Alex Boone won’t be part of the Vikings offensive line in 2017.
According to multiple reports, the Vikings have cut Boone as they set their initial 53-man roster. Boone signed a four-year, $26.8 million contract with the Vikings last year and was set to make $6.6 million this season. Those reports also indicate Boone was asked to take a pay cut, but refused.
The Vikings guaranteed $3.4 million of that salary, so it’s fair to say the signing was a costly mistake for Minnesota.
Boone started 14 games for the Vikings last season and was part of an offensive line that put up a poor performance across the board. That led the team to add new starters at both tackle spots and now they’ll have a new left guard as well.