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Friday Open Thread: May 5, 2017

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Woo-hoo, it’s Friday!

Brad Johnson

Happy happy Friday, everyone!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

The Vikings released three players, per Chris.

Wludford introduced us to Bucky Hodges, TE/WR/Playmaker.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Sid Hartman at the Strib, Datone Jones says the Vikings defense fits him better.

From Vikings.com, the rookies arrived in Minnesota for rookie mini-camp, Wobby has 3 reasons Dalvin Cook can make an immediate impact, Eric Smith has 5 things to know about Ifeadi Odenigbo, Lindsey Young said 2 of 5 NFL executives predict Dalvin Cook as the 2017 offensive rookie of the year and 3 Vikings are in the top 50 for NFL merchandise sales, and finally, Craig Peters has 5 things to know about Elijah Lee.

Around the rest of the NFL:

The Jets cut safety Marcus Gilchrist, per NFL.com.

From the Sporting News, Michael Oher is accused of assaulting an Uber driver. I guess no one was protecting the drivers’ blind side, huh?

We come to today’s media selection.

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
-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.