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Monday Open Thread: March 12, 2018

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Another week, another furious few days of rampant speculation

Minnesota Vikings v San Francisco 49ers Photo by George Rose/Getty Images

Merry Monday, everyone!

Finally, Monday has arrived! We get to kick off another fresh work week, and prepare to hear baseless rumors from everyone in the sports media. Keep in mind, NO ONE HAS A CLUE what will happen, other than people who aren’t going to share that info. So, relax, and hope for your favorite scenario to play out, and we’ll see who’s right in a few days. Until then, be cool to one another, and SKOL!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris shared the report that Kirk Cousins won’t be taking any free agency visits. Hey, he’s a free agent, so I guess he’s free to do what he wants.

Chris looks at whether there’s really a chance that Drew Brees could become available.

Like turds in the toilet bowl, the QB rumors continue to swirl, per wludford.

Chris has v2.0 of the Minnesota Vikings mock draft database.

Vikings news from other sources and news from around the league:

Here’s a fresh take from the Strib that may shock you, they say that the Vikings’ number one need is QB. I dunno, I assumed Sloter was going to be able to handle the QB1 and QB2 spots. I mean, they’re never on the field at the same time, why not save that extra roster spot for another punter or long-snapper? But no, they seem to think the Vikings will not only want two separate guys to fill those roles, they also seem to imply that the team will be looking for a different starter altogether. That’s gonna shake up free agency, I don’t think any of the other teams’ GMs, or anyone else on earth, saw this coming. Another QB. Wow, the Vikings haven’t had to look for a QB for a really long time, this should be interesting, if the Strib has this right.

From Vikings.com, Brian Baldinger goes to the film room to show you his top 10 free agents, get a first-hand look inside the TCO Performance Center, check out Rick & Co.’s state of the art draft board, and much more in the media vault.

From NFL.com, Richard Sherman will be staying......in the NFC West, he was signed by the 49ers on a 3-year, $39 million deal.

From CBS Sports, the Browns filled their QB position (again), among other positions, as they went on a bit of a shopping trading spree over the weekend.

The Buccaneers and Mike Evans agreed on a 5-year, $82 million deal to keep Evans in Tampa.

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
-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.