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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Friday April 16th, 2021

Weekend Eve Open Thread

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Good Morning!

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.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

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

Chris ponders: Who would play Mike Zimmer in his biopic? There’s a reason we’re asking. ranks Rick Spielman among league’s best drafters.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Could The Vikings Fortify The Offense By Adding Another Elite WR With Their First Round Pick? | 2021 Draft Preview.’s Gabe Henderson is joined by former Gophers WR and “Vikings GameDay Live’s” Ron Johnson to look at the wide receiver class available to team’s in this year’s NFL Draft.

Kiper: Vikings Needs Lining Up with O-Line Supply.

2021 NFL Draft Prospects for Vikings: Centers & Guards.

League News:

Charley Casserly 2021 NFL mock draft 2.0: Washington trades up for QB Trey Lance.

NFL announces tri-exclusive official sports betting partners.

NFC South roster reset: Bucs in driver’s seat as foes encounter major change.

Browns, Giants, Raiders, ‘majority’ of Bears players announce they will skip voluntary in-person offseason workouts.

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