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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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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

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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

ProFootballTalk reports 49ers RG Alex Boone does not intend to report for mandatory minicamp.

Boone will forfeit nearly $70,000 if he does not attend. Boone is unhappy with a contract that is set to pay him "only" $2.2 million in salary and bonuses this season and $1.65 million next season. Boone has started 38 straight games and been an integral part of the 49ers' back-to-back playoff runs, but with several players up for extensions in the near future, Boone may be barking at the wind.
Jun 12 - 11:27 PM

49ers RG Alex Boone is unhappy with his current contract and is skipping OTAs.

Entering season four of a five-year, $7.45 million deal, Boone is owed $2 million base salary this season. He's started all 32 games the past two seasons and was PFF's No. 2 right guard in 2012 before falling off as a pass blocker in 2013. The 6-foot-8, 300-pound mountain works best when he can get out in space as a run blocker. With LG Mike Iupati, Colin Kaepernick, and Michael Crabtree entering contract years, the 49ers are going to find it quite difficult to pay all their stars. Boone is unlikely to see an extension right now.
May 27 - 3:52 PM

49ers OC Greg Roman suggested RG Alex Boone is coming off his best game of the season in Week 14 versus the Rams.

"When he gets out in space, he can get rolling, a bit like an 18-wheeler going down a hill," Roman said. Undrafted out of Ohio State in 2009, Boone has solidified the one vacancy on the 49ers' front line after converting from tackle. Pro Football Focus has rated Boone as a top-five guard for the majority of the season.
Source: 49ers.com
Thu, Dec 6, 2012 06:02:00 PM

Alex Boone will enter training camp as the heavy favorite for the 49ers' starting right guard job.

Beat writer Matt Maiocco questions whether there will even be a competition. The Niners let Chilo Rachal and Adam Snyder walk without a fight in free agency, and Boone is well out in front of Daniel Kilgore and fourth-rounder Joe Looney. From left to right, the 49ers' starting front five projects to be LT Joe Staley, LG Mike Iupati, C Jonathan Goodwin, RG Boone, and RT Anthony Davis.
Fri, Jul 6, 2012 02:01:00 PM

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