The San Francisco 49ers and Alex Boone seem to be getting no closer to a deal that would end the guard's training camp holdout. Recent reports indicated the team had offered Boone a contract that would make him one of the "top 12" paid guards in the league, only to have Boone reject the offer. Shortly thereafter, other reports denied the rejection, but wherever the 49ers and Boone are in their negotiations, Boone still is not in camp, and the team is halfway through their preseason schedule.

A situation like that invites plenty of rumors and speculation, especially for teams that are in need of guard help heading into the regular season, including the Miami Dolphins. According to various reports, there are several teams that could be interested in Boone. Could the Dolphins be one of those teams?

On the surface, the move could make a lot of sense. Miami needs to shore up bad guard play from Saturday night's preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a game in which All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy on several occassions ran through second-year guard Dallas Thomas like he was not even on the field. Adding Bonoe could immediately shore up the inside potion of the offensive line, adding what may be the missing piece for the Miami offense.