Alex Boone’s recent holdout was well-documented, but an interesting twist in the saga slipped through the cracks.
A source tells Profootballtalk.com that the 49ers guard offered to play the 2014 season for $1. The proposal, which the team declined, was contingent on Boone becoming a free agent in the offseason.
Per the CBA, Boone couldn’t have signed for less than the minimum salary, but he apparently would’ve donated everything but $1 to charity.
In the end, both sides found a more practical solution. Boone agreed to a re-worked two-year deal, which will pay him $6 million over the next two years. He also got all fines stemming from the months-long holdout waived, and will hit unrestricted free agency in 2016.
Boone played sparingly in Week 1, logging just four snaps in San Fran’s win over the Cowboys. He figures to see the field more in Sunday night’s home opener against the Bears.
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