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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: August 16th, 2019

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Friday Open Thread

NFL: AUG 24 Preseason - Seahawks at Vikings Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Good Morning!

The Vikings don’t play until Sunday, however there is preseason action going on around the league. I’ll be casually watching for potential future Vikings come cutdown time; meanwhile, let’s 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 leave work early, it’s Friday and you deserve some time off.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris notes HC Mike Zimmer has reached a decision on Dalvin Cook’s status for Sunday, and stay tuned for Sunday.

Eric continues his coverage of camp with a day 15 recap.

It’s that time, Daily Norseman FanPulse: Vikings fans ready to be hurt again.

The Front Page writers have the Minnesota Vikings Training Camp stories in one convenient place.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com Vikings Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Advisor Gary Kubiak addressed the media on Thursday before practice.

Vikings Daily Digest: NFL officials highlight rule changes for 2019.

Bare handed Mata’afa impressing teammates with toughness and grit.

League news:

It’s that time for one of my favorite series every year Deadspin’s “Why Your Team Sucks” by Drew Magary. Finally it’s time for the Minnesota Vikings to be on the receiving end, but let’s not forget the Green Bay Packers. I’ll update the teams as they are posted.

Aaron Rodgers (tight back) misses preseason debut.

We come to today’s media selection: Linkin Park -What I’ve Done

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 purple koolaid and Welcome Aboard!