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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Thursday June 10th, 2021

Thursday Open Thread

Wild Card Round - Minnesota Vikings v New Orleans Saints Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Good Morning!

It’s the doldrums of meaningful news out of the Vikings right now, mandatory mini-camp starts next Tuesday so maybe we’ll have some resolution to the Hunter drama before then. Schadenfreude continues with the team to the east of Minnesota, like GA Skol said yesterday the A-a-ron drama is likely to drag out until camp but I think we’d be surprised if he doesn’t report to camp.....but I hope not. 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 Thorsday, one more day until weekend eve!

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Christopher notes: It sounds like the Texans wanted Kellen Mond in the 2021 NFL Draft, but the Vikings got him instead.

Wludford ponders: Is it Too Early to be Optimistic About the Vikings Offensive Line?

Danielle Hunter Update.

Norse Code Podcast Episode 374: Cruzazulear. Arif and James are back to discuss the recent signings at corner, the corner depth chart, and if adding another corner adds half a win to the team statistically. They also go over OTAs, Hunter’s potential holdout, and when its okay to walk away from a Blackjack table.

Vikings news from other sources:

From’s Gabe Henderson talked with RB Dalvin Cook after OTA No. 7 to discuss his offseason training, helping the younger players develop, goals he has for both the team and himself, how tough the upcoming season will be playing without his dad, and more.

Mike Zimmer Foundation Golf Classic Returns After 2020 Hiatus.

Vikings Sign CB Amari Henderson.

Xs & Os: How Patrick Jones II Can Make ‘Instant Impact’ with Vikings in 2021.

League News:

NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala highlights her top five WR duos for 2021.

Titans GM Jon Robinson: Julio Jones trade ‘a move that we needed to make

Saints coach Sean Payton planning to build offense ‘a little bit’ around QB who wins starting gig.

Nine NFL bandwagons to hop on in 2021: Tennessee Titans, Joe Burrow and Brandon Staley top the list.

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:
-No discussion of politics or religion
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-Leave the gender hatred at the door
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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 very well, it’s been a tough year and a half and Welcome Aboard!

Go Knights!