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Wednesday Open Thread: August 30, 2017

August's end is near. September, and real football are almost upon us.

San Francisco 49ers v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Merry Wednesday, everyone!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Wludford projects the Vikings 53-man roster.

Mike Zimmer says the starters may play in the preseason finale, per Chris. Makes sense, some of the starters are who have looked the most in need of practice time.

Speaking of starters, Mitch Leidner may get the nod to start the final preseason game, from Skelly10.

Vikings news from other sources:

From ESPN, Mike Zimmer said that Teddy Bridgewater is ‘progressing nicely’ with the rehab on his knee. I love hearing good news about this kid, I hope to see him lead the team again soon. Don’t @ me, I like Sam, too.

Over at the Strib, they wonder when Teddy will play for the Vikings again.

In the media vault, Wobby opens the Pick 6 Mailbag, Coach Zimmer addressed the media after practice yesterday, and there’s plenty more to watch.

News from around the rest of the NFL:

With the ink still drying on Stafford’s massive new contract, A-a-ron Rodgers talks about when the time will be right for HIS new contract, from the Sporting News.

We come to our media selection.

How I feel when reading over-the-top overreactions to preseason games.

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 knoephla soup.