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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: March 23rd and 24th, 2019

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Weekend Open Thread

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Good Morning!

Hope your weekend is off to a great start, I’m working this weekend and usually post league news in the comments section early in the morning however these will be delayed until I wake up and drink half a pot of coffee. Feel free to post signings and league news as it comes available. Meanwhile we’ll catch up on our NFC North opponents 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 Hot Blooded Foreign Stout.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris has your Minnesota Vikings Free Agency Tracker.

Vikings news from other sources:

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

Vikings kicker Dan Bailey looking forward to a full offseason with the Vikings.

Lunch break: How Josh Kline could fit into the Vikings offensive line.

Prospect Profile: Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins. (no he can’t play gourd).

From Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com Josh Kline is the ‘scheme fit’ linemen the Vikings were looking for.

Also from Matthew, Are the Vikings set at running back?

NFC North Roundup:

At Pride of Detroit the Lions sign cornerback Rashaan Melvin.

The Eagles tried to change the Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Day tradition.

The Lions re-sign OT Andrew Donnal.

At Windy City Gridiron the Bears lose another free agent offensive lineman in Bryan Witzmann to the Browns.

Bears mailbag: Free agency, draft strategy, Jordan Howard’s future and a potential top free agent addition still to come?

Bears 2019 free agency tracker (3/22): News, signings, cuts, and more.

Over at Acme Packing Company Packers officially have $14 million in salary cap space, with $4.7M needed for draft class.

The Steelers plan to release former Packers safety Morgan Burnett.

Packers’ contract with Geronimo Allison will pay him $2.8 million in 2019.

Free agency shored up holes in Packers’ roster, but Draft will answer long-term questions.

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 - Numb

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!

Poll

With the 18th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft the Vikings.....

This poll is closed

  • 24%
    ideally trade back to the late 1st round and pick up another draft pick.
    (129 votes)
  • 39%
    don’t mess around and take the best interior offensive lineman available.
    (210 votes)
  • 6%
    move up to pick the best interior offensive lineman available. (no more than 4 spots)
    (35 votes)
  • 2%
    draft the best defensive lineman available
    (11 votes)
  • 2%
    draft a playmaker, be it a TE, WR or QB.
    (11 votes)
  • 23%
    stay put at #18, take BPA and attempt to move up in later rounds for a targeted player.
    (121 votes)
  • 1%
    something else, put your answer in the comments.
    (9 votes)
526 votes total Vote Now