With Adam Snyder gone, 49ers look to Alex Boone at RG

Offensive line coach Mike Solari gave Boone the news on the first day of the team's offseason program.

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"At first I was not for it in my own mind," Boone said. "Now I love it. Anything that can help the team get better I'm all for."

The 49ers' right guard last season was Adam Snyder, but he signed a free-agent contract with the Arizona Cardinals.

Boone, 25, will compete for a starting job with second-year players Daniel Kilgore and Mike Person, and 2012 fourth-round draft pick Joe Looney. He has been a backup tackle for two seasons and has never played guard at any level, but he says he's embracing the challenge.

"It's a full-day street fight," Boone said. "There's somebody that's going to be in your face and you've got to love it. I'm excited about it."

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