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Arizona Cardinals sign Alex Boone to a one-year contract

Boone could start right away with Mike Iupati recovering from a triceps injury

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The Arizona Cardinals have signed Offensive Guard Alex Boone to a one-year contract

Last season, Boone (6-8 310) signed a 4 year $26.8 million contract with the Minnesota Vikings. Entering the second year of his contract, Boone was approached by the Vikings, hoping that he would accept a pay cut. Keep in mind that he lost the starting left guard job to Nick Easton. He was unwilling to take a paycut, which resulted to his release.

The Arizona Cardinals were in serious need of depth, as Iupati continues to recover from his triceps injury. The poor play by the offensive line unit as a whole during the preseason also played a role in the pickup. Cole Toner and Dorian Johnson, Cardinals ‘17 fourth round pick, were released but the team retained inexperienced Daniel Munyer.

The team needed more experienced offensive linemen and that’s exactly what they got.

To further accentuate his versatility...

Boone certainly has the size to be an offensive tackle and has the strength to dominate in the interior. He can play either guard positions but also has some offensive tackle experience in his resume.

For those wondering if Alex Boone will be the starter, here’s your answer

If Evan Boehm struggles, don’t be surprised if Bruce Arians replaces him with Boone. The Cardinals are looking to make a championship run and by improving the protection of Carson Palmer, they have an even greater chance.