Hump Daaaayyyyyyy! Merry Wednesday, everyone. June is here We continue to trudge through the long, boring NFL off-season. We'll get there eventually.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
The Vikings signed DT Bruce Gaston and placed B.J. Dubose on injured reserve.
Vikings news from other sources:
Lindsey Young has a little piece on the More Than Words campaign that we're a part of.
Eric Smith has 3 observations from the Vikings' 4th OTA practice.
Adam Thielen is relying on patience at Vikings practices.
Here are some highlights from OTA number four.
From the Strib, Brian Robison puts his evolving role in the defense ahead of sack totals.
There's some Vikings speculation in ESPN's 100 NFL predictions. Ben Goessling thinks Treadwell should hit the ground running......I agree. He also thinks Harrison Smith will get paid by the start of the season. Again, I agree.
Around the NFL:
Walter Thurmond has decided to retire from the NFL after playing six seasons, per NFL.com.
Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall have returned to practice for the Jets, per ESPN. Speculation is that they were skipping as a show of solidarity with Ryan Fitzpatrick, who hasn't been re-signed by the team yet.
Tyler Duffey was roughed up a bit, and the Twins fell to the A's, 4-7. Thanks to ChCHOF for the correction, I thought they were off yesterday.
With that, we come to today's media selection. Here's another great game from 2009. This is the week 10 game against the Lions. Man, sometimes I almost forget how much fun it was to watch them play that year.