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Sunday Open Thread: September 2nd, 2018

It’s a three day weekend!

NFL: NFC Divisional Playoff-New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Good Morning!

For most of you I assume this is the continuation of a three day weekend, hope you’re having a great start hanging out with your family, friends or doing whatever you do on weekends. Sadly, some of us (probably just me and MT) will be working Monday as our jobs require 24/7 oversight. I was bummed to see some of the players cut yesterday that I wanted the Vikings to retain, hopefully some of them will find their way onto an active roster or with the Vikings on the practice squad. Also, best wished to Brian Robison as he either continues his career elsewhere or retires and of course Terence Newman as a new addition to the coaching staff. Bring on the regular season and the 49’ers! While we’re waiting, we’ll continue with our Sunday 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. With that, let’s do this.

Around the DN since our last thread:

That was a whirlwind of action yesterday, here’s your final Vikings roster (for now) from Chris.

Chris has a refresher on the Practice Squad eligibility, rules and pay for players added to the Practice Squad.

Vikings news from other sources:

From the team announce their initial 53 man roster.

Terence Newman announces his retirement as a player, immediately joins the Vikings coaching staff.

Watch the second episode of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins’ “NFL Life” as he officially signs a fully guaranteed contract with the Vikings.

Daniel House at Vikings Corner has an analysis of the Vikings 53 man roster.

League news:

Consistent with the weekend Sunday thread, I’ll post league news in the comments.

We come to today’s media selection: AC/DC - Back in Black and Thunderstruck

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.


Which of the following players cut by the Vikings do you want to see on the practice squad? (I’ve purposely excluded several obvious choices).

This poll is closed

  • 33%
    C Cornelius Edison
    (111 votes)
  • 30%
    WR Jake Wieneke
    (102 votes)
  • 10%
    LB Antwione Williams
    (35 votes)
  • 16%
    G Colby Gossett
    (55 votes)
  • 1%
    LB Garret Dooley
    (5 votes)
  • 8%
    Someone else not named Odenigbo, Beebe or Robison
    (28 votes)
336 votes total Vote Now