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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: June 11th, 2019

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Taco Tuesday Open Thread

Chicago Bears v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

Good Morning!

Of course the big news overnight was the announcement of TE Kyle Rudloph’s extension, more to come today as specifics of the contracts are released. OTA’s are completed, mandatory minicamp will go on today through Thursday, hopefully we’ll be able to get insight and news of our favorite team during this time. After that, it becomes the desert of Vikings news until training camp. Events that are probably important only to me, the USWNT kickoff their World Cup play today against Thailand at 2pm Central; yes I’ll be watching and posting throughout the match, yes you can complain about it, gif form is preferred. Meanwhile we’ll 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 go ahead and have a second coffee, it’s Tuesday.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Eric had the breaking news that the Vikings and Kyle Rudolph agree to contract extension.

The tournament to determine the NFL’s fastest man has two Vikings participants Jeff Badet, Trae Waynes get first round matchups for 40 Yards of Gold from Chris.

Ted has the report: rookie Garrett Bradbury named the starting center for the Vikings.

Chris has Father’s Day gift ideas for your favorite Vikings fan.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com Wobby opens his Monday morning mailbag and answers reader questions about the Super Bowl or Bust mentality, position with the least amount of depth and more.

WR Adam Thielen addressed the media as he hosted his youth football camp at the TCO Performance Center on Saturday.

Lunch break: Vikings competition at WR3 called best of the summer.

Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com pens position-by-position: How minicamp will set the stage for Vikings training camp.

Courtney Cronin at the ESPN NFC North blog writes how will the Vikings’ offseason additions on offense look?

League news:

Carson Wentz on extension: Eagles’ culture couldn’t fit better.

Norv Turner: Panthers can be ‘explosive’ with healthy Cam Newton.

No days off? Patriots cancel final week of OTAs.

JaguarsYannick Ngakoue to skip mandatory minicamp.

State of the Franchise: Can the Cleveland Browns live up to expectations?

We come to today’s media selection: AC/DC - Back In Black

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 tap water and Welcome Aboard!

Poll

It’s early and we don’t know details, but what’s your hawt taek on the Rudolph contract extension?

This poll is closed

  • 76%
    good player, provides some cap relief.
    (182 votes)
  • 3%
    mediocre player, should have cut him and saved the 7M versus the cap this year.
    (8 votes)
  • 17%
    average player, should have traded him to get cap relief
    (43 votes)
  • 0%
    he’s the Leroy Hoard of TE’s, should have cut him, Phyre Ryck and Zimmer
    (1 vote)
  • 2%
    Something else, put your answer in the comments
    (5 votes)
239 votes total Vote Now