We haven’t seen Alex Boone on the field in a while, but he says he’s looking to play for the first time since 2017. His attempted comeback is not a publicity stunt, NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero (on Twitter) hears, and the veteran already has interest from a “handful” of teams.
Boone, 33 in May, played for the 49ers, Vikings, and Cardinals across eight pro seasons. He entered the league as a UDFA back in 2009 and battled until he found his way to the Niners’ starting lineup in 2012.
Later on, he landed a four-year, $26.2MM free agent deal with the Vikings. Unfortunately, he clashed with Minnesota brass and reportedly had conditioning issues. The Vikings asked him to take a pay cut, Boone said no, and they dropped him after just one year. His last action came in ’17 with the Cardinals, where he started 13 games.
Boone, Pelissero hears, is back up to 285 pounds. That’s important and also impressive – last year, Boone slimmed down in order to compete in an Ironman Triathlon.
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