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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: March 15th, 2019

Weekend Eve Open Thread

Chicago Bears v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

Good Morning!

Free agency continues for the league, the Vikings made two recent moves with the re-signing of LB Anthony Barr and the contract extension for Everson Griffen. More moves are pending per Vikings GM Rick Spielman, (see press conference below) so we’ll see how this free agency period plays out for the Vikings. Don’t you like a little spring cleaning, taking the trash out? So do I. 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 Angry Chair - Special Socks. If you find this beer buy it immediately, it was produced once.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris has your Minnesota Vikings Free Agency Tracker.

Reports: Everson Griffen restructuring his contract to remain with the Vikings, brought to you by Eric.

Keep Dat - Week 1 by SaxyPrince.

Vikings news from other sources:

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

LB Anthony Barr addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Thursday.

Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media prior to Anthony Barr and Shamar Stephen’s press conferences on Thursday.

Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman addressed the media after Anthony Barr and Shamar Stephen’s press conferences on Thursday.

League news:

Giants agree to terms with receiver Golden Tate.

Vikings LB Anthony Barr: signing with Jets like marrying ‘wrong woman
(I’m sure no one here will have anything to say about this)

Bears signing Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to one-year deal.

Jordy Nelson cut after one season with the Raiders.

ESPN lists the cap space for all 32 teams.

ESPN has an NFL-wide free agency tracker.

We come to today’s media selection:
George Thorogood And The Destroyers - Bad To The Bone

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 annoy your waiter, try the fondue and as always, Welcome Aboard!