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Tuesday Open Thread: February 16, 2016

Pull up a stool & grab a cold one. Today's open thread is up and running.

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Merry Tuesday, DN faithful. We probably don't mention this enough, but thank you to all of you come here and make this place the great place that it is. You're the reason we're the best damn Vikings blog on the internet.

Here's our countdown schedule for the next month of the off-season.

    • February 16, Today!: First day teams are permitted to use the franchise or transition player tags.
    • February 23-29, 7 days away: NFL Scouting combine.
    • March 7, 21 days away: Clubs can contact and negotiate with agents of players who will become UFAs.
    • March 9, 23 days away: The 2016 league year and free agency period begins at 4 p.m. ET.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris wonders if the Vikings could draft a QB in 2016.

The NFL salary cap is fixin' to take a big jump.

Mark posted the Mock Draft 2.15.16.

Vikings news from other sources:


Lindsey Young wonders if the rushing record is still within reach for Adrian Peterson?

In their 'Sounds of the Game' segment, VET features the 2015 Vikings victories.

Wobby posted the Monday Morning Mailbag, where he looks at where the Vikings could look to improve on defense.

Around the rest of the NFL:

From the mothership, they look at who the experts think each team will pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Peyton Manning's alleged incident is among the cases cited in a lawsuit against the University of Tennessee.

Wow, there's really not much news out there. It's that time of year.

With that, we come to today's media selection. Sad Dog Diary, from the creator of Sad Cat Diary.

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

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