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Weekend Open Thread, March 17th and 18th 2018

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Good Morning! I hope your weekend is going great, late yesterday afternoon it was announced the Vikings had indeed signed QB Kirk Cousins and then DT Sheldon Richardson. Have to say this has been a very successful free agency for the Vikings so far, who’s next to come aboard the longboat? Breaking news, rumor and innuendo will be flying this weekend, as I see new stuff I’ll post it in the comments. Also, a big “thank you” from me to all of you as civility has broken out in the open threads, I appreciate it.

Around the DN since our last thread:
Courtesy of Chris you have your very own Vikings free agency tracker on the front page, I’m leaving this here until the end of free agency.
Ted reports that Latavius Murray has agreed to restructure his contract and will remain with the Vikings this year and Ted muses whether the Vikings are now a destination team in free agency.
Eric bring us the news that Sheldon Richardson signed with the Vikings on a one year deal for 11M, Welcome Aboard!

Vikings news from other sources:
From the Vikings homepage they have the introductory press conference for DT Sheldon Richardson and five things to know about Sheldon Richardson and highlights from his career.
Also from the Vikings homepage Cooper Cousins does the Skol chant.
There’s more there, I’ll post it in comments during the weekend.

NFL news with a Vikings slant:
Broncos’ John Elway on Case Keenum: “We got our guy.”
Former Vikings QB Sam Bradford says his knee isn’t an issue.
NFL.com’s Charlie Casserly predicts former Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater will become the starter for the Jets. Continued success to all three, except when they play the Vikings.

I’m sure there will be more news during the weekend, when I see it I’ll post in the comments.

Music selection: ACDC Back in Black, the album

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 and tie one on. Don’t forget to tip your waitress, try the venison chili and as always, Welcome Aboard and Skol Vikings!