VIDEO: Former 49ers Lineman is in Incredible Shape for Hopeful NFL Comeback

Jason Schandl
Alex Boone looks to be in tremendous shape as he attempts to return to the NFL
Alex Boone looks to be in tremendous shape as he attempts to return to the NFL / Twitter: @RapSheet
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Offensive lineman Alex Boone started 86 games across eight NFL seasons before retiring following the 2017 NFL season. Still just 33 years old, Boone has apparently decided that retirement was premature, and he's looking to make an NFL comeback.

Based on this latest workout video, he is in more than good enough shape to make that return a reality.

In recent years we've become accustomed to seeing top offensive tackle prospects carry 300-plus pounds on their frame while still looking athletic. It's even more impressive to see that from a 33-year-old who used to play on the inside at the guard position.

Boone became a full-time starter for the San Francisco 49ers in 2012, and he started 59 games for the team through 2015 before finishing his career with the Minnesota Vikings (14 starts in 2016) and Arizona Cardinals (13 starts in 2017).

His performance definitely dropped off some in 2017, having received an overall grade of just 55.9 from ProFootballFocus, but his grade of 67.1 the previous year showed he still had some real potential.

Offensive linemen often continue playing at a high level into their mid or late 30's, so it's certainly not too late for Boone to prove he's still a deserving NFL starter. He's clearly taking his return seriously, and having taken a couple of years off could even prove to be a good thing in giving him some time to recover from any old lingering injuries.


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