Overshadowed by RB Frank Gore in the 49ers' Week Seven win over Seattle was the overpowering job the team's O-line did up the middle.
Tuesday's “Key Matchup” focuses on the Niners' interior O-line vs. the Lions DTs in this Sunday’s game in San Francisco.
The way we hear it, the Niners' starting job at right guard is Alex Boone's to lose.
The likelihood of James Casey starting at fullback for Houston may prove to be a mistake, according to PFW's Whispers.
While deemed worthy of a recent contract extension through 2015, OL Alex Boone is not considered a core player. "But he's a definite keeper," one team insider said.
The 49ers announced they signed reserve OT Alex Boone to a four-year extension on Thursday. Boone has played in 12 games this season.
Although most pundits expect the Giants to draft a middle linebacker with their first-round pick, the whispers we're hearing indicate that an offensive player, such as TE Jermaine Gresham, wouldn't be a shocking choice.