Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Boone does not intend to report for the three-day session.
Sure, it’ll cost nearly $70,000 if Boone doesn’t show up at any point during the minicamp. But Boone is serious about getting a new deal, and the only leverage he can muster comes from withholding services.
Boone is due to earn a paltry base salary of $2 million, along with a roster bonus of $200,000. He already has forfeited a $50,000 workout bonus by staying away from the offseason program.
Undrafted out of Ohio State, Boone has started every game in 2012 and 2013 — 19 total regular-season and postseason games per year. He is signed through 2015; his salary drops to $1.2 million in the final season of the contract.