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Tuesday Open Thread: March 8, 2016

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We're deeper into the FA legal tampering period, get all the latest here!

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Merry Tuesday, DN faithful. Thanks to J-Dog for posting the 2nd open thread yesterday. There are quite a few new fans who've popped up in the comments, so welcome to all of you, along with our long-time regulars.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Mark posted Mock Draft 3.7.16.

Chris kicked off the legal tampering period.

Chris put together a Minnesota Vikings 2016 Free Agency Tracker.

Coach Zimmer and the Vikings are reportedly (still) interested in George Iloka.

Phil Loadholt agreed to a restructured deal to stay in Minnesota.

Ted told us that the Vikings are 'surging'for Kelechi Osemele. Ted, along with everybody else, isn't sure what surging is, but I assume it means we're very interested.

Vikings news from elsewhere:

Over at Vikings.com, Wobby posted the Monday Morning Mailbag.

The Strib takes a quick look at the Vikings with free agency unofficially underway.

Around the rest of the NFL:

The Eagles continue their fire sale, as they reportedly will trade DeMarco Murray to the Titans, per NFL.com.

NFL.com also reported that the Texans are a legitimate contender for Brock Osweiler. I'd be very shocked if Denver doesn't re-sign him.

Twins news:

The Twins blanked the Orioles, 3-0. May looked rock solid, and Plouffe contributed an RBI double.

With that, we come to today's media selection. I'll post this one again, as it didn't want to work last week when I tried.

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 smoked meatloaf.

**J-Dog here. On the request of numerous people yesterday, I am inserting a Twitter stream to help everyone follow along. Feel free to comment and tell me if I should be removing someone if they aren't focused enough on Vikings content. Thanks guys!**