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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: May 23rd, 2019

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Thorsday Open Thread

Green Bay Packers v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

Good Morning!

I hope you’re having a great work week, from some of the comments it’s going really quiet here on Friday, this weekend and Monday as most of you are gearing up for a 3 or 4 day weekend. I’ll be around as this is my week off and I don’t have anything special planned other than throwing some cow or deer on the grill this weekend. 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:

Norse Code Podcast Episode 276: Hooray for Metaphors with Arif and James.

Stefon Diggs missed a couple days of OTAs, and seriously who cares by Chris.

Vikings Offensive Line: Garrett Bradbury starts OTAs at center also by Chris.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media following OTA No. 2 and discussed Stefon Diggs’ absence, working with Xavier Rhodes, the Kirk Cousins-Garrett Bradbury dynamic, TE Kyle Rudolph’s situation and more.

TE Kyle Rudolph addressed the media following OTA No. 2 on Wednesday.

Watch highlights from the second OTA of the 2019 offseason for the Vikings, which took place on Wednesday at the TCO Performance Center.

CB Xavier Rhodes addressed the media following OTA No. 2 on Wednesday.

Pat Elflein welcomes move to guard, and the chance to mentor Garrett Bradbury.

From Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com back to full health, Pat Elflein is ready to step into left guard role.

Also from Matthew, will the Vikings and Kyle Rudolph resolve contract standoff soon?

League news:

From NFL.com the Redskins sign Jon Bostic, place Reuben Foster on IR.

Dak Prescott submits counteroffer to Dallas Cowboys.

NFL awards 2021, 2023 drafts to Cleveland, Kansas City. (no announcement was made about the 2022 draft, they must still be considering my proposal to host it at my house)

Divisional playoff games get later Sunday starts, every market will have three games on Sunday.

We come to today’s media selection: ZZ Top - La Grange

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 the pork rinds and Welcome Aboard!