Dec 29, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco 49ers guard Alex Boone (75) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Buccaneers Rumors: Tampa Bay tried acquiring Alex Boone

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers acquired Logan Mankins from the New England Patriots this week and effectively ended their hunt for a new offensive lineman to fill out the roster.

But while Mankins was acquired, the team had their fingers in a few different pies as everyone from Richie Incognito to Alex Boone were rumored to be options. Boone was indeed an option for the Buccaneers, despite conflicting reports that the team wasn’t interested, and he was looking like a very real possibility to fill the hole that Mankis did.

According to CSN Bay Area, the Buccaneers indeed asked the San Francisco 49ers about Alex Boone and called with a potential offer to acquire him.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, one of the teams that called the 49ers about the possibility of acquiring holdout Alex Boone, have filled their need on the offensive line.

Multiple teams have approached the 49ers to gauge interest in a possible trade for Boone. The 49ers are asking teams for a first- or second-round draft pick, according to a source. In other words, the 49ers are not interested in trading him.

Of course, the addition of Mankins means that trading for Boone is out of the question, but the Buccaneers were indeed interested in him at more than one point this month and it’s interesting to see how close they came to acquiring him instead.

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