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Monday Open Thread: July 24, 2017

Training camp week is upon us!

Minnesota Vikings v Jacksonville Jaguars Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Merry Monday, everyone!

We’re finally here, it’s opening week of training camp, and the time of year when we finally get to see real football things happening.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris continues the Minnesota Vikings by the Numbers series, and he has number 48, number 47 (one of my favorites when I was a wee young Vikings fan), and number 46.

Saxyprince looked at the linebacker depth chart.

The Vikings signed DT Jarrod “Chunky” Clements.

Moritz Bohringer was interviewed by a German sports site.

Chris has another Vikings 53 man roster prediction.

As you likely know, training camp opened on Saturday. Chris has a breakdown of how coverage will be handled here at the DN.

Chris has some quotes from some players & coaches on reporting day. Here’s Mike Zimmer, Latavius Murray, Dalvin Cook, and others.

Wludford looks at potential contenders for Mr. Mankato this year.

Vikings news from other sources:

From the Pioneer Press, Coach Zimmer said that Teddy Bridgewater is likely to start the season on the PUP.

At, Wobby opened the Monday Morning Mailbag, Eric Smith has a Vikings roster refresher, here’s an interview with Mike Zimmer and a whole bunch of other videos in the media vault.

News from around the rest of the NFL:

From, Jerry Jones says there is “nothing to” the latest incident involving Zeke Elliot.

We come to our media selection.

Well, we survived the off-season, and training camp is here. As Barry White said, we finally made it.

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.