Wyche: Free agents by position
The 2012 free-agent class is loaded at some positions (WR, DL) and thin at others (TE, LB). Steve Wyche breaks it down. More ...
"It was a tough decision as we move forward and prepare for the upcoming season and the future of our organization," Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said in a release. "All three individuals have meant a great deal to the Vikings organization both on and off field over the years. We wish all of them the best and thank them for their service to the Minnesota Vikings."
Hutchinson and Herrera formed the interior of the Vikings' offensive line for the past five seasons, as the two started in at least 10 games each of those seasons.
General manager Rick Spielman hinted recently that moves like this were coming.
"Sometimes, when you move on from guys, it has nothing to do with their character and what they brought to the team. Sometimes, you just have to make some tough business decisions," he said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.