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OWINGS MILLS, Maryland – Guard Alex Boone’s absence might be felt even more after 49ers veteran backup Adam Snyder was injured early in Sunday’s practice.
Snyder sustained an apparent left knee injury during an 11-on-11 drill. He remained on the ground for several minutes before limping off the practice field for further observation. Snyder was wearing braces on both knees.
“Too early to tell,” 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman said. “It looks like he got tangled in a pile.”
The 49ers do not have much depth on the offensive line, as Boone remains a no-show from training camp due to contract dispute. Also, right tackle Anthony Davis has been out undergoing offseason surgery on his shoulder. Snyder has the ability to play all spots on the offensive line. He was at left guard at the time of the injury.
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The 49ers do not want to set a precedent of negotiating with a player until he reports to camp. And Boone has been unwavering in his stance that he will not report to camp without a new contract. Boone’s annual salary places him No. 43 overall among NFL guards. Multiple teams are prepared to approach the 49ers about a potential trade, a source told CSNBayArea.com on Saturday.
In other injury news, wide receiver Quinton Patton left practice after 7-on-7 drills with head trainer Jeff Ferguson and team doctor Tim McAdams. There was no word from the 49ers on the specifics of his condition.
Rookie linebacker Shayne Skov sustained an apparent left ankle sprain. Skov returned to the field a short time later but did not return to practice. He was jogging on a side field while Ferguson and McAdams watched.
The most severe injury of the practice was likely sustained by Ravens defensive lineman Kapron Lewis-Moore, who was in extreme pain and was carted off the field with a likely season-ending Achilles injury. Both teams kneeled on the ground while Lewis-Moore received medical attention.