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Wednesday Open Thread: July 19, 2017

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Hump daaaaaayyyyyyyyy!

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Merry Wednesday, everyone!

This will be a bit brief again. I’m in the middle of a two-day conference, so I’ll be scarce again today. If anyone lights the place on fire, feel free to shoot me an email.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

We’re almost to the half-century mark. Chris posted number 51 in Minnesota Vikings by the numbers.

The Vikings will be holding their last training camp in Mankato this year, per Skelly10.

Saxyprince looks at our offensive line depth.

Wludford summarized Spielman’s press conference.

Vikings news from other sources:

The Vikings plan to continue to increase their public outreach activity as they anticipate moving their training camp to Eagan, from MPR.

On lunch break, Eric Smith looks at how Will Sutton could provide a boost to the O line, and Xavier Rhodes’ confidence is soaring heading into the 2017 season. There are also a couple videos, Eric Kendricks can’t wait to play against Adrian Peterson, and here’s Spielman’s camp preview.

The Vikings will be leaving something behind in Mankato, from ESPN.

Around the rest of the NFL:

The Lions’ Armonty Bryant was suspended for 4 games for violating the league’s policy on drugs of abuse, per NFL.com.

ESPN has the NFL’s 25 most out-sized contracts.

We come to our media selection.

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 vulgar language to a minimum, using spoiler tags if you must
-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 head cheese.