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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: July 27th and 28th, 2019

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Weekend Open Thread

Detroit Lions v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Good Morning!

It’s the weekend and even better training camp finally has started. Unfortunately, we’re already talking about injuries on the second day of camp. Hope springs eternal in all Vikings fans this time of year except that one guy, you know who you are. Pictured is future Vikings WR3 Chad Beebe. 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:

Ted and Chris have a place for all your Minnesota Vikings training camp updates.

Vikings CB depth is suddenly a thing again via Ted.

From Chris the Vikings work out cornerback Morris Claiborne.

Tashawn Bower placed on NFI because of torn achilles.

Mike Hughes placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

What’s the difference in the NFI and PUP list? Chris has your answers here.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Friday.

Defensive Coordinator George Edwards addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Thursday.

Vikings Daily Digest: From internet job search to in-person interview for De’Angelo Henderson.

Lunch break: PFF predicts 3 ‘MVPs’ of NFC North; 2 are Vikings.

Courtney Cronin at the ESPN NFC North Blog notes Vikings did their part, now it’s on Kirk Cousins to get to ‘next level’

Daniel House at has his day one training camp notebook: a look at the full roster.

NFC North Roundup:

At Pride of Detroit theLions sign Mike Daniels to 1-year, $9.1 million deal.

Detroit Lions training camp Day 2 observations: Offense looking much different under Darrell Bevell.

Detroit Lions DT A’Shawn Robinson excused from training camp for ‘personal matter.’

Detroit Lions stock report: Where every player stands at the start of training camp.

Notes: Darius Slay says everyone knows he’s underpaid.

At Windy City Gridiron Chicago Bears Training Camp 2019: Top 3 story lines on special teams.

Bears mailbag: Upcoming roster decisions, UDFA predictions, the kicking situation and much more.

Chicago Bears Training Camp 2019: Top 3 story lines on defense.

Chicago Bears 2019 Position Battles: The receiving corps is ridiculously deep.

Over at Acme Packing Company Three thoughts after the Packers’ first day of training camp.

Packers sign former Wisconsin DT Olive Sagapolu.

Cheese Curds, 7/26: Packers’ defense outperforms offense in first training camp practice.

The case against releasing Mike Daniels.

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: The Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet with Butterfly Wings (by request)

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:
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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 training camp and Welcome Aboard.


Who will win the coveted title of Mr. Mankato this year?

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  • 3%
    Jake Browning-QB
    (4 votes)
  • 4%
    Dillon Mitchell-WR
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    Bisi Johnson-WR
    (1 vote)
  • 64%
    Hercules Mata’afa-DT
    (68 votes)
  • 7%
    Kris Boyd-CB
    (8 votes)
  • 5%
    Marcus Epps-S
    (6 votes)
  • 4%
    Jeff Badet-WR
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  • 7%
    Someone else not listed, put your Mr. Mankato winner in the comments.
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