After missing most of training camp and voluntary workouts, the the player known as “Rhino” has decided to rejoin the team. Yes, I’m talking about six-year veteran G Alex Boone. The formed undrafted rookie free-agent out of “Thee Ohio State University” will now be back in action within the next 24 hours as the two parties are hammering out a new contract.
According to ESPN’s Adam Shefter, Boone will will land a new two-year deal to replace his old contract, with an increase in salary and incentives if he reaches the Pro Bowl, according to sources. Boone, who was scheduled to earn around $4 million over the next two seasons will now be making much more than that with the reworked deal although the terms have not yet been disclosed. In addition, with the new deal Boone can’t be “franchised” due to the CBA rules. Boone has racked up $1.2 million in fines due to his absence, so the new deal should be welcomed with open arms.
Since 2012, Boone has started every game and has been a mainstay and integral part of one of the best offensive lines in the NFL.