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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: February 26th, 2020

Hump Day Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions Photo by NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Good Morning!

As Gone Fishin is still on vacation from Hoth, I’m going to continue as the backup thread poster; just like QB2 it’s a good job if you can get it. mrs_rob’s Johnny Cash request for today is below. Today is Wednesday Hump Day but it’s finally my Thursday, not that I was counting. Meanwhile we’ll carry on with our news and links full of crockpot recipes, nap strategies and beer recommendations; drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and at it’s Hump Gif Day.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Rick Spielman shoots down dumb Stefon Diggs trade rumors notes Chris.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Rick Spielman’s Full Combine Press Conference Talking Stefon Diggs’ Status, Kirk Cousins’ Play In 2019, Dalvin Cook’s Contract, More.

Vikings GM Rick Spielman joined Paul Allen, Ben Leber and Paul Charchian live from the NFL Scouting Combine on Tuesday and Discussed Upcoming ‘Difficult Decisions,’ Faith In Young Players, More.

Former Vikings LB Ben Leber talked with Albert Breer, Senior NFL Reporter for the MMQB, about the XFL’s impact on the NFL, and then about the offseason ahead for the Vikings and how the team could look to potentially create cap space and keep some key players set to hit free agency.

Vikings 2020 Mock Draft Tracker: Version 3.0

Lunchbreak: Breaks Down 16 New Combine Drills.

Matthew Coller at ponders: 25 names Vikings fans should know heading into the NFL Combine.

League News:

Survey: Teams not in favor of retaining PI replay rule.

Bucky Brooks 2020 NFL mock draft 2.0

Nagy: Mitchell Trubisky has ‘clean slate’ with Bears.

Retaining Derrick Henry a top priority for Titans.

We come to today’s media selection: Johnny Cash - One Piece at a Time

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, and Welcome Aboard!