Vikings release offensive guard Charlie Johnson

The Minnesota Vikings have released offensive guard Charlie Johnson, the team announced on Friday.
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The Minnesota Vikings have released offensive guard Charlie Johnson, the team announced on Friday.

Johnson has started 61 games over the past four seasons, including at left guard in 2014. He first signed with the team in August 2011 and re-signed on a reported two-year, $5 million deal in March 2014.

Johnson, 30, spent the first five seasons of his career with the Indianapolis Colts. The move will save the Vikings $2.5 million in salary cap space. Johnson is now eligible to sign with any team as an unrestricted free agent.

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