It appears a member of the 49ers’ starting offensive line is in the market for a new contract.
Guard Alex Boone was not at the start of the team’s organized team activities on Tuesday and Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that he may miss the rest of them as well. Per Barrows, Boone is unhappy with his contract and would like to sign a new one with the team.
Boone signed a four-year deal at the tail end of the 2011 season and is scheduled to make $2 million in base salary this season and $1.2 million in 2014. Boone has started every game at right guard for the 49ers the last two seasons and has performed well, but an extension may not be in the cards.
Left guard Mike Iupati, wide receiver Michael Crabtree and quarterback Colin Kaepernick are entering the final years of their deals and the 49ers took a pair of interior offensive linemen in the third round to increase their depth and options now and in the future.
OTAs are voluntary and the next mandatory work for the 49ers comes during their minicamp in mid-June, making that the next milestone in wherever things head with Boone from here.