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Two Harbaugh-era 49ers angling for NFL returns [reports]

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It’s a weird time, so why not have some weird news. Two former 49ers, both staples of the Jim Harbaugh era and key members of the 2012 Super Bowl team, are reportedly looking to make their returns to the NFL.

The first is guard/tackle Alex Boone, who hasn’t played since 2017 with the Arizona Cardinals. According to Boone himself and Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Boone is working out and putting on weight, and has received NFL interest.

Boone was present for the 49ers’ NFC Championship game at Levi’s Stadium and appeared to be in solid shape, but not exactly with the ideal NFL lineman physique. In other words, he looked great for a normal person, but he might need to pack on a few pounds.

The other former 49er looking for a way back into the league is Aldon Smith, who has a well-documented series of arrests and substance abuse issues. He has had multiple arrests on suspicion of DUI, the most recent of which came in June of 2019.

According to Jim Trotter of NFL Network, Smith is “in the process of applying for reinstatement.”

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