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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: March 16th and 17th, 2019

Weekend Open Thread

NFL: Combine Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Good Morning!

Hope your weekend is off to a great start, I usually include league new in the comments section in the morning, however I’ll be traveling to Georgia, doing some work and then returning most of Saturday. I’ll drop league news in the comments when I have time, however feel free to update the comments section with signings of other teams etc. as the new comes available. Meanwhile we’ll catch up on our NFC North opponents this weekend and then carry on with our news and links 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 coffee.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Report: Vikings make contract offer to Nick Easton from Chris.

Report: Vikings interested in OT Ryan Schraeder also from Chris.

Chris has your Minnesota Vikings Free Agency Tracker.

Vikings news from other sources:

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

Anthony Barr, Shamar Stephen could play multiple roles for Vikings defense in 2019.

Lunch break: Barr’s return keeps Vikings defense intact.

Barr describes emotional few days, decision to return to the Vikings.

Prospect profile: Wisconsin G Beau Benzschawel.

Get an inside look at DT Shamar Stephen’s first visit to the TCO Performance Center on Wednesday, as he returned to the Vikings after a one-year hiatus as a Seahawk.

From Matthew Coller has 10 remaining free agents who could be bargains for the Vikings.

NFC North Roundup:

At Pride of Detroit 2019 Detroit Lions free agency news and rumor tracker.

NFL free agency rumors: Detroit Lions hosting WR Tommylee Lewis, RB Malcolm Brown.

Lions free agent profile: Grading the Jesse James signing.

At Windy City Gridiron Bears sign Marvin Hall, shore up depth and special teams.

Bears 2019 free agency tracker (3/14): News, signings, cuts, and more.

Bears sign Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

Over at Acme Packing Company Packers Free Agency Rumor Tracker: News from the early 2019 FA period.

Packers CB Tony Brown was actually part of this year’s exclusive-rights free agent class.

How a few minor factors will have a major impact on Aaron Rodgers’ future.

Ed Oliver becomes intriguing Packers target after adding free agent pass rush and offensive line help.

League news:

Consistent with the weekend news and links I’ll post league news in the comments.

We come to today’s media selection: Linkin Park - Lying From You

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 waiter, try not to annoy him and and as always, Welcome Aboard!


Trae Waynes, what should the Vikings do regarding a trade?

This poll is closed

  • 28%
    no trade, sign him to a long term deal.
    (137 votes)
  • 56%
    trade him along with a 7th round pick for a 2nd round pick.
    (273 votes)
  • 7%
    trade him for a third round pick.
    (37 votes)
  • 7%
    something else, put your answer in the comments.
    (36 votes)
483 votes total Vote Now