SANTA CLARA – The Niners called today’s practice a Veteran Football School On-field session. Most of the veterans showed up. Frank Gore didn’t, and neither did Mario Manningham or Brandon Jacobs, but that’s OK because VFS is voluntary. But Alex Smith showed up. He stretched with the offensive lineman and chatted with Alex Boone, one […]
Before: Joe Staley, Mike Iupati, Jonathan Goodwin, Adam Snyder, Anthony Davis, Alex Boone, Chilo Rachal, Daniel Kilgore and Mike Person. Grade: C+ Why: LT Joe Staley was a Pro Bowler and LG Mike Iupati was very good, but the mere presence of RG Chilo Rachal in the starting lineup at the beginning of the season […]
SANTA CLARA – Joe Staley made himself available to talk at his locker this afternoon. He spoke to a group of reporters and this is what he said. Q: Where are you in your process of being cleared for Monday night? STALEY: It’s all protocol. You’ve got to go through the steps and I’ve been […]
SANTA CLARA — According to Jason LaCanfora, the 49ers just extended offensive tackle Alex Boone’s contract for four more years. He will earn $450,000 this year, $540,000 next year, $950,000 in 2013 and $1.2 million in 2014. So, Jim Harbaugh’s Niners just set the precedent that they extend contracts mid season. Do you think they’ll […]
SANTA CLARA – Backup tackle Alex Boone spoke this afternoon. Boone is hands-down the most talkative offensive lineman on the team, so we asked him questions on a variety of topics. He starts by discussing his own progress, then he moves on to Justin Smith’s chop-to-bull rush, then Aldon Smith, then last Friday’s game against […]
SANTA CLARA – I participated in a group interview with third-year backup tackle Alex Boone. He starts with praise for Aldon Smith, and then he talks about his own role on the team this year. I included almost the entire 10-minute interview because Boone had some great lines. He’s a funny guy. Enjoy. Q: What’s […]
On the second day, Michael Crabtree rested.