I’m back on service for the next seven days, a fact I’m sure is only interesting to me. I’ll be taking my laptop with me and trying to get these done while I’m at work, depending on how busy I am links will be robust or limited based on my time. If you see pertinent Vikings news please post it in the comments. Training camp is finally kicking off this week which is sure to spark more spirited debates on who the 3rd WR should be, QB2, “should have drafted another CB” and “we need a backup long snapper.” Meanwhile, time to 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 a long lunch, it’s Thorsday.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
From Chris, the Vikings sign De’Angelo Henderson, waive Micah Abernathy.
Vikings to tryout free agent CB Orlando Scandrick per Ted.
Also from Ted, THAT guy got cut? Who are some players that could be surprise cuts?
(I see you Slotergoat™ haters out there)
Fifteen minutes with Flipmazzi 203- Offseason Over.
Not Daily Norseman related but it’s on the front page: E Pluribus Loonum is hiring its next site manager, contact Jeanna Thomas for more information if you’re interested.
Good Morning Gjallahorn also checks in with their latest podcast, answering listener questions.
Vikings news from other sources:
Garrett Bradbury on his chemistry with Cousins, learning from Pat Elflein, confidence level as a rookie.
Offensive Coordinator Kevin Stefanski on goals for early in camp, year two working with Cousins, message for the Rookies.
3 Observations: QBs rotate in drills at Vikings 1st training camp practice.
Also from Courtney Cronin, Vikings’ 53-man roster projection includes heavy depth up front.
It’s that time for one of my favorite series every year Deadspin’s “Why Your Team Sucks” by Drew Magary. Recent teams to be roasted include the New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals. I’ll update the teams as they are posted.
Jets to limit Le’Veon Bell’s workload during camp.
Taylor Lewan says he’s facing 4-game suspension for a failed drug test.
We come to today’s media selection: AC/DC - For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)
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 hype and Welcome Aboard!