Today is cutdown day for all 32 NFL teams, unfortunately some young men are going to leave their dream of an NFL career behind while veterans scramble to find a new team before the season starts. As I mentioned yesterday, I’ll post another thread tomorrow to wrap the weekend up. 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 the weekend, time to light the smoker and crack open a cold beverage.
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 will play in front of very small crowd in Week 2.
Vikings giving fans an opportunity to be in the stands at U.S. Bank Stadium, sort of.
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: DE Yannick Ngakoue addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Friday, On Joining The Vikings: “This Is A Special Place”
Camp Rewind: Vikings D-Line Features Young Stars, Emerging Players.
Presser Points: Zimmer Weighing Final Evidence Ahead of Roster Cuts.
Lunchbreak: Cronin Checks In On Justin Jefferson & Jeff Gladney’s Progression.
NFL Network’s Adam Rank goes through all 16 games on the Vikings 2020 NFL schedule and predicts their record for the season.
Mitch Trubisky to be Bears’ starting quarterback in Week 1.
(a quick check of Windy City Gridiron shows there fanbase is pleased)
Dolphins releasing former first-round QB Josh Rosen.
Washington planning to keep QB Alex Smith on 53-man roster.
Player cuts tracker: NFL teams finalizing 53-man rosters for 2020 season.
We come to today’s media selection: Pink Floyd - Time (2011 Remastered)
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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 wash your hands, wear a mask, don’t be a jerk and Welcome Aboard!
Topic of the Day: Who is your surprise cut today for the Vikings?