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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: February 27th, 2020

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Thorsday Open Thread

NFL Combine - Day 2 Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images

Good Morning, It’s Thorsday!

Guess who just figured out how to embed gifs and tweets up here? Huge shoutout to my friend and fellow blogger, our own Skelly10 for giving me hints showing me how to do it since she had to basically walking me through it via Twitter -okay boomer. How’s everyone’s week going? I’m off service for the next seven days so I finally have time to plug back into my family and get stuff down around the house; and I’m already planning to put something on the smoker this weekend. Mrs_rob continues with her Johnny Cash media requests for the week, I blame all of you for this. 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 it’s Thorsday - I was informed this is cultural appropriation, but I’m not smart and don’t know what that means.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Ted posted Rickspeak: NFL Combine edition. The Vikings GM had his NFL Combine press conference, and said a lot without saying anything.

Ted notes Vikings coach Mike Zimmer dropped some big news at his NFL Combine press conference and provided some updates on Everson Griffen and Ant Harris.

Unbelievable! - The End of Everson? BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald break down Everson Griffen’s decision to opt out of his contract and assess his future with the organization.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com HC Mike Zimmer’s Full Combine Press Conference Discussing Griffen’s Possible Return, Use of Analytics, QB Kirk Cousins’ Performance, from the NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesday.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports the latest on defensive end Everson Griffen’s future with the Minnesota Vikings.

Lunchbreak: ESPN Names Biggest Draft Needs for Each Team.

Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com ponders: Which positions should the Vikings look for instant help in the draft?

League News:

Franchise tag window will open Thorsday as scheduled.

46 players asked to work out at second position at NFL combine.

2020 NFL franchise/transition tag primer: No-brainer candidates?

McCarthy: Dak Prescott can be championship-level QB.

We come to today’s media selection: Johnny Cash - God’s Going to Cut You Down

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!