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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: April 4th, 2019

Thorsday Open Thread

NFL: Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Good Morning!

It’s the start of my work week, so links etc. behind paywalls will start to get limited which is a good thing because there isn’t much going on with the Vikings right now. Let’s 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 coffee.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris has your Minnesota Vikings Free Agency Tracker.

Vikings news from other sources:

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

Wobby opens his pick-6 mailbag featuring Maurice Jones-Drew on finding a complement for Dalvin Cook in the draft, Kubiak’s influence and more.

From their lunch break series: PFF highlights NFL units that need to be addressed via the draft.

Mock Madness 6.0: Draft prediction for the Vikings as the calendar flips to April.

Prospect Profile: Kentucky edge rusher Josh Allen.

At Matthew Coller says the Vikings appear to be looking closely at the top tight ends in the draft.

League news:

From Matthew Stafford’s wife, Kelly, to undergo brain surgery.
(good luck to her)

Mike McCarthy: Firing couldn’t have been handled worse.

Jordy Nelson: Would be hard to say no if A-a-ron called.

2016 NFL Draft do-over: Dak Prescott goes No. 15 to the Browns.

ESPN lists the cap space for all 32 teams.

ESPN has an NFL-wide free agency tracker.

We come to today’s media selection: Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues

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 annoy your waiter, try the fish tacos and as always, Welcome Aboard!