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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: May 30th, 2019

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Thorsday Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings v Philadelphia Eagles Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images

Good Morning!

How’s the shortened work week treating you? Summer is here, our area has cracked 98 the last three consecutive days with no end in sight. Thank you to GA Skol for the Fanpost thread yesterday, reminder if you don’t see a thread by 7am Central it’s likely that either Gone Fishin or I are having connectivity issues so feel free to drop a Fanpost and one of us will get it moved to the front page. 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 ice coffee.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

From Chris, it looks like Nate Kaeding is the Vikings’ new kicking coach.

Hercules Mata’afa has put in some serious labor since his injury also by Chris.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the Southside Village Boys and Girls Club at the Vikings Team Up To Give Back event on Wednesday.

QB Kirk Cousins addressed the media from the Southside Village Boys and Girls Club at the Vikings Team Up To Give Back event on Wednesday.

WR Stefon Diggs addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center following OTA No. 5 on Wednesday.

ST Coach Marwan Maalouf discusses Kaeding’s work with the kicking game, candidates for return jobs and more.

League news:

From NFL.com State of the Franchise: Kyler Murray brings hope to Cardinals.

Redskins sign No. 26 pick Montez Sweat to rookie deal.

Todd Gurley planning to play closer to 218 lbs in 2019.

Jets request GM interview with Saints’ Terry Fontenot.

Vikings hire ex-kicker Nate Kaeding as consultant.

We come to today’s media selection: Queen - Under Pressure

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 green eggs and ham and Welcome Aboard!