The 49ers received some welcomed news Sunday, hours after Ray McDonald was jailed on domestic violence charges, when they agreed with right guard Alex Boone on a new two-year contract to end his holdout.
According to reports, Boone's new deal will pay him $6 million over the next two seasons. It replaces his old deal, which he signed as a backup, that paid him an average of $1.635 million.
As part of the agreement, the 49ers cannot place the franchise tag on Boone once he becomes a free agent after the 2015 season.
Boone reportedly accumulated $1.2 million in fines as a result of holding out during the entire offseason program and training camp, and those fines have been waived by the team.
Joe Looney had been filling in at right guard with the starting offensive line in Boone's absence. Dillon Farrell made the 53-man roster Saturday as a reserve guard. Former All-Pro left guard Mike Iupati is entering a contract year.
Boone will have one week to prepare for the regular season opener in Dallas Sept. 7.
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