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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: April 5th, 2019

Weekend Eve Open Thread

San Francisco 49ers v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Good Morning!

It’s the end of the work week for most of you, hope you’re looking forward to a great weekend of fun and family while I’m stuck inside gouging for twelve hours. Again let me apologize for the paywall error the other day, the person responsible has been sacked. 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 Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - Double Barrel Aged.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

From Chris: Adam Schefter says the Vikings to work out AAF QB Brandon Silvers next week.

Carl Eller, Steve Jordan to announce Vikings draft choices via Chris.

Minnesota Vikings Free Agency: Vikings sign OL Dakota Dozier.

Ted’s 2019 NFL Draft: Mock Wars, Tedisode 7.0: The Mock Awakens.
(good to see some of you aren’t taking these to serious)

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.

NFL Network’s Bucky Brooks and Curtis Conway project which players the Minnesota Vikings could target in the 2019 NFL Draft.

5 things to know about Vikings new OL Dakota Dozier.

From their Lunch break series: Kiper, McShay offer the Vikings multiple options in the draft’s first two rounds.

Prospect Profile: Alabama RB Josh Jacobs.

Matthew Coller at ponders Will Grier has parallels to recent Vikings QBs.

The Pittsburgh Steelers SB Nation site “Behind the Steel Curtain” has a mock draft going on right now, the Vikings are on the clock. Jump over there and vote, you have until April 8th at 4pm.

League news:

Chiefs sign cornerback Keith Reaser of AAF’s Apollos.

Saints HC Sean Payton doesn’t regret trading pick for DE Marcus Davenport.

Analytics-based mock draft: Quinnen Williams to Cards; QBs fall.
(good draft pick for the Vikings though)

ESPN lists the cap space for all 32 teams.

ESPN has an NFL-wide free agency tracker.

We come to today’s media selection:
Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks (2007 Remaster)

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 nachos and as always, Welcome Aboard!