Free agency seems to be over for the Vikings, but is it? The Vikings can free up more cap room by converting the Hitman’s salary to a bonus but who is left to sign...especially along the offensive line, safety and edge (those are all still needs in my view). 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 Thursday, one more day until it’s weekend eve and time to plan the beer and meat menu for the weekend.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Chris notes the Vikings bring back RB Ameer Abdullah for RB depth and special teams.
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com: Get an inside look at new Vikings CB Patrick Peterson’s first day as a Minnesota Viking as he toured the TCO Performance Center, got fitted for his equipment and much more.
Minnesota Vikings 2021 Free Agency Tracker.
Lunchbreak: Vikings Rise in Latest NFL.com Power Rankings.
2021 NFL free agency tracker: Signings, trades, contract details for all 32 teams.
2021 NFL free agency: Wednesday roundup of latest news, buzz.
Patriots OL Justin Herron rescues woman from assault attempt in Arizona park.
Top 101 NFL free agents of 2021: Richard Sherman among best players available.
Bucky Brooks 2021 NFL mock draft 2.0: Jets pass on QBs in favor of Penei Sewell at No. 2
We come to today’s media selection: The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Purple Haze
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-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!