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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: April 10th, 2020

Weekend Open Thread

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Good Morning!

Words up here are going to be limited as we’re going to fire up Westworld to try and figure out what’s going on. No big plans this today or this weekend although I am going to try and squeeze in a 30 mile ride Saturday and fire up the smoker, haven’t decided what cut of meat I’m going to smoke yet...most likely whatever is available. 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 weekend eve, stay home unless you’re working from home.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris and Ted have your Minnesota Vikings 2020 Free Agency Tracker

E50: Pocket Protectors: Was Harrison Smith Snubbed? Eric Eager and Nick Olson join Jayson Brown to discuss Harrison Smith’s exclusion from’s All-Decade Team and what a perfect draft for the Vikings might look like.

Wludford continues his series: Vikings Next Man Up: Hercules Mata’afa. Can the 3rd year defensive lineman find a role?

Fanpost: Annual DN’s Best GM and Scout Contest by VikingsFanInChennai. Enter the contest and talk smack with your fellow DN’ers!

Vikings news from other sources:

From WR Adam Thielen joined ‘NFL Total Access’ to talk about his telethon that will air all day on KFAN on Thursday to help kids impacted by COVID-19, his current home-life situation, the departure of Stefon Diggs, and more.

2020 NFL Draft Prospects: Interior OL for Kubiak’s Outside Zone.

Vikings 2020 Mock Draft Tracker: Version 6.0

Matthew Coller at ponders: Best Vikings draft fits, Part 3: Wide receivers.

League News:

58 prospects to virtually participate in NFL draft.

Texans in process of trading for RamsBrandin Cooks.

Lions talking to teams who want to trade up to No. 3

Tua Tagovailoa conducts workout, sends video to all 32 teams.

We come to today’s media selection: AC/DC - Who Made Who

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!