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Thursday Open Thread: March 10, 2016

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We're in our first full day of the 2016 league year, keep up with the latest here!

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Happy Thirsty Thorsday, everyone! The first full day of the 2016 NFL league year is upon us. Please try to be friendly to the new folks who come around, we want to be welcoming to everyone.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

We missed out on George Iloka.

But, we filled a bigger need when we signed guard, Alex BooneNiners nation talked about him.

The Vikings were to sign LB Travis Lewis.

Eric told us why we should like Alex Boone, and he's right!

We also brought back guard/tackle Mike Harris.

We were also to sign LB Emmanuel Lamur.

Chris broke the bad news that we won't be bringing back TE Rhett Ellison (maybe).

The Vikings signed safety Michael Griffin. Griffin has been with the Titans since they drafted him in 2007, and can earn up to $3 million this year with incentives, with only $750 K guaranteed.

Ted tells us that the Vikings O-line got better, and we might not be done.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com, there are fewer than 1,000 legacy bricks left. Get yours now if you want to etch your memory in stone in U.S. Bank Stadium.

Here are frequent questions/answers about 2016 NFL free agency from Vikings.com.

Around the rest of the NFL:

CBS Sports has a place were they'll update live with any news regarding free agency.

Some of the more notable transactions:

Brock Osweiler agreed in principle to a monster deal with the Texans, per NFL.com.

NFL.com reported that the Giants signed Olivier Vernon to a massive deal.

Matt Forte is heading to the New York Jets, per NFL.com.

Twins update:

Milone gave up only one hit, but it was a homer. Park, Nunez, and Mauer continued to contribute on offense, but the Twins fell to the Phillies, 4-2 and evened their record at 4 and 4 in early spring training action.

With that, we come to today's media selection. Here's one of the funniest scenes from Cheech and Chong's 'Next Movie'. It's NSFW, so beware, but it's hilarious stuff!

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 beer can chicken.