49ers Guard Alex Boone and head coach Jim Harbaugh have plenty to celebrate now that they know they will be reunited in 2014.
The 49ers have reportedly reworked the deal of holdout RG Alex Boone, meaning the starting Guard will end his holdout shortly.
Boone had been holding out for the entire training camp after the team refused to give him a contract extension. Boone has started 32 straight games and has played all 48 games for the team since Jim Harbaugh took over in 2011.
Boone’s total pay over the 2014 and 2015 seasons will go from a combined $3.7 million to $6 million. Boone also cannot be franchised when the deal is complete. As part of the deal the 49ers have also waived all fines and bonus forfeitures from Boone’s failure to report to training camp.
The 49ers had reportedly been interested in trading Boone, but their only potential partner, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, essentially slammed the door shut on the idea when they acquired Patriots Guard Logan Mankins.
Boone returns to the team just in time for the start of the regular season – an away game against the Dallas Cowboys.