Broncos Sign former Vikings Running Back Mike Boone

Mike Boone celebrates after scoring a touchdown for Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

The Broncos opened the new league year by adding running back Mike Boone who spent the first 3 seasons of his NFL career in Minnesota as a backup to Dalvin Cook and special teams contributor. The contract is a 2-year deal worth just under $4 Million, $2.6 Million year one, and $1.6 Million guaranteed.

Undrafted out of Cincinnati, the 5-10, 206-pound, Boone played 8 games as a rookie for the Vikings in 2018, and then all 32 the last 2 seasons. He's carried the ball 71 times for 379 yards and 4 touchdowns. He's also caught 7 passes for 28 yards in his career and he's racked up 8 special teams tackles as well.

This move all but cements Phillip Lindsay's departure. Lindsay has an original round free agent contract tender placed on him, which means a team can make him an offer, and if the Broncos don't match, which they won't he'll sign with that team and the new team won't owe the Broncos any compensation in return.

New Broncos General Manager George Paton, who was the Assistant GM with the Vikings, obviously has familiarity with Boone having been a part of the front office that signed him following the 2018 draft in Minnesota.

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