Report: Vikings cut starting OG Alex Boone

By Jesse Reed
Sep 27, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; San Francisco 49ers guard Alex Boone (75) looks on against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

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.