The 49ers have received inquiries from teams regarding the availability of holdout guard Alex Boone but are not interested in dealing him, a source told Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com. Another source said the 49ers have told teams that they would be willing to part with Boone for a first- or second-round draft pick, which is unreasonably high for an offensive guard.
Boone, who is under contract for two more seasons, has skipped the first four weeks of training camp and is subject to fines of $30K daily. The 49ers tried to bring him back with a contract offer earlier this week but he turned it down. The value of the deal is quite uncertain. Some reports indicate that it would have made him one of the top 12 highest-paid guards in the league, but Bill Williamson of ESPN.com reported that it wouldn’t have even put him in the top-25. Reportedly, if the team offers Boone a deal that pays him $15MM over the next three years, he’d likely sign it.
Boone, the Niners’ starting right guard in each of the last two seasons, is in line for a $2MM base salary this season and just $1.2MM in 2015, but is now subject to about $900K in fines. While San Francisco’s offensive line could certainly use Boone, the team has other players that they can turn to and other extensions they may have to prioritize over him.