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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: September 4th, 2020

Weekend Eve Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings Training Camp Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Good Morning, It’s Friday!

A quick word about the weekend thread, generally I post a thread to cover the entire weekend, however draft weekend and cutdown day tends to push the weekend thread way down the page. Just like last year and the year before, I’ll be posting a Saturday and Sunday Open Thread. I see there are updates to the currently hated Coral system, it’s late so I won’t have a chance to read them until tomorrow, if you have taken the opportunity to complain but haven’t taken the opportunity to reach out to the developers, please do. I’ve sent plenty of emails worth of suggestions and have always gotten a reply and explanation. I still can’t find the damn “warning button” though. Meanwhile we’ll carry on with our news and links open thread 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 has your Minnesota Vikings 2020 Roster Cut Tracker. All the roster moves in one convenient place. The deadline for setting the roster is 3:00 PM Central time on Saturday.

Vikings Defense 2020 - Pt 3: LBs & DL - CTPN Quick Shots. In part 3 of the look of the Vikings 2020 defense, the guys from Climbing the Pocket Network examine the linebackers and defensive line, posted by Luft Krigare.

Next round of comment updates to Coral. I haven’t had a chance to look at it yet, @but everybody is happy now?@

Unbelievable! - Yannick Content. BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald discuss the Yannick Ngakoue trade and Kirk Cousins’ thoughts on Covid-19.

GA Skol is hosting a Pick Em League and the Unofficial Open Thread Survival League, if you want to sign up go check out his fanpost.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com: Training Camp Highlights | Thursday, September 3. View highlights from Thursday’s practice at Verizon Vikings Training Camp.

Camp Rewind: Vikings O-Line Takes Shape, Develops Cohesion.

Lunchbreak: Yannick Ngakoue Among ESPN’s ‘Most Compelling’ New Arrivals.

League News:

Saints sending ‘all-out blitz’ to sign free-agent DE Jadeveon Clowney.
(probably go high-low and not get called on it, amirite?)

Texans aiming to extend QB Deshaun Watson with deal similar to Wilson, Rodgers.

NFL to provide pre-recorded crowd noise for teams to play during games.

2020 NFL playoff predictions.

We come to today’s media selection: The Temptations - Papa Was A Rolling Stone

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, wear a mask, don’t be a jerk and Welcome Aboard!