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Monday Open Thread: March 14, 2016

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Come kick off another week of off-season football here at the open thread.

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Merry Monday, DN faithful! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. I couldn't have asked for a better vacation day on Friday. Got to hang out with my kiddo in the morning, and kayaked the Missouri in the afternoon. W e don't get many 70 degree days in ND in March, so I took advantage.

....and here was my afternoon

here was my afternoon

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Reports say that the Vikings are interested in tight end, James Hanna, per Chris.

In an interview, Chad Greenway told the Pioneer Press that he is open to moving on. I hope that doesn't happen, as Chad is one of my all-time favorite Vikings, hopefully they can get a deal worked out.

Arif posted Norse Code Podcast Episode 123: Do-Re-Mi.

Not that anyone ever doubted it would happen, but Marcus Sherels re-signed with the Vikings.

Chris posted Mock Draft Database 3.0.

One of my camp favorites from last year's training camp, Justin Trattoure-signed with the Vikings.

Chris has kept up the Vikings 2016 Free Agency Tracker.

Chris posted a complete list of Vikings 2016 draft selections.

Chris let us know that a Wallace return is "still on the table".  It'll be interesting to see what his market value is, he hasn't had a 1,000 yard season since 2011.

Vikings news from elsewhere:

Vikings.com gives us 5 things to know about new Vikings LB Travis Lewis.

Teddy Bridgewater and the Vikings went hunting for cancer research.

The Strib says the Vikings are not playing games with their offensive line.

NFL.com reported that Mike Wallace met with the Ravens.

Around the rest of the NFL:

After not being able to match Brock Osweiler's asking price, it appears the Broncos won't meet Ryan Fitzpatrick's asking price, either. Did you know Fitzpatrick went to Harvard?

Former Packers CB, Casey Hayward, has signed with the Chargers, per NFL.com.

ESPN reported that the Steelers' Martavis Bryant is facing a yearlong suspension, the suspension being related to NFL drug testing. Bryant's agent says he is battling depression.

Twins update:

The Twins had a rough day Saturday, as May struggled, as did the offense, and the Twins fell to the Orioles, 8-1. They got some retribution on Sunday, though, with some offensive help from Plouffe, and they spanked the Orioles, 14-5.

With that, we come to today's media selection. All this spring training talk has me excited for baseball, so here's the best sports song ever, in honor of America's game.

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 lutefisk.