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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: August 7th, 2020

Weekend Eve Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin (12) celebrated his second quarter touchdown during Sunday NFL game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Arizona Card Cardinals at the Mall of America Field Sunday Oct. 21, 2012 in Minneapolis,MN.] JERRY HO

Good Morning, It’s Friday!

Your Weekend Eve Open Thread is up, running, and ready for business. I saw pictures of the Vikings on the practice field and I see they made a couple of roster moves. There are a couple of free agents available, one of which I’d like the Vikings to sign. 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: No more Vikings opt out as league deadline passes; Michael Pierce will apparently be the only one.

Report: Vikings to sign LB Quentin Poling.

Vikings activate Armon Watts from COVID-19 list, waive Bralon Addison.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Paul Allen is back for another edition of the Pick 6 to look at at the impact of DT Michael Pierce opting out, the extensions signed by Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman, the significance of Dalvin Cook being named a captain this season, what veteran player could make a big leap in 2020, and more.

Minnesota Vikings Player Updates On Reserve/COVID-19 List.

10 Vikings Potential X-Factors in 2020: Ifeadi Odenigbo.

‘2-Minute Tommy’ Kramer Transitions to ‘Day-Maker’ for Vikings Fans.

League News:

Maryland’s Michael Locksley forms group for minority football coaches.

Opt-outs reach 66 players as Thursday deadline passes.

Seahawks interested in Everson Griffen, Matthews, move on from Clowney.

Year 2 QB hype: Kyler Murray, Drew Lock, Daniel Jones jump off film.

We come to today’s media selection: Pink Floyd - Welcome To The Machine

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: If one of the top free agents decides to visit Minnesota (Clowney, Griffen, Snacks, etc) would you want the Vikings to sign them to a one or two year contract or is it time for the younger guys to get their time on the field?