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Vikings Free Agency: Clint Boling Re-Signing With Bengals

A guy thought to be high on the Vikings free agent wish list looks to be returning to Cincy

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LG Clint Boling, considered by most to be the second best left guard available in free agency, is close to re-signing with the Cincinnati Bengals.

It looks like Boling, who said Mike Zimmer was a big reason he was interested in Minnesota, will not be coming to the Vikings after all. Geoff Hobson of just tweeted this out moments ago:

Vikings beat reporter Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press does a little bit more speculating/deducing, based on earlier moves made by the team today:

There's still plenty of free agency left to go, but it looks like their top choice at left guard looks to be off the table. If anything changes, we'll let you know.

9:07 PM CT UPDATE: Done deal. He stays with the Bengals: