Transactions roundup: Vikings to add guard Alex Boone
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The Minnesota Vikings added some help in front of Teddy Bridgewater.
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Former San Francisco 49ers guard Alex Boone has agreed to terms to join Minnesota, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the deal.
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ESPN first reported the news.
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Boone was Around The NFL’s No. 2 guard on the market after Kelechi Osemele Jerseys, who will sign a massive deal with the Oakland Raiders.
The Vikings sorely needed to upgrade their interior blocking. A plus pass blocker, Boone should help keep Bridgewater upright in 2016 after the quarterback was sacked 44 times and pressured on 46.9 percent of drop backs pro football fan gear in 2015. Boone allowed five quarterback hits on 463 pass blocking snaps last season, per Pro Football Focus.
Here are some other transactions that happened on Wednesday:
1. The Chargers re-signed tight end Antonio Gates to a two-year contract with $12 million. San Diego also added receiver Travis Benjamin.
2. Former Rams safety Rodney McLeod agreed to a five-year, $37 million deal with the Eagles that includes $17 million in guarantees, a source informed of the contract told Rapoport.
3. Fullback Mike Tolbert Jerseys signed a two-year deal to stay with the Panthers.
5. The 49ers re-signed defensive lineman Ian Williams to a five-year contract.
6. QB Colt McCoy is staying in Washington on a three-year pact.
7. Corner Janoris Jenkins is heading to the New York Giants. Jenkins agreed to a five-year deal.
8. Linebacker Rolando McClain agreed to stay in Dallas on a one-year deal.
9. The Bengals re-signed safety George Iloka Jerseys to a five-year, $30 million deal.
10. Tight end Ladarius Green will visit the Steelers on Thursday, per NFL Media’s Albert Breer. There is strong interest on both sides.