Today’s media selection and lead photo is of my favorite Vikings players, Percy Harvin. I forget how electric he was until I see one of these highlight tapes. Hope you’re having a great weekend, unless you’re at work like I am. Tomorrow is Father’s Day, give your dad a call (if you’re able) and fire up that grill for some delicious slow cooked meat. We’re planning on either a smoked brisket or burgers, either way mine will be cold by the time I get home. 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 beer, it’s the weekend!
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Chris has the news that TE David Morgan recently underwent knee surgery.
Norse Code Podcast Episode 277: The Rudolph Extension hosted by Arif and James.
Vikings news from other sources:
Lunch break: Pro Football HOF agrees ‘in principle’ to centennial class.
Notebook: WR Adam Thielen describes non-vacation mindset heading into break.
Gary Kubiak is enjoying a different role with the Vikings, impressed by QB Kirk Cousins and Offensive Coordinator Kevin Stefanski.
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero explores what Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph’s contract extension means for rookie TE Irv Smith Jr. in 2019.
NFC North Roundup:
Statistical breakdown of T.J. Hockenson rookie expectations.
Detroit Lions final OTA observations: Offense finishes strong over defense.
The Detroit Lions were particularly boring in 2018.
Bears sign FA guard Jordan McCray.
NFC North roster comparisons: Tight Ends.
Cheese Curds, 6/14: Packers’ defense impressing as team breaks for the summer.
Three Packers players appear on Pro Football Focus’ Top 50 list for 2019.
Consistent with the weekend news and links I’ll post league news in the comments.
We come to today’s media selection: Percy Harvin 2009 highlights
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Harrison Smith has one of the starting safety positions locked down, who will be the other starter this season?
This poll is closed
someone not listed, likely a FA safety
someone else, put your answer in the comments