49ers G Alex Boone signs new two-year deal, will report to team
49ers guard Alex Boone has a new deal, and as such, he's ready to play football again. But he will still be a free agent after 2015.
An important piece of the 49ers offense, guard Alex Boone, has been holding out from the team during training camp as he tried to renegotiate his contract. Looks like Boone's patience has paid off, as he will report to the 49ers by Monday after reworking the remaining two years of his contract, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora confirms.
Boone will still be a free agent after the 2015 season, with provisions prohibiting him being transitioned or franchised.
He will make about $6 million over the next two seasons.
Boone -- who ranked 39th out of 81 guards last season according to the Pro Football Focus metrics but who ranked third in 2012 -- was scheduled to make $3.7 million during those two years.
Also, according to Bleacher Report, all of the fines Boone collected for holding out have been rescinded.
Vernon Davis, with two years left, is stonewalled. Alex Boone, with two years left, is rewarded after holdout. Youth is served.— Andrew Brandt (@adbrandt) August 31, 2014
Either way, it seems only fair that Boone got a raise. As CBSSports.com's Pat Kirwan wrote in May:
"Boone has started 38 straight games and the 49ers have gone 27-10-1 with him on the field. Boone gives up a sack every 148 pass plays and he is called for a penalty only once in every 239 plays. Since he joined the starting lineup the offense averages 4.87 yards rushing per play. Boone has also been a Pro Bowl alternate both years. ... Boone has two years left on his deal and has little leverage, but now that I see his position market I understand his frustration. The 49ers know what kind of player he is but they have salary cap issues right now."
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