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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: July 24th, 2020

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Weekend Eve Open Thread

Denver Broncos v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Good Morning, It’s Friday!

Your Weekend Eve Open Thread is up, running, and ready for business. With more/all the rookies signing on the dotted line yesterday the Vikings have their 115 draft picks under contract to start this training camp. However, with the Twitter news that teams will have less players in camp, I’m interested to see how many UDFA’s get the opportunity to sign a contract with the Vikings. 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, time to get the smoker ready for the weekend.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris notes: The Vikings have now signed all of their draft picks including: Jeff Gladney, Kenny Willekes, Harrison Hand, Brian Cole, Cameron Dantzler, and Josh Metellus.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com The “Good Morning Football” crew discusses whether the Vikings are being slept on as NFC contenders.

Undrafted Myles Dorn Motivated by Role Models Harrison Smith & Anthony Harris.

League News:

Washington will go by ‘Washington Football Team’ until further notice.
(My suggestion of Football McFootballteam went unnoticed)

Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa ‘ready to go’ as training camp nears.

Antonio Brown doesn’t want to retire, demands NFL finishes investigation.

NFL not expected to require players to wear face shields.

We come to today’s media selection: Metallica - Disposable Heroes

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, try the buffet and Welcome Aboard!

Topic of the Day: Do you watch the preseason games to see how the late round rookies and UDFA’s are playing, or do you turn the preseason game off once the first team leaves the field?