Today is the last day of mandatory minicamp, hold onto those quotes and routes as they are going to have to last until July. I’m starting my seven on for the next week, links and words no one reads might get limited depending on how much time I have at the end of my shift, but the thread will post as usual. 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 have a coffee break, it’s Thorsday.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Chris has the news that former Vikings TE Steve Jordan will be inducted into the Ring of Honor.
Ted continues his preview of key positional battles heading towards training camp, this time defense and special teams.
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com Vikings Legend Steve Jordan, who found out on Wednesday he’ll join the team’s Ring of Honor this fall, addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at Wednesday’s team meeting, as Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer and COO Kevin Warren introduced Steve Jordan to the team and informed him that he’ll enter the team’s Ring of Honor this October.
Head Coach Mike Zimmer joined KFAN’s Paul Allen on Wednesday before the team’s second practice of this week’s mandatory minicamp.
Offensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator Kevin Stefanski addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center after Wednesday’s practice.
Special Teams Coordinator Marwan Maalouf addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center after Wednesday’s practice.
3 observations from minicamp No. 2: Chad Beebe, WRs shine in the red zone for the Vikings.
Patriots’ Sony Michel undergoes minor knee surgery.
The competition committee is adjusting the pass interference replay review process.
We come to today’s media selection:
Minnesota Vikings Entrance and Introductions vs. Saints Playoff Game in 2017
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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 sour grapes and Welcome Aboard!