MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Vikings have released left guard Alex Boone after one season, completing a substantial makeover of their offensive line after a struggle last year.
Boone was among 34 players the Vikings cut Saturday to comply with the 53-man regular season roster limit. Boone signed a four-year contract worth as much as $26.8 million as a free agent from San Francisco in 2016. He'll count $3.4 million against Minnesota's salary cap.
The Vikings will now have only one returning starter from last season's front five: Joe Berger has moved from center to right guard. Also released were guards Willie Beavers and T.J. Clemmings, fourth-round draft picks in 2016 and 2015, respectively.
Quarterbacks Taylor Heinicke and Mitch Leidner were also released.