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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: March 14th and 15th, 2020

Weekend Open Thread

Washington Redskins v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Good Morning!

I thought about saying we’d a have a Covid-19 free thread this weekend but that doesn’t feel right so I’m going to suggest that if you want to talk about what everyone is talking about go over to Chris’ article about what everyone is talking about and talk about it there. We have actual team news for a change with the onset of the legal tampering period coming on us soon. I’ll provide an update on my situation in the comments; 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 you should stay home today, avoid social interaction except for here, because my goal this offseason is now three open threads in a day.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Where we talk about what everyone else is talking about, and how we’re going to handle things by Chris.

Eric notes: Vikings Release Linval Joseph, Xavier Rhodes, David Morgan; the 2020 roster overhaul has officially begun.

Vikings news from other sources:

From The Voice of the Vikings, Paul Allen, and former Vikings LB Ben Leber react to the news on Friday of the team releasing CB Xavier Rhodes and DT Linval Joseph.

Statement From The Minnesota Vikings On Coronavirus.

2020 Minnesota Vikings Free Agency Tracker.

Vikings 2020 Mock Draft Tracker: Version 4.0

Matthew Coller at ponders: Would the Vikings trust a rookie backup quarterback?

League News:

Consistent with the weekend thread, I’ll post league news in the comments section.

We come to today’s media selection:
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Mary Jane’s Last Dance

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 wash your hands, don’t touch your waiter’s face and Welcome Aboard!


With the recent cuts of Xavier Rhodes and Linval Joseph, the Vikings have approximately 20M for free agency. If you were the GM and could sign only one of these two players who would you select?

This poll is closed

  • 56%
    MacKenzie Alexander
    (192 votes)
  • 43%
    Anthony Harris
    (149 votes)
341 votes total Vote Now