Jul
1

Boone does some heavy lifting

The San Francisco 49ers’ Alex Boone gives fans a glimpse into his unusual offseason regimen, which involved an airplane and a Hummer.

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Jul
0

Boone gives glimpse of busy offseason

49ers.com offers an inside look at the life off the field of offensive lineman Alex Boone, who goes into the great outdoors in Montana, hits a golf driving range and does interviews with some of his San Francisco teammates.

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Jul
15

Boone keeping busy before camp

Alex Boone has provided some insight with a diary on his preparations for 49ers training camp, which opens later this month:

I am having a great time since I arrived in Cleveland on June 21.

I work out every day with LeCharles Bentley at his O-line academy in Avon. LeCharles helps me to keep focused on the skills of an o-lineman. We work on a different body part every day — arms, shoulders, legs, abs — and we do footwork and drills. He likes to make us do crazy stuff like turning truck tires and pushing him in his truck up hills. He’s crazy, but it’s a great workout and you get to know muscles you didn’t know you had.

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Jun
0

Boone participates in plane pull

More than 400 people participated in the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport’s first-ever plane pull on Sunday, including San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Alex Boone, who served as anchor of the Cleveland police team.

The plane pull event, which raised $17,323 for the Special Olympics Ohio, featured 22 teams competing to pull a Continental Airlines Boeing 737 12 feet in the quickest time. More …

Jun
0

49ers’ Boone fighting demons of his past

The San Francisco 49ers’ Alex Boone has such a compelling back-story that it is easy to focus only on his past when the real story is his present and his future. Today, Boone is the guy everyone wants to see succeed. About a year-and-a-half ago, he was a guy a lot of people wouldn’t want to be around. More …

Jun
0

Following five players fighting for their NFL lives

Follow five players — the Chargers’ Gary Banks, the Titans’ LeGarrette Blount, the 49ers’ Alex Boone, the Seahawks’ Ricky Foley and the Buccaneers’ Cody Grimm — through the offseason as they try to make the final 53-man roster on an NFL team. More …

Jun
0

Training camp a crucible for roster hopefuls

The tail end of the 80-man training camp roster is not a comfortable place. The ladder that must be climbed to make the final 53-man team is often greased like a carnival pig, with little to hold on to but hope. But for athletes with NFL dreams, even a little bit of hope is better than nothing.

As all 32 NFL teams brace themselves for the start of training camps next month, roughly a third of the 2,560 players that report won’t make the cut come September. The reality is that after the core group of returning veterans and an incoming rookie class of draft picks, there might be five open spots per team — maybe.

Each season there are players who unexpectedly emerge, challenging others who fail to develop and those who get outplayed. For the second straight season, NFL.com will track five of these players, whose tenuous positions with their respective teams have them living On The Fringe.

— Steve Wyche

Jun
0

Boone gets in shape

Alex Boone works out at the 49ers' training facility. (Ben Liebenberg / NFL.com)

The San Francisco Chronicle‘s Kevin Lynch reported from the 49ers’ OTAs (Organized Team Activities) that Alex Boone was among the most impressive physical makeovers in the team’s locker room.

    Tackle Alex Boone wins the prize for the greatest body makeover this past off-season. Boone is now a svelte 320 instead of a sloppy 320.

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