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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: April 11th and 12th, 2020

Weekend Open Thread

Philadelphia Eagles v Minnesota Vikings
MT and I were at this game!
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Good Morning!

We’re back! After a short hiatus last weekend due to unforeseen circumstances your weekend thread is up and running. I’m going to post my preferences for the Vikings 1st round picks today, even it requires a trade up. Normally, I’m against drafting for need but this year’s team has lots of positions of need. 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 and have a great weekend.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

The Front Page Writers have your Minnesota Vikings 2020 Free Agency Tracker: All the moves as they happen.

Chris notes: You can stop blaming Kirk Cousins for the Stefon Diggs trade now.

XFL ceases operations, does not intend to return for 2021. Another spring football league gone, though under much different circumstances.

Vikings Going Back to the Future on Defense? Wludford sees potential new wrinkles on defense from the Vikings past.

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

Supa’s 8th annual offseason strategy/mock post v2.0

Vikings news from other sources:

From NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero offers some names to keep an eye on as the Vikings approach the 2020 NFL Draft armed with a pair of first round picks.

Draft Diaries: Gene Washington’s Unique Introduction to Vikings.

Former Vikings linebacker and coach Pete Bercich joined Cy Amundson to break down several defensive linemen that could be fits for the Vikings in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Matthew Coller at ponders: Q and A: Ex-Bears center Olin Kreutz breaks down how Garrett Bradbury can take the next step.

League News:

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

We come to today’s media selection: Richard Cheese - Baby Got Back

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!