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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: June 12th, 2020

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Weekend Eve Open Thread

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

Good Morning, It’s Friday!

You’re probably wondering why their is another gif up here since I usually post a Thorsday gif only; with the lack of meaningful Vikings news I thought I’d start something new to trigger (get it) conversation regarding the Vikings. I’ll post a new question below the rules on the days I post the thread. Still didn’t get to the range during my off period, but I have my scopes boresighted at 25 yards, unfortunately the range opens up this weekend and I’m on my work week. 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, knock off early and have a beer (or Zima) on me.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Luft Krigare posted: GMG - Dalvin Cook Holdout! Good Morning Gjallarhorn talks about Dalvin Cook’s holdout. What is reasonable? Can the team succeed without the running back?

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com Gabe Henderson hosts another edition of Rookie Mini Chat, where 2020 second round pick T Ezra Cleveland talks with his former college teammate, RB Alexander Mattison, about their time together at Boise State, becoming teammates for a second time, how they’ve handled being quarantined this spring, and much more.

Adam Thielen, Ameer Abdullah & Andre Patterson Talk Social Justice on Minnesota Vikings Podcast.

Eric Kendricks & Ant Harris Emphasize Importance of Continuing Dialogue with Law Enforcement.

League News:

Marc Sessler’s 10 favorite teams of all time: ‘93 Cowboys; ‘01 Patriots.

NFL commits $250M over 10-year period to combat systemic racism.

Pete Carroll: ‘Interested’ team called asking about Colin Kaepernick.

Bills QB Josh Allen: ‘I’m not going to be Captain Checkdown

NFL extends virtual period through June 26 in place of minicamps.

State of the Franchise: Lamar Jackson, Ravens ready to level up?

We come to today’s media selection: Skillet - Legendary

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 your wash your hands, tip your waiter well and Welcome Aboard!

Question of the day: If you think Ezra Cleveland is the future at left tackle, should the Vikings trade or cut current starter Riley Reiff for the potential cap savings of 6M?