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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: April 13th and 14th, 2019

Weekend Open Thread

Green Bay Packers v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Good Morning!

Hope your weekend is off to a great start, even though the draft is still two weeks away with the Adam Thielen contract extension we have something new to talk about that is Vikings related. No less importantly the Game of Thrones final season will air Sunday night, if you’ve been watching Game of Thrones and commenting in the Open Threads or the Fanposts I did for season seven you’re in luck, the artistformerlyknownasfil will be posting a Fanpost Monday morning, I’ll get it moved to the front page as soon as I see it. 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:

Lucas reports the Vikings negotiated a contract extension with Adam Thielen.
Did you know Thielen is a Minnesota native who went undrafted and got a $500 scholarship to Mankato State?

From Dan Kadar at SB Nation, 2019 NFL mock draft: Cody Ford can fix the Vikings’ identity crisis.

Also, Dan has the 2019 SB Nation writers mock draft which is continuing.

Norse Code Podcast Episode 273: Impromptu Draft Analysis with Michael Kist.

Greatest Playoff Win of All Time Tournament, Final Four Game 2 and Final Four Game 1, both by Ted.

Vikings news from other sources:

The Vikings agree in principle to a multi-year contract extension with WR Adam Thielen.

Vikings 2019 preseason schedule finalized.

Matthew Coller at ponders questions and takeaways from pre-draft Vikings projections.

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

NFC North Roundup:

At Pride of Detroit Mental health in the NFL, Part 1: Eli’s story; Part 2: Is the league doing enough and Part 3: Eric Hipple’s story and life after football. (If you read this Mike, good luck to you).

Ask POD: NFL Draft preview part one.

2019 Detroit Lions free agency tracker: Latest signings, trades, more.

At Windy City Gridiron Who is the one prospect you don’t want the Bears to draft?

Who is the one player you want the Bears to draft?

Mocking the Mocks: Examining the full 7 round CBS Bears’ mock.

Bears 2019 free agency tracker: News, signings, cuts, and more.

Over at Acme Packing Company With Matt LaFleur’s offense, don’t expect next slot WR to be Randall Cobb clone.

Packers 2019 pre-draft visits: Toledo CB Ka’Dar Hollman to visit Green Bay Monday.

Packers have no shakedown period under Matt LaFleur.

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 | Season 8 | Official Trailer (HBO)

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, Winter is Coming.


How would you like the Vikings to handle Treadwell this year?

This poll is closed

  • 34%
    This is his last year to make a significant contribution, maybe Kubiak can get some value out of him.
    (110 votes)
  • 15%
    Keep him on the roster due to his dead cap hit, give his snaps to the other WR’s to see who’s the real number 3 WR.
    (48 votes)
  • 9%
    Cut him, eat the dead cap, save the roster spot.
    (30 votes)
  • 38%
    Trade him for a 7th, even if it’s a future 7th round pick.
    (121 votes)
  • 1%
    Something else, put your answer in the comments.
    (6 votes)
315 votes total Vote Now