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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: March 30th and 31st, 2019

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Weekend Open Thread

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Good Morning!

Hope your weekend is off to a great start, as this is my weekend off I’ll be hit and miss as we’re trying to catch up on all the Netflix shows we’re watching...and other adult activities including cleaning the house, doing laundry and mowing the lawn. Speaking of cleaning the house, are the Vikings ever going to sign another free agent? Let’s redo a couple of contracts, convert some money to signing bonuses and get some new guys in the locker room. Thank you again to VikingsfaninChennai for the excellent poll ideas for the the weekend thread. 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 try a beer from Remedy Brewing Company.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

From Chris, SB Nation held a re-draft and surprise they picked an offensive lineman, James Daniels.

Ted continues his Greatest Playoff Win of All Time Tournament, Game 7
(chasing HoF’er Joe Montana from the game, clear winner according to me)

Daily Norseman FanPulse: Confidence increases slightly, still not great via Chris.
(If you haven’t already, you can sign up to be part of FanPulse here).

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.

On The Line: Kyle Rudolph on pass interference rule changes, his training regimen, Final Four plans and more.

Expert Takes: Why LB Anthony Barr feels so at home with the Minnesota Vikings.

Vikes Life: Vikings tour Tokyo and Italy, catch tennis star and ‘Disney on Ice’

From Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com Can Xavier Rhodes bounce back?

NFC North Roundup:

At Pride of Detroit they have the 2019 Detroit Lions free agency tracker: Latest signings, trades, more.

Lions notes: Matthew Stafford has helped Detroit scout college, pros.

Lions T.J. Lang officially announces retirement after 10 seasons.

Everyone agrees: The Detroit Lions got better in free agency.

Dueling Mock Drafts: Detroit Lions rebuilding the offense.

At Windy City Gridiron Bears 2019 free agency tracker: News, signings, cuts, and more.

Bears re-sign DeAndre Houston-Carson.

Film Study Part 2: Comparing Clinton-Dix and Amos’ defensive fit.

Have the Bears improved in free agency?

Over at Acme Packing Company Matt LaFleur ready for first team meeting as Packers head coach.

The draft offers depth, but expect the Packers’ biggest improvements at WR to come from within.

Packers fans overwhelmingly say that Brian Gutekunst improved the team in free agency.

Jordy Nelson’s peak years have gone underappreciated.

NFL Draft 2019: Packers pre-draft prospect visits tracker.

League news:

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

We come to today’s media selection: Game of Thrones Dead Characters Medley
(spoilers in here depending on how far you are into Game of Thrones)

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

Given the following prospects are available at pick number 18, what would you chose for the Vikings to do?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    draft a top ten DT who falls
    (42 votes)
  • 32%
    draft a top two OT who could play the interior line position
    (112 votes)
  • 30%
    draft the top OG/C prospect
    (107 votes)
  • 2%
    draft the top TE prospect
    (10 votes)
  • 0%
    draft one of the top LB prospects
    (0 votes)
  • 22%
    trade back into the late first round or early second round for more draft picks
    (79 votes)
350 votes total Vote Now