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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: March 9th and 10th, 2019

Weekend Open Thread

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Good Morning!

Sorry about the mix up yesterday, I knew I was going to have a late night at work followed by an early return for training and asked someone else who will remain nameless (Gone Fishin) to post the Friday thread for me. Thank you to everyone who started the thread off as a Fanpost, I apologize again as I didn’t see any of the Fanposts when I woke up or I would have moved one of them to the front page. 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 a Bone Valley Brown Ale.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Check out your AAF Week 5 Schedule and Discussion posted by Chris.

Jonah ponders the Kirk Cousins decision, a year later.

MarkSP18 has your Vikings off season plan - pre free agency.

For you baseball aficionados join the Twinkie Town FanPulse!
(still waiting for the soccer Fan Pulse SB Nation)

Vikings news from other sources:

From the Vikings combine review/free agency preview with Paul Allen, Ben Lever and others.

Vikings QB Kirk Cousins cold-calls KFAN: ‘I’m Ready to Get This Bad Taste Out of My Mouth’

Lunch break: Cousins included twice in ‘best QB duels’ of 2018.

Prospect profile: Alabama S Deionte Thompson.

From Matthew Coller at is Nick Easton the best free agent option for Vikings?

Also from Matthew playing the choose-your-own-adventure game with Vikings free agency.

NFC North Roundup:

At Pride of Detroit they have a Detroit Lions approval poll: General manager Bob Quinn (March 2019).

T.J. Lang’s farewell message to Lions fans: ‘Stay with them’ classy, good luck to him.

Lions notes: Matt Patricia ranked 3rd-worst among returning NFL coaches.

2019 Detroit Lions free agency preview: wide receivers.

At Windy City Gridiron NFL Free Agency 2019: experts predict Adrian Amos leaving the Chicago Bears.

Report: Multiple teams approached Bears about trading for Jordan Howard at NFL Scouting Combine.

2019 Chicago Bears mock free agency and mock draft.

Predicting the logical and the surprise for each of the Packers’ top selections post-Combine.

Does Dee Ford or Justin Houston better fit the Packers?

League news:

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

We come to today’s media selection: Middle Class Rut - New Low

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 country scramble and as always, Welcome Aboard!


Which of the following players would you like to see leave the Vikings the least during free agency?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    Anthony Barr
    (63 votes)
  • 30%
    Sheldon Richardson
    (118 votes)
  • 10%
    Everson Griffen
    (40 votes)
  • 2%
    Dan Bailey
    (9 votes)
  • 3%
    George Iloka
    (12 votes)
  • 2%
    Andrew Sendejo
    (11 votes)
  • 16%
    Kyle Rudolph
    (66 votes)
  • 7%
    Nick Easton
    (29 votes)
  • 9%
    Latavius Murray
    (36 votes)
  • 1%
    someone else, put your answer in the comments
    (7 votes)
391 votes total Vote Now