Thus, teams are calling to ask about his availability.
But according to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the 49ers are not interested in trading Boone.
One source suggested that they only way they’d do it is if someone offered a first- or second-round pick, a high price considering the new contract that would have to accompany it.
And that’s almost a de facto “no sale” sign, unless some team is truly desperate.
Boone has two years left on his current deal, and is scheduled to make $2 million this season. He’s held out of the first four weeks of training camp, which led to fines of $30,000, which means he will shortly chew up about half that amount.
The 49ers have been talking up backup Joe Looney, and by putting out word that they don’t want to deal Boone, perhaps they might make a move to keep him.