

Williamson is unsure if the 49ers are willing to deal Boone, saying the team is more interested in good 2014 guard play than a draft pick. Boone is unlikely to back down, though, and there have been no visible signs the sides are anywhere close to a deal. At some point San Francisco may decide to simply cut its losses. Joe Looney has been filling in at right guard in Boone's absence.
Aug 9 - 1:53 PM

The Sacramento Bee reports the 49ers recently reached out to holdout RG Alex Boone, but Boone "remains resolute in his stance."

The 49ers have about $10 million in cap space, while Boone is the 43rd-highest paid guard in the league and wants to be paid like a starter. Joe Looney has been filling in at right guard during Boone's absence. He's reportedly looked pretty good. It's unclear if the 49ers plan to buckle and work out a new deal with Boone. But he's apparently ready to stay home until then.
Jul 30 - 11:35 AM

49ers RG Alex Boone will not report to training camp, as expected.

He won't cave like Vernon Davis. As the 38th-highest paid guard in the league, Boone has a far better case for a raise, and appears set to dig in for a long holdout. It's a sticky situation for the 49ers, who have been adamant they won't tear up existing deals for players with multiple years left on their contract, like Boone and Davis. Boone is a lynchpin on their dominant offensive line.
Jul 23 - 12:33 PM

CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco said there is "no way" 49ers RG Alex Boone reports to training camp on time without a new contract.

This echoes a previous story by ESPN's Bill Williamson. A holdout would put the 49ers in a difficult position. On one hand, the team has been adamant it will not tear up existing deals and give out raises. If they acquiesce to Boone, the 49ers would have to deal with others like Vernon Davis who are also after new contracts. On the other hand, Boone is a lynchpin of a dominant line, and San Francisco lacks alternatives capable of matching his play. When principles confront reality, reality usually wins out, and the reality is the 49ers need Boone to keep their offense ticking.
Jul 12 - 10:38 AM

ESPN 49ers reporter Bill Williamson does not expect RG Alex Boone to report for training camp without a new contract.

In other words, Williamson senses Boone isn't running a bluff by skipping mandatory minicamp. He's currently the 38th-highest paid guard in football and is coming off a dominant campaign that saw Boone grade out third in PFF's rankings. The 49ers have been "steadfast in their stance" that they won't tear up existing deals and give out raises -- especially with two years left on the contract, as in Boone's case. But they may have to eventually relent here.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 18 - 9:01 AM

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