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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: June 18th, 2019

It’s your post Monday Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings v Denver Broncos Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

Good Morning!

Today’s lead picture is of course the Vikings backup QB, Kyle Sloter. I hope he’s able to grab the second string job and hold off the competition this year; if he doesn’t, I’ll have to change my signature line. It’s the time between minicamp and training camp, so let’s have some fun. 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 another gif, it’s Tuesday.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Jonah has the definitive breakdown of the Vikings’ long snapper battle.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Wobby opens his Monday morning mailbag and answers reader questions regarding RT Brian O’Neill’s development, depth at CB, standouts among the undrafted players and more.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero catches up with Vikings wideouts Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen to talk about their growing rapport with quarterback Kirk Cousins and their team’s 2019 expectations.

Lunch break: Vikings 2018 hype video tabbed the best in the NFL by the MMQB.

Vikings offseason program recap in 5 quotes.

Daniel House at has a closer look: how young is the Vikings roster?

League news:

Josh McCown penned an article for the Players Tribune titled “One Heck of A Journey”
after his retirement announcement. Well worth a read.

From NFL Division Power Rankings: NFC North stands above the rest.

Packers claim ex-Lions TE Michael Roberts after voided trade.

Aaron Rodgers, Matt LaFleur navigating new Packers partnership.

Broncos to honor Pat Bowlen with ‘Mr. B’ helmet decal.

We come to today’s media selection: Pink Floyd - Time

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 offseason and Welcome Aboard!