Normally in the words up here that no one reads I throw something together about my job; I’m starting my seven on again so words and links will get shortened depending on what time I get home and how exhausted I am. However today will be a little different. As some of you might realize I have an affinity for fringe players, the underdog guys who either were UDFA’s or late round picks that play special teams in addition to being a backup for their offensive or defensive position. Thus today’s picture and media selection of Kyle Sloter. I think this is the year he either gets the backup job or gets cut so he can compete with another team. Time to carry on with our news and links open thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and have another mock draft.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Minnesota Vikings Free Agency Report: Josh Kline to sign with Vikings from Ted.
(yes he can play gourd)
Report: Vikings interested in Sean Mannion as backup quarterback via Chris.
(see my thoughts above on this)
Norse Code Podcast Episode 272: Arrivals and Departures; hosted by Arif and James.
Chris has your Minnesota Vikings Free Agency Tracker.
Vikings news from other sources:
Former Vikings player and coach Pete Bercich heads into the film room to look at some of the draft’s top offensive linemen.
Prospect profile: Washington CB Byron Murphy.
Mock Madness 5.0: Vikings 1st-round options after start of free agency.
Lunch break: ESPN predicts Vikings make a move in free agency’s next wave.
Courtney Cronin at the ESPN NFC North blog writes why staying in Minnesota could prolong Everson Griffen’s career.
Vontaze Burfict brushes aside past with Antonio Brown.
ESPN lists the cap space for all 32 teams.
ESPN has an NFL-wide free agency tracker.
We come to today’s media selection: Kyle Sloter full Vikings preseason highlights.
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