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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: May 1st, 2020

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Weekend Eve Open Thread

Houston Texans v New Orleans Saints Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Good Morning!

I’m busy at work, I’ll get this posted and add more words up here later...or not. I’d rather have Andy Dalton as a QB2 than our current back up, but I doubt at the point Andy is in his career that he’d settle for a 2nd string job. 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:

The Front Page Writers have your Minnesota Vikings 2020 NFL Draft Tracker.

Breaking Down Justin Jefferson by Wludford. “We’re gonna go get a Super Bowl” - Justin Jefferson.

Skoldiers - 071 - Digging the Draft. Mike and Ed Discuss the Vikings changes in 2020 and the draft results.

Chris notes Vikings GM Rick Spielman says that virtual meetings will remain a way of business in the future.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com The “Good Morning Football” crew discusses which team is better shape following the draft, the Green Bay Packers or Minnesota Vikings?

5 Things to Know About New Vikings Defensive Tackle James Lynch.

Matthew Coller at SkorNorth.com ponders: What remains on the Vikings’ offseason checklist?

Also from Mr. Coller: How each Vikings draft pick fits on the depth chart.

League News:

Bengals release QB Andy Dalton after nine seasons.

Top 101 NFL free agents of 2020: Where will Andy Dalton land?

NFC North draft grades: Packers did WHAT?! Vikes, Lions shine.

Redskins decline fifth-year option on LB Reuben Foster.

We come to today’s media selection: Creedence Clearwater Revival: Bad Moon Rising

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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!

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