Merry Tuesday, DN faithful! We're another day into the long NFL off-season. At least we have baseball.
Here's a schedule for the next month or so of the NFL off-season.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Chris is diligently maintaining the Vikings 2016 Free Agency Tracker.
Chris checked the Vikings' depth chart on the defensive side of the ball.
Wludford put up some Good Draft Picks for the Vikings.
Vikings news from other sources:
The Vikings will have plenty of competition on the offensive line, per Vikings.com.
Eric Smith posted a roundup of day one of the owners' meetings.
Vikings announced new bars (WOO HOO!) and group spaces (whatever that is) to U.S. Bank Stadium.
Vikings defensive line coach Andre Patterson said Montana prospect, Tyrone Holmes, reminds him of Everson Griffen, per NFL.com.
News from around the rest of the league:
NFL.com reported that Robert Kraft sent a letter to Goodell about the draft pick they lost over the deflated balls "investigation". An NFL source said there is zero chance the Patriots will get the pick back.
From CBS Sports, Nate Burleson thinks Calvin Johnson should take a year off, un-retire, then sign with the Patriots so he can get a ring.One flaw with that plan, Calvin would have to sign with the Vikings in order to win a ring. I guess no one told Nate, he should read the DN, I guess.
The Twins offense struggled, picking up just 6 hits and no runs, and they fell to the Pirates, 2-0. See five, that's what happens when you take Mauer out of the lineup.
With that, we come to today's media selection. Hey, I like Blues Traveler, so here they are with Hook.