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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: June 26th, 2020

Weekend Eve Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7) left celebrated Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) 15 yard touch down catch in the third quater at U.S. Bank Stadium Sunday December 31, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN.] JERRY HOLT • jerry.holt@s Photo By Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via Getty Images

Good Morning, It’s Friday!

Not much news concerning our favorite football team we love to hate, time is counting down towards the onset of training camp. It’s getting to be time for the NFL to make a decision about training camp and the season; I’m going they make the best decision in regards to the fans and players....and send the Packers overseas. 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, because I’ll be at work.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

CBS Sports names Eric Kendricks second-best linebacker in the NFL, about damn time they notice per Chris.

Vikings news from other sources:

From’s Kevin Seifert joined’s Gabe Henderson to talk about Gary Kubiak taking over as Offensive Coordinator this season, what’s next for Kirk Cousins as a Viking, the large class of Vikings rookies who could make an impact this season, Dalvin Cook’s status and much more.

Minnesota Vikings Podcast Episode 49 Highlights: Pre-Combine Flight Helps Nate Stanley Make 1st Impression on Offensive Staff.

Vikings & Hy-Vee Staff Load Trucks Headed for Local Food Banks.

Xs and Os: Draft LB Troy Dye Brings Instincts, Determination to Vikings.

League News:

NFL informs teams training camp to open as scheduled.

180-plus rookies, including 29 of 32 first-rounders, remain unsigned.

Panthers HC Matt Rhule considers kneeling during national anthem.

State of the Franchise: Super Bowl or bust for Carson Wentz’s Eagles?

2020 Hall of Fame Game to be canceled, enshrinement postponed.

We come to today’s media selection: Jimi Hendrix - Fire (1967)

How to Play Fire by Jimi Hendrix: Music Tips With Uncle Rob

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

Question of the day: With the addition of a new NT (Michael Pierce); 3tech (rookie James Lynch); DE (Ifeadi Odenigbo) and possibly a new defensive alignment (4-3 Under Front) do you think the Vikings run defense will improve, particularly in games that matter for playoff seeding or advancement? (I’m thinking about the second Packers game and the 49ers playoff game)