The San Francisco 49ers were facing two potential hold outs from training camp with right guard Alex Boone and tight end Vernon Davis. On Wednesday, Davis showed up to training camp looking to avoid the fines he would incur for for being absent.
Boone on the other hand is not showing up.
Don't hold your breath waiting for video of Niners G Alex Boone reporting for duty today. Not gonna happen. Interesting standoff continues.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) July 23, 2014
Boone, who is 27-years-old, has two years left on his contract, with base salaries of $2 million in 2014 and $1.2 million in 2015. Boone thinks he deserves more than that but the 49ers as an organization have a policy about ripping up deals to craft new ones.
Boone’s pay ranks 38th in the league and he is certainly deserving of a raise, maybe more so than Davis giving him more leverage. By holding out, the 49ers can fine him $30,000 a day for every day he misses. Some teams do waive those fines when a deal is reached and a hold out ends.
Still it puts the 49ers in a tough spot, do they discuss a new deal and cave or do they stay adamant about their no re-negotiating rule?