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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: March 14th, 2019

Thorsday Open Thread

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Good Morning!

Free agency is in full swing for the league, most of the moves the Vikings have made so far are not a surprise considering the cap limitations, what was a surprise was Anthony Barr deciding to return to the Vikings. I’d expect more moves in the next day or two to free up cap room and sign a few veteran players. Time to carry on with our news and links open thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Fire up the mock drafts and drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and have another cup of Kopi Luwak.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris has your Minnesota Vikings Free Agency Tracker.

Minnesota Vikings: Sources say teams are showing interest in CB Trae Waynes ponders Lucas. 1st and a 4th, amirite?

Vikings news from other sources:

At, they’ll keep you up to the minute with their Vikings free agency tracker.

Vikings agree to terms with LB Anthony Barr.

5 things to remember about new (Old) Vikings DT Shamar Stephen.

Lunch break: Daniel Jeremiah’s updated Top 50 reveals biggest post-combine jumpers.

At Matthew Coller says the Patriots’ Dont’a Hightower could be the model for Anthony Barr’s future usage.

Also from Matthew, the pros and cons of a Trae Waynes trade.

League news:

Chiefs release former All-Pro safety Eric Berry.

Dave Gettleman after OBJ trade: ‘We do have a plan

ESPN lists the cap space for all 32 teams.

ESPN has an NFL-wide free agency tracker.

Teddy Bridgewater meets with Dolphins; no deal done.

We come to today’s media selection: Substitute Teacher - Key & Peele

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 chili dog and as always, Welcome Aboard!