49ERS OL ALEX BOONE REWORKS CONTRACT, ENDS HOLDOUT
The San Francisco 49ers are getting back an important piece of their offense, as starting guard Alex Boone will report to the team by Monday after reworking the remaining two years of his contract, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.
According to Schefter, the team won’t be allowed to put the franchise tag on Boone when it expires.
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 the last two years of his contract. Now his combined salary will be bumped up to $6 million and he has new incentives that could increase that two-year total to a maximum of $8 million.
The 27-year-old Boone has started 38 straight games. He gives up a sack every 148 pass plays and 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.
So on a day that the Niners’ received terrible news regarding their defense – after finding out the defensive lineman Ray McDonald was arrested for domestic violence and will most likely be suspended for six games due to the NFL’s new domestic violence rules – Boone’s return is great news. (Photo: USA TODAY Sports)
Yes!!! Best news I’ve heard all day.