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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: May 2nd, 2019

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Thorsday Open Thread

John Randle

Good Morning!

It’s the post draft season which means not a lot of news for our favorite team. I’m sure the debates will continue to rage on whether the Vikings should have picked player A over player B, but whatever. Reminder, please make sure tweets etc. don’t contain spoilers to recent movies. I managed to include a John Randle interview on Good Morning Football in the links below, meanwhile let’s carry on with our news and links open thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and have another cup of coffee.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

The front page writers have the Minnesota Vikings 2019 NFL Draft: All the picks, all the trades all in one place.

Breaking down Dru Samia by Wludford.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com follow along with Vikings 2019 first round pick Garrett Bradbury as he made his first visit to the TCO Performance Center as a member of the Minnesota Vikings.

10 things to know about the Vikings 2019 undrafted group.

Hall of Fame defensive tackle John Randle joins “Good Morning Football” to discuss pass rushing defensive tackles in the NFL now and offers advice for undrafted free agents.

Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com ponders how much did the Vikings help Kirk Cousins in the draft?

What does the future hold for Kyle Rudolph with the Vikings by Courtney Cronin at the ESPN NFC North Blog.

League news:

NFL’s Wild, Wild West: The way undrafted free agents are signed is a chaotic, undignified mess. (I think our own Oofda22 posted this yesterday in the thread)

From NFL.com the full league schedule.

Marshawn Lynch would return to Oakland Raiders if needed.

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan explains why Jets didn’t trade down.

Jamaal Charles signs one-day contract to retire a Chief.

Saints declining CB Eli Apple’s fifth-season option.

We come to today’s media selection: Jefferson Starship - White Rabbit


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With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. Don’t annoy your waiter, try the Bud Light and as always, Welcome Aboard!