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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: June 13th and 14th, 2020

Weekend Open Thread

Detroit Lions v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

Good Morning!

Hope your having a good weekend, it’s rained almost every day here for the last ten days which ruined my plans for a brisket on the smoker last weekend. I won’t have that problem this weekend because I’m working. The NFL extended the virtual offseason period through the end of the month, so we won’t have meaningful camp news for a while, darn it. 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 the weekend, you should get all your outdoor chores done early, then fire up the smoker or grill, have a beer or two and have a great weekend.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Did CBS Sports get the right “Franchise Five” for the Vikings? Chris takes a look at their criteria and picks.

Vikings news from other sources:

From The Voice of the Vikings, Paul Allen, is back with another edition of the Pick 6 Mailbag. This week, PA looks at the recent news surrounding Dalvin Cook and his future with the Vikings. Plus, what kind of step could TE Irv Smith Jr. take in 2020, the impact of a shortened offseason program and the impact it’ll have on the offensive line, the depth at safety behind Harrison Smith and Anthony Harris, and more.

Lunchbreak: ESPN Ranks Vikings 18th in NFL in Continuity.

Justin Jefferson & Olisaemeka Udoh Donations Help During COVID-19 Pandemic.

Vikings GM Rick Spielman joined Paul Allen on KFAN on Thursday. To Discuss Social Justice Conversations, Wilf Family Donation, More.

From Adrian Peterson says he will be among players taking a knee during national anthem.

League News:

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

We come to today’s media selection: Iron Maiden - Run To The Hills

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, be safe in your surroundings and Welcome Aboard!

Question of the Day: If Kirk Cousins is out for more than a couple of games, the Vikings season is likely lost. Should the Vikings look to upgrade their QB2 from Sean Mannion?