It’s Friday with all the gif connotations on the table. OTA’s continue and I can almost see training camp over the horizon. 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 leave work early, it’s Friday.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Wludford has more OTA news from Eagan.
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com Wobby addresses fan comments and questions, including how the Gary Kubiak / Kevin Stefanski dynamic is playing out now that practices are underway, how Mike Hughes’ rehab is going from last season’s ACL injury and the overall depth of the CB group, and more.
Lunch break: Harrison Smith, Linval Joseph land on MMQB’s All Over-30 Team.
Brian Robison and Steve Hutchison recall vivid moments at Vikings museum.
DT Hercules Mata’afa addressed the media following Tuesday’s practice at the TCO Performance Center.
Jags DE Josh Allen (knee) likely to miss minicamp.
We come to today’s media selection: Brett Favre 2009 Vikings highlights
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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 solidarity and Welcome Aboard!