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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: May 4th and 5th, 2019

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Weekend Open Thread

Detroit Lions v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Good Morning!

Hope your weekend is off to a great start, rookie minicamp continues through this weekend. HC Mike Zimmer addressed the media and had quite a bit to say, (linky below). I’m personally excited about the first four picks, maybe the team can find another Chad Beebe or Adam Thielen in this years group of UDFA’s. Your Game of Thrones thread will post Monday morning courtesy of the theartistformerlyknownasfil, I’ll get it moved to the front page as soon as I see it. Meanwhile we’ll catch up on our NFC North opponents and then carry on with our news and links 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.

Sideline Series: Rick Spielman talked about the draft and other interesting things; a Fanpost by CCHOF5yearstoolate.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com watch highlights from Friday’s rookie minicamp practice at the TCO Performance Center.

3 observations from rookie minicamp: Garrett Bradbury, Dru Samia team up on the o-line.

Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Friday.

C Garrett Bradbury addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Friday.

G Dru Samia addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Friday.

Mathew Coller at SkorNorth.com says the Vikings need Irv Smith to buck tight end trend and contribute right away.

NFC North Roundup:

At Pride of Detroit Lions notes: Detroit named dark-horse candidate to win NFC North.

NFL executives weigh in on Detroit Lions’ 1st, 2nd-round picks.

5 Qs on Amani Oruwariye: Can the Lions 5th-round pick live up to the hype?

Kerryon Johnson’s 2019 goal: Play a full season.

At Windy City Gridiron Bears hire Jamie Kohl as a kicking consultant.

Which draft pick will contribute day one?

Mitchell Trubisky talks advice for rookie QBs, his offseason throwing, his nicknames, and more.

Over at Acme Packing Company Packers release full 2019 rookie minicamp roster.

Packers announce 2019 UDFA signings, leaving roster at 88 before rookie camp.

What impact would losing in Week 16 have had on the Packers’ 2019 draft?

League news:

Consistent with the weekend news and links I’ll post league news in the comments

We come to today’s media selection: Okilly Dokilly - White Wine Spritzer
(by request)

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 not to annoy him and and Winter is Coming.

Poll

Which of the following home games are going to this year?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Falcons
    (2 votes)
  • 9%
    Raiders
    (6 votes)
  • 14%
    Eagles
    (9 votes)
  • 9%
    Redskins
    (6 votes)
  • 11%
    Broncos
    (7 votes)
  • 1%
    Lions
    (1 vote)
  • 19%
    Packers
    (12 votes)
  • 6%
    Bears
    (4 votes)
  • 25%
    Something else, put your answer in the comments
    (16 votes)
63 votes total Vote Now