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Weekend Open Thread, March 3rd and 4th, 2018, the Combine Edition

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Good Morning this weekend!
I hope everyone is having a great weekend wherever you are, I’m replacing fencing this weekend and hiding from a potential paint project, because. The combine is going on, I’ll try and update a couple of times throughout the weekend. What’s going on the grill for dinner Saturday? Venison! We can talk football, the combine, draft or whatever as long as it falls within the rules. Also, I found three studies regarding pectoral tears and conservative v surgical repair, two of which I posted in the daily thread comments section on Friday. I’ll post all three and a review sometime Saturday morning for your perusal.

Around the DN since our last daily thread:
Chris brings us the news that the Vikings want to bring Tom Johnson back with a reduced role, Dalvin Cook could be ready to go for OTA’s, and the Vikings won’t offer a RFA tender to Jeremiah Sirles, but will probably looking to bring him back.

Saxyprince posted Climbing the Pocket: Episode 70 Combine Collision Course, give it a listen.

Vikings news from other sources:
Wobby talked to Adam Schefter about worst and best case scenarios for the Vikings regarding the QB situation.
From the lunch break series, the Vikings are among the teams facing “tough decisions” as free agency nears.
The also have combine workout warriors for the running backs and the offensive line
and highlights of interviews with the offensive lineman.

From SB Nation:
Retired offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz talks about the most important part of the combine has nothing to do with the workouts, and posits what do the combine drills actually tell us?

DE Robert Quinn was traded from the Rams to the Dolphins for a mid round pick.
According to QB Lamar Jackson, no NFL teams have asked him to play wide receiver.
Winners and losers from the first day of the combine.

Media selection: J. Geils Band, “Love Stinks.”

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 sausage and as always, Welcome Aboard and Skol Vikings!