The San Francisco 49ers got some good news today regarding their offensive line. Offensive guard alex boone is ending his holdout and will rejoin the team before Week 1 of the NFL regular season begins.
49ers holdout G Alex Boone is expected to report to San Francisco in next 24 hours with a reworked 2-year contract, per league sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 31, 2014
One add on to Alex Boone's deal: 49ers can't tag him after when his contract is up in two years.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 31, 2014
The 49ers have been one of the best teams in the NFL since 2011. Much of that has been due to having one of the best offensive lines in football, and guard Alex Boone has been a big part of it. His 30.1 grade from Pro Football Focus was third-best of 80 qualified guards in 2012.
However, Boone grew tired of playing for the bargain of a deal he signed in 2011, and it appears he's finally getting a deal that will pay him like one of the NFL's best guard.
Per league source, Alex Boone's salary increases from $3.7 million over two years to $6 million over two. He'll be free agent in 2016.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 31, 2014
One of the top players to be waived during final cuts was St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam. It seemed like a team would have taken a shot on him, but no one did, and now he's bound for someone's practice squad.
Michael Sam has not been told of any teams that claimed him on waivers. Appears he went unclaimed. Now free to sign with a practice squad.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 31, 2014
With the 249th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Rams selected Sam out of Missouri, where he was the SEC defensive player of the year in 2013. He terrorized defenses this past year, racking up an SEC leading 19 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks.