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Alex Boone | Guard

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/4/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 300
College: Ohio State
Contract: view contract details

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The 49ers have moved Alex Boone from right guard to left guard.
He'll be counted on to replace Mike Iupati, who signed a monster deal with Arizona in free agency. The 49ers' left side is set, with Joe Staley at left tackle and Boone at left guard. Center, right guard, and right tackle are all question marks as the 49ers deal with the losses of Iupati and Anthony Davis. Jul 31 - 3:21 PM

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49ers RG Alex Boone has reported to minicamp.

Perennially displeased with his contract, Boone sat out voluntary OTAs but will be in attendance for mandatory work. Following the "temporary" retirement of RT Anthony Davis, Boone is a candidate to move to right tackle this season. He was a tackle at Ohio State, and Boone should be well aware that tackles tend to command more money in the NFL. Boone is in a contract year.
Jun 8 - 3:50 PM

49ers RG Alex Boone plans to attend the team's mandatory minicamp.

Boone skipped the voluntary workouts at the end of April, but he will not repeat the extended holdout that earned him a raise last summer. Boone will likely play out the final year of his deal before walking in free agency next offseason.
May 9 - 12:45 PM

CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reports 49ers RG Alex Boone would be open to a trade out of San Francisco.

Boone has no plans to show up for any voluntary workouts in hopes of a new contract, as he's currently scheduled to earn $3.4 million in the final year of his deal. He'd welcome a trade in the event he gets a long-term contract. If the 49ers don't trade Boone, he reportedly plans to attend training camp.
Apr 30 - 11:24 AM

49ers RG Alex Boone was a no-show for voluntary workouts this week.

Here we go again. Boone held out for the entire offseason program last year before reporting to the team just ahead of Week 1. He earned a pay raise out of the stunt and this time around appears to be looking for a brand new contract in the final year of his deal. PFF's No. 17 guard last season, Boone turns 28 next week.
Apr 29 - 5:43 PM

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.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 03:55:00 PM

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.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 03:43:00 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.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 05:39:00 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.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 12:19:00 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.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 03:16:00 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.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 05:58:00 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.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 05:41:00 PM'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.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 03:12:00 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.
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 10:44:00 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.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 04:06:00 PM

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RB1Carlos Hyde
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3Kendall Gaskins
4Travaris Cadet
GLB1Carlos Hyde
2Shaun Draughn
3RB1Carlos Hyde
2Shaun Draughn
FB1Bruce Miller
WR11Anquan Boldin
2Bruce Ellington
3DeAndrew White
4DeAndre Smelter
WR21Torrey Smith
2Quinton Patton
3Jerome Simpson
WR31Quinton Patton
TE1Garrett Celek
2Vance McDonald
3Blake Bell
LT1Joe Staley
LG1Alex Boone
2Ian Silberman
C1Marcus Martin
RG1Jordan Devey
2Brandon Thomas
RT1Erik Pears
2Trent Brown
K1Phil Dawson