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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: March 20th, 2020

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Weekend Eve Open Thread

Wild Card Round - Minnesota Vikings v New Orleans Saints Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Good Morning

I worked on this while I was at my actual job so I could go home and spend some time with the family before I have to do the work thing all over again. Nice to see Dan Bailey get inked for another return with the Vikings; like some of you I’m scratching my head over the contract Mac Alexander signed with the Bengals. 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 leave early today and 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:

Vikings Re-Sign Dan Bailey. The veteran kicker returns for his third season with the team notes Eric.

Wludford ponders: What’s Next for the Vikings Defense?

Mackensie Alexander agrees to 1-year deal with Cincinnati Bengals.

Jayron Kearse agrees to 1-year deal with Detroit Lions.

Fifteen Minutes with Flip | Episode 316 | Diggs Drama @Flipmazzi reviews Vikings Free Agency and gives his thoughts on the Stefon Diggs trade.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com Reports: Vikings to Sign Former Ravens DT Michael Pierce.

2020 Minnesota Vikings Free Agency Tracker.

The Voice of the Vikings, Paul Allen, along with former Vikings LB Ben Leber and “Vikings Game Day Live” co-host Ron Johnson, give their reaction to media reports saying that Stefon Diggs has been traded to the Buffalo Bills.

NFL Network’s Bucky Brooks weighs in on what he believes is a very deep wide receiver class in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com notes: In signing Michael Pierce, Vikings filled their last need first.

Daniel House at MNvikingscorner.com says: After Trading Stefon Diggs, the Vikings’ Next Steps Could Define the Future.

League News:

Bucky Brooks’ top 5 2020 NFL Draft prospects by position 2.0

Eagles trading for Darius Slay; CB gets extension.

Broncos to release Joe Flacco after just one season.

We come to today’s media selection: Tom Petty - Free Fallin’

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!