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Tuesday Open Thread: August 2, 2016

It's the second day of the first full week of training camp. Come catch up on all the latest Vikings news.

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Merry Tuesday, everyone! Another day gone, another day closer to seeing training camp.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

The Vikings cut Baxter and Whittingham, per Chris.

CCNorseman has some fourth-day kneejerk reactions about training camp.

Skol Girl looked at the likelihood of a punter competition.

Our friends at Bucky's 5th Quarter asked Chris a few questions regarding our new backup QB, Joel Stave.

Ted reported a fight at training camp. Looks like Treadwell and Price got into it a little skirmish.

Vikings news from elsewhere:


Wobby opened the Monday Morning Mailbag.

Teddy Bridgewater said tight ends can be a quarterback's best friend.

Craig Peters shows how Brian Robison is helping groom Danielle Hunter for a bigger role.

Here are 5 things to know about our new T, Sean Hickey, from Lindsey Young.

Here's the transcript from the Coordinators' press conference.

Everson Griffen was mic'd up with a helmet cam.

Harrison Smith thinks Zimmer's safeties 'have a lot of fun'.

Wobby wrapped up Vikings training camp 3.

Around the rest of the NFL:

The Bills signed Reggie Bush to a one-year deal, per

Bleacher Report has some training camp buzz from around the NFL.

Twins update:

The suddenly resurgent Twins (playing a top-notched team like Atlanta must have whipped them into shape) took on the division-leading Indians last night.....and spanked them. Kepler went deep three times and knocked in 6, while Polanco also had a nice night, driving in 3. Twins roll the Indians, 12-5.

We come to today's media selection. Here's another from The Hollows, an acoustic version.

Here's Josh's Twitter stream:

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
-This isn't a male version of The View, so leave the gender hatred at the door

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 pickled hog maw.