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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: January 28th, 2021

Thursday Open Thread

Jake Reed #86...

Good Morning, It’s Thursday!

I’m off-service starting today so I’ll be able to spend a little bit more time here posting and otherwise being my usual annoying self. It’s been a week and a day since I received by second Covid-19 vaccine, I didn’t have any side effects besides a one day history of arm soreness, of course I just rubbed some dirt on it. I’ll be posting the DN Mailbag™ tomorrow, I had a lot of questions again this week so look for it Friday morning. 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 Thursday, one more day until weekend eve.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris notes Mel Kiper, McShay post first mock drafts. Who do they have the Vikings selecting?

The Vikings will need to find cap space somewhere, but it won’t be via another Kyle Rudolph contract restructure, Chris has the details. Like I said with Stefon Diggs, it’s a short career and if a player thinks they can more money from another club good luck to him.

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald discuss Gary Kubiak’s retirement and the Packers’ elimination with Unbelievable! - More Coaching Turnover.

Vikings news from other sources:

From RB Dalvin Cook addressed the media via a conference call on Wednesday on Being Left Off The All-Pro Ballot, Gary Kubiak’s Departure and More.

Senior Bowl Top Tweets: Day 2.

Lunchbreak: Eric Kendricks & Irv Smith Jr. Make ESPN’s ‘All-Short-Guys Team
(I was second team)

League News:

Texans set to hire Ravens assistant David Culley as head coach.

Bad news, lovers of chaos: Packers, Aaron Rodgers belong together.

Rams expected to have open QB competition if Jared Goff isn’t traded.

Matthew Stafford landing spots: Six teams that should trade for QB.

We come to today’s media selection: Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:

-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-Take the gender hatred elsewhere, it won’t be tolerated
-Keep the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags, if you must)
-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, tip your waiter from a safe distance, have another beer, and Welcome Aboard!