As most of you know I live in Florida, I wear a Vikings themed mask and rarely get comments on it until the recently, since the trade of Yannick Ngakoue from the Jacksonville Jaguars to the Vikings I’m getting a lot of “bro you stole our best DE” or “dude he’s a beast.” I’m beginning to buy into the hype and hope Ngakoue shines this year and can get a long term deal with the Vikings. Speaking of hype, one week from today our favorite football team takes the field against the Packers. 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 Sunday, still time to fire up the grill 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.
Your Minnesota Vikings 53-man roster (for now). This will undoubtedly change today.
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: Former Vikings linebacker Ben Leber and current sideline analyst joined Gabe Henderson to give his take on the roster moves announced on Saturday as the Vikings announced their initial 53-man roster.
On the Roster: A Look at the Vikings Initial 53 for 2020.
GM Roseman: Eagles ‘not actively shopping’ WR Alshon Jeffery.
Saturday’s notable releases: Titans cut QB Trevor Siemian, Packers part ways with WR Jake Kumerow.
Texans QB Deshaun Watson agrees to 4-year, $160M extension.
Pass rusher Shaquem Griffin released by Seahawks.
Player cuts tracker: NFL teams finalizing 53-man rosters for 2020 season.
We come to today’s media selection: George Thorogood and the Destroyers - I drink alone
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-No discussion of politics or religion
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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!