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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Friday March 12th, 2021

Friday Open Thread

Divisional Round - New Orleans Saints v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Good Morning!

Shoutout to Gone Fishin yesterday as he agreed to do the thread for me yesterday, I got slammed at work and didn’t get home until almost 1 am. Free agent frenzy has started...kind of with rumors and innuendo flying. In the Twitterverse @many are excited at the thought of FA QB Sean Mannion re-signing with the Vikings.@ My schedule will be changing, (more on that Monday when I post the mailbag article) for now it’s time for weekend eve. I know most of you watched the Oprah special last weekend, so today’s music selection is dedicated to all of you plus Hamilton was a great musical. If you look below, you’ll see I linked a story from Bleeding Green Nation; I’m as surprised as you are, that I would link anything from there....however if the words or subject in the article trigger you I’m going to recommend you step away from your computer and go for a walk. 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, plan the beer and meat menu for the weekend.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings GM Rick Spielman joined’s Gabe Henderson to talk about the recent release of TE Kyle Rudolph, the returns next season of Michael Pierce and Danielle Hunter, and much more.

Vikings 2021 Free Agency Outlook: Defensive Line.

Vikings Release Veteran Left Tackle Riley Reiff.

League News:

Ben Natan at Bleeding Green Nation posted: The NFL is using racist pseudoscience to punish former players.

Top 101 NFL free agents of 2021: Mitchell Schwartz, Eric Fisher among 50 best.

Texans coach David Culley: Deshaun Watson ‘is our starting quarterback as of right now

Six teams showing interest in Baltimore Ravens OT Orlando Brown Jr.

We come to today’s media selection: You’ll Be Back “Hamilton” Jonathan Groff

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, tip your waiter from a safe distance, and Welcome Aboard!


I saw a proposed trade between the Ravens and Vikings, swap of 1st round picks and trade of Orlando Brown Jr to the Vikings with Adam Thielen going to the Ravens. What say you?

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    Trade looks good, fills a need on the offensive line, the Vikings can find a WR in free agency or the draft.
    (34 votes)
  • 66%
    It’s a bad trade, swap of picks is fine (throw in a third) but if Thielen is traded all the Vikings have at WR is Jefferson.
    (323 votes)
  • 11%
    1st and a 4th is a starting price for Thielen.
    (56 votes)
  • 11%
    Phyre Rob
    (57 votes)
  • 3%
    Something else, put your answer in the comments.
    (15 votes)
485 votes total Vote Now