Alex Boone has been absent from the San Francisco 49ers since the end of the last season.
He did not attend voluntary workouts, nor the mandatory mini-camp, has held out everyday of training camp, and missed last Thursday’s preseason game, and yet somehow, Boone has dominated the 49er headlines the last couple of days.
As per ESPN:
Multiple teams are preparing to approach the San Francisco 49ers about their interest in trading for holdout guard Alex Boone
Boone is in the final two years of a contract that he signed back in 2011 and is scheduled to be paid around $4 million.
The 2011 deal signed by Boone was done when he was a backup lineman, but in 2012, Adam Snyder, the starting guard at the time, left to play in Arizona, opening the door for Boone, who has played at near pro bowl levels since then.
He was on the team that ended up in Super Bowl 47 and was the starting guard, and even started at tackle during last year’s Conference title run.
Joe Looney, a 2012 4th round pick from Wake Forrest, has taken over at guard for the absent Boone. In the meanwhile, San Francisco moves on to play the Denver Broncos on Aug 17.
Whether Boone will still be a member of the 49ers at that time, remains unknown.