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Monday Open Thread: April 17, 2017

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One more day, if you haven’t gotten going on your taxes, you may want to start

Anthony Carter

Happy Monday, everyone!

It’s the start of another beautiful spring weekend here, I hope you all had a great Easter & were able to enjoy family time & great food. I wound up working most of Saturday & never did make anything on the smoker, I’ll have to make up for it next weekend & even more so on draft weekend. Man, the draft is less than two weeks away, I think we might actually make it.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

The Vikings fared well in the 2015 NFL re-draft.

Chris reset the Vikings depth chart, and focuses on the tight end position.

Brian Robison is likely to retire at the end of his current contract.

Chris looks at potential tight end options for the Vikings.

Chris posted his Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft, V3.0.

Chris also wants to know who your ‘draft crush’ is.

Vikings news from other sources:

From the Strib, volunteers are still needed for the 2018 Super Bowl at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Thanks to just_rob for the heads up on this, Rod Carew underwent heart and kidney transplants in December, and received the organs from a former Ravens tight end, from ESPN. This is a pretty neat story.

From Vikings.com:

Eric Smith has a prospect profile on Stanford DE Solomon Thomas.

Charley Casserly explains why DT is the Vikings’ top draft need.

Around the rest of the league:

From NFL.com, Pierre Garcon said that all players loved former Redskins GM Scot McCloughan.

The Bills are hesitant to exercise Sammy Watkins’ 2018 option, per NFL.com.

ESPN takes a look back at the poor 2007 QB draft class.

We come to today’s media selection.

Remember Crank Yankers? Some of these are pretty hilarious.

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:

-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-This isn't a male version of The View, so leave the gender hatred at the door
-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 get someone fired or in serious trouble with their employer
-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 tiger meat.