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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: August 31st, 2019

Weekend Open Thread, Part One

Minnesota Vikings v Buffalo Bills Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images

Good Morning!

I mentioned in the Words No One Reads™ yesterday that since the Vikings (and the rest of the league) are busy cutting players to reach 53 by 4pm Eastern I was going to split the weekend thread into a Saturday and Sunday edition. Cuts have been slow so far, look for an uptick. I’ll be more absent today and tomorrow due to Hurricane Dorian as it now looks like the storm is going to affect the start of my work week, so I need to get stuff done and preparations made around the house now. 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 have a great weekend.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Minnesota Vikings 2019 Cutdown Tracker posted by the Front Page Writers.

Climbing The Pocket: Episode 166, The Lost Episode hosted by Jayson with Myles and Yinka.

Christopher dropped his Vikings 53-man roster projection.

Vikings news from other sources:

From 4 prevailing thoughts from the Vikings preseason.

Lunch break: Forbes explains ‘Best-Case’ & ‘Worst-Case’ scenarios for 2019 Vikings.

League news:

It’s that time for one of my favorite series every year Deadspin’s “Why Your Team Sucks” by Drew Magary. The most recent team to get roasted are the New Orleans Saints. I’ll update the teams as they are posted.

From Cuts tracker: NFL teams finalize 53-player rosters.

Panthers place Graham Gano on IR, ending his season.

49ers expected to place RB Jerick McKinnon on IR.

Jason Pierre-Paul (neck) placed on reserve/NFI list.

We come to today’s media selection: The Doors - Riders On The Storm

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-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, turn in your iPad and Welcome Aboard!