Hump Daaaaaaayyyyyyyy!!!!!! It's the peak of the week, and the new league year begins at 3 p.m. CT. Then the fun REALLY begins. Today is kinda' my Thursday since I'm taking Friday off, so yay for me!
Here's a schedule for the next month or so of the off-season:
'Round here since our last open thread(s):
Audie Cole is back in purple for another season, per Eric.
Here's the free agency tracker that Chris put together.
It looks like Wrestlemania 33 is not coming to Minneapolis.
Ted shared a report that the Vikings are 'in on' safety George Iloka.It appears that the Vikings will release WR Mike Wallace, per Chris.
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com, here are some college highlights featuring WR Laquon Treadwell.
The NFL Network says the Vikings could become the 2016 version of the Panthers (with a better ending, I assume).
Here is NFL.com's top 9 free agents.
The Strib says that Wallace's release gives the Vikings over $30 million to spend on free agents. I guess they forget that we also have to pay our draftees, so I don't think that we can spend the full $30 million on free agents, but considering the source........
Around the NFL:
NFL.com looks at the biggest agreed upon deals as we prepare for the first actual day of free agency.
Here are the latest deals and reports of agreed upon deals from NFL.com:
Janoris Jenkins is to sign with the Giants.
Mario Williams signed a deal with the Dolphins, who are looking to win free agency again, since it worked out so well last year.
Here is NFL.com's 10 best receivers of all time.
Nolasco looked good, but the bullpen didn't, and the Twins fell to the Cardinals, 5-3.
With that, we come to today's media selection. Here's one of my favorite modern musicians, it's Chris Knight singing "Hell Ain't Half Full".