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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: July 20th and 21st, 2019

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Weekend Open Thread

John Randle #93...

Good Morning!

It’s the weekend and even better my weekend off. Our plan is cram as much Netflix into Saturday and Sunday as possible, which knowing me is about two hours because I don’t sit still very well. We’ll be cooking what looks to be the last of the deer we have in the freezer on Saturday, not sure what we’re doing Sunday but it will probably involve the smoker......I’m thinking brisket again. The weekend open thread lead picture is of course HoF DT John Randle, one of my favorite Vikings ever. 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 stop in at Remedy Brewing Co and have a beer, it’s the weekend!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Climbing The Pocket: Episode 157 [Second Year Expectations for Kirk Cousins + 2019 Draft Recap]

Austin Cutting officially cleared to pursue NFL career per Chris.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Wobby sat down with Defensive Line Coach Andre Patterson to talk about the dynamic in his room with several star veterans to go along with a slew of young talent, plus a returning veteran in the form of Shamar Stephen. Everson Griffen, Linval Joseph and Danielle Hunter lead the way, but who else is poised to make an impact in 2019,

Training Camp Primer: Special Teams to feature competitions for positions & roster spots.

Lunch break: Vikings middle of the pack in ESPN’s ‘Most-Improved’ rankings.

NFC North Roundup:

At Pride of Detroit 2019 Detroit Lions roster review: Players 40-31.

Detroit Lions place 5 players on PUP/NFI injury list prior to training camp.

The Detroit Lions should trade for ChargersMelvin Gordon.

2019 NFL preview: Ranking the NFC North linebackers.

Kenny Golladay credits Matt Patricia for big play in 2018.

At Windy City Gridiron Breaking Down Bilal Nichols: How a 5th-round draft pick could become one of the Bears defenses’ brightest young stars.

Ten Most Important Bears of 2019: #3 The kicker.

Are there 13 head coaches better than Matt Nagy?

NFC North Roster Comparison: Linebackers.

Over at Acme Packing Company Packers will sign rookie wide receiver Malik Taylor, per report.

Packers 2019 Roster Prediction: Green Bay will rely on young cornerbacks with pedigree.

Cheese Curds, 7/19: Packers’ third jersey date announced, Aaron Rodgers discusses defense.

Packers 2019 Roster Prediction: Safeties go from weakness to strength.

League news:

Consistent with the weekend news and links I’ll post the rest of the league news in the comments.

We come to today’s media selection: John Randle trash talk

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:
-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-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 sunshine and Welcome Aboard.