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Wednesday Open Thread, August 8th, 2018

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It’s the fill in guy again!

Divisional Round - New Orleans Saints v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Good Morning!

You get the undrafted free agent, the seventh man or third string keeper for the second consecutive day, let’s get to it! While we’re waiting patiently for the preseason to get started (in three days) we’ll continue with our daily thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Have another cup of coffee and drop by for some fan wisdom and snark. The Vikings first preseason game is this Saturday in Denver, who’s excited for this start of a new Vikings season? Me!

Around the DN since our last thread:

Chris brings us the news that Head Coach Mike Zimmer is not one to hide his feelings and says “that the Vikings did NOT contact FA G Richie Incognito.” I’m sure this will go away soon.

It’s almost game time, is anyone else going to the Vikings-Denver preseason game? Look for daily updates there.

Dan writes that Brandon Zylstra’s long road to the NFL may lead to a spot on the Vikings roster this year.

Chris ponders how many fantasy football leagues are you in and is there such a thing as to many?

Ted reports that Vikings G Nick Easton will seek second opinion for his injuries.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Tuesday.

DE Danielle Hunter addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Monday.

From their lunch break series, the Vikings offensive triplet of Cousins, Cook and Diggs gets a Top 10 ranking.

An early look at the Vikings v Broncos this Saturday.

At 1500espn they have seven things we’ve learned about the Vikings in the first seven days of camp.

League news:

At NFL.com analyst Steve Smith Sr opens up about his battle with depression.

The Steelers expect WR Antonio Brown to return to practice after the Steelers preseason opener, (he’s out with an undisclosed injury).

Cleveland rookie WR Antonio Callaway was cited for marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license.

In the “can’t catch a break” category, Chargers DE Joey Bosa exited practice with an apparent left foot injury.

We come to today’s media selection: Pink Floyd-Comfortably Numb

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!