The veteran proved to not be the upgrade for a woeful offensive line in Minnesota. Bill Streicher-USA Today Sports Images

In a stunning bit of news Saturday, the Minnesota Vikings have reportedly cut starting guard Alex Boone.

Boone has started 73 games the past five years with the San Francisco 49ers and Vikings. He was a highly prized free agent acquisition by Minnesota last spring, signing a four-year deal worth $26.8 million.

He was very much a disappointment last year, as was Minnesota’s offensive line as a whole. The Vikings are obviously ready to simply move on from their mistake.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.



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