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Wednesday Open Thread: November 16, 2016

Hump Daaaaayyyyyyyyy!

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Happy Wednesday, everyone! Halfway through this week, awaiting our matchup against the Cardinals. We need a good win to wash away the stench of this losing streak.

Well, we actually have some news to share from yesterday, as the Vikings cut kicker Blair Walsh and signed Kai Forbath. Walsh has had a bit of a microscope on him since the miss in the playoffs last year, and it seemed to really be getting to him. He did not look like he enjoyed being out there anymore, and maybe this will be what he needs to move forward. Who knows?

Their accuracy on field goals are similar, but Forbath has been much better on PATs, missing only one last year. I'd also say that Forbath was very solid for the Redskins from 2011-2014. He had a down year in 2015, playing in one game for Washington and 10 for the Saints. I hope he can find his 2011-14 self and do well here, and I also wish all the best to Blair Walsh.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

The Vikings released kicker Blair Walsh, per Eric.

Chris told us that the Vikings are to sign Kai Forbath to replace Walsh.

Vikings news from other sources:

From ESPN, the Vikings are to sign offensive tackle Rashod Hill.

Also at ESPN, Mackey and Judd say it's time for the Vikings to abandon the run.


Eric Smith has 10 Vikings-Cardinals numbers of note.

Terence Newman has been nominated for the NFL Sportsmanship Award.

Mackensie Alexander looks to learn from Sunday's game.

Wobby opens the pick 6 mailbag.

Around the NFL:

From, the Seahawks have waived running back Christine Michael. Thomas Rawls is ready to return from injury.

Tony Romo issued a statement yesterday, he emotionally signaled that his time in Dallas may be coming to an end, per So, where do the Cowboys go from here? They have so much tied into guaranteed money from all the restructures, their options are difficult.

We come to today's media selection. Hey, we haven't played Jimmy in a while.

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:

-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-Keep the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags, if you must)
-Speaking of which, if discussing a newer show or movie, please use spoiler tags 
-No pictures that could potentially get someone fired or in serious trouble at their place of employment
-If you can't disagree in a civil manner, feel free to go away
-While navigating the open thread, just assume it's sarcasm
-This isn't a male version of The View, so leave the gender hatred at the door

With that, the beer light is down and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. Don't forget to tip your waitress, & try the menudo.