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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: March 7th, 2019

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Thorsday Open Thread

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

Good Morning!

I start my seven days on service today, Gone Fishin is going to help me out and take tomorrow’s thread, the weekend thread will post as usual. If you’re in the part of the country getting hit with winter storms stay safe and be warm. We’re slowly reaching the start of the new league year with free agency pending right around the corner followed by the draft. 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 cup of Abuelita.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Report: Roc Thomas charged with felony drug possession via Chris.

Report: Everson Griffen and Kyle Rudolph not interested in restructuring contracts from Ted.

From Wludford, the Vikings have extended FB CJ Ham and Punter Matt Wile, (and I can use these Wile E Coyote gifs for another year).

Arif and James host Norse Code Podcast Episode 271: Combines and Cheap Ham.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com Wobby opens his pick-6 mailbag to address reader questions surrounding the draft, replacing Latavius Murray and more.

ESPN’s Todd McShay explains the Vikings 1st-round pick in his latest mock draft.

Lunch break: NFL.com creates creates ‘Combine Team’ of top prospects.

Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com ponders that replacing Anthony Barr may prove difficult for Vikings.

Also from Matthew, Mike Zimmer has always bounced back.

League news:

From NFL.com Steelers WR Antonio Brown could be traded soon.

Browns release veteran linebacker Jamie Collins.

2019 NFL free agency: biggest needs for each NFC team.
(Offensive line, linebacker, slot receiver for the Vikings)

Eric Weddle has ‘no hard feelings’ after Ravens release.

Bruce Arians to add full-time coaching job for women.

We come to today’s media selection: The Band - The Weight
(by request of Supavike1)

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 waitress, try the popcorn and beef jerky and as always, Welcome Aboard!