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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Thursday April 1st, 2021

Thursday Open Thread

Chicago Bears v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Good Morning!

With the Dakota Dozier signing the Vikings have solved the debate here whether they’ll address the interior of the offensive line in free agency, whether that was a wise move remains to be seen. I’m on service until Sunday however I did see a suggestion to do a mock draft and let everyone be the GM of a team; I’ll be throwing that together sometime next week while I’m off, look for an announcement here, but we’ll do the draft in the fanposts...consistent with me there will be rules though. 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:

Minnesota Vikings 2021 Offseason Activity Tracker. All the moves the Vikings are making in one place.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Wednesday.

Presser Points: Zimmer on Hunter’s Status, Replacing Reiff & the 17th Game.

Lunchbreak: Harrison Smith & Fran Tarkenton Among Top 5 Drafted at No. 29

League News:

Bucky Brooks’ top five 2021 NFL Draft prospects by position 2.0

Florida, Kentucky, LSU, Notre Dame, Wake Forest pro days: Kyle Pitts, Ja’Marr Chase post eye-popping 40s.

Robert Kraft admits Patriots need to get quarterback ‘solidified’

Lawsuits against Deshaun Watson now at 21; QB’s lawyer releases statements of support from massage therapists.

We come to today’s media selection: Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK
(I’ve had this stuck in my head for the past couple days, yore welcome)

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!


Okay armchair GM’s it’s time. I’m proposing we do a mock draft of the 1st round (maybe 2nd) in the Fanposts, I’ll be the commish, you get to be the GM. Look for a post next week in the Fanpost section.

This poll is closed

  • 44%
    Sounds fun, I’ll sign up for a team
    (52 votes)
  • 20%
    Boring, I’m going to sit around and complain.
    (24 votes)
  • 34%
    Phyre Rob
    (40 votes)
116 votes total Vote Now