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Alex Boone passes physical, 49ers request roster exemption

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After sitting out the entirety of the preseason in a contract dispute with the team, guard Alex Boone reported for duty with the San Francisco 49ers after receiving a new contract from the team.

According to the Associated Press, Boone passed his physical with the team Monday. The 49ers requested a roster exemption to allow Boone to get up to speed with the team without costing them a capable player in the interim. San Francisco will likely get the exemption from the league. Players coming off suspension get similar roster exemptions as well.

The 49ers will need to make a roster move eventually to add Boone to their 53-man roster before he will be eligible to play.

San Francisco’s first-string offense struggled throughout the preseason, which surely gave Boone some added leverage in negotiations. The 49ers open the season against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

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14 Responses to “Alex Boone passes physical, 49ers request roster exemption”
  1. ninerempire says: Sep 2, 2014 1:17 AM

    The necessary roster move is obvious. Glenn Dorsey will be placed on IR designated to return.

  2. sonoco says: Sep 2, 2014 1:38 AM

    The 49ers roster move will be to put Dorsey on IR-Return.

  3. goldbloodedindfw says: Sep 2, 2014 1:48 AM

    Good to finally have this situation resolved. Now I can only hope he kept himself in shape during his time away.

  4. uncletuna says: Sep 2, 2014 2:00 AM

    Why? They were aware of the holdout, chose not to penalize him (wisely); they should make arrangements immediately to be in compliance as all teams are required; they should not be given an advantage…

  5. bolvi says: Sep 2, 2014 3:51 AM

    The right side out played the left side. How is. Ringing him back to the aside that was playing better gonna help us again?

  6. bucsorbust says: Sep 2, 2014 5:23 AM

    Extension denied! What a goofy request. Because the 49ers are bad business negotiators they expect an exception to the rules that 31 teams who can negotiate their roster have to follow? No way.

  7. floratiotime says: Sep 2, 2014 5:26 AM

    The healing power of money. It’s a miracle.

  8. rayricespimphand says: Sep 2, 2014 5:30 AM

    Not often you see an organization cave like this. Especially a good one the San Fran. Never thought I’d see an offensive guard hold a team hostage and win. Good for Boone though, these team’s are making billions. Get yours while you have a little leverage I guess…

  9. rajbais says: Sep 2, 2014 5:48 AM

    How about cut brandon Lloyd???

    Like he can play??

  10. eagleswin says: Sep 2, 2014 6:24 AM

    The 49ers needed to bolster their offense after half their defense is either suspended or about to get suspended.

  11. watchfullhose says: Sep 2, 2014 8:49 AM

    They shouldn’t be granted the exemption. They were playing hardball with each other. Now they should have to suffer the consequences of THEIR decision.

  12. mulewhipper says: Sep 2, 2014 9:58 AM

    Hardball??? He was still under cntract for two more years…he was the one playing hardball and holding out…not the organizations fault.

  13. 49erstim says: Sep 2, 2014 10:27 AM

    Some fans are so angry and bitter. I sometimes worry about their blood pressure. :-) Get in the game guys. This happens a lot. Move on.

  14. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Sep 2, 2014 11:44 AM

    Good thing the 49ers have a bye at Dallas next week, so Boone won’t be needed.

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