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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Friday June 18th, 2021

Weekend Eve Open Thread

NFL: JUN 16 Vikings Minicamp Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Good Morning!

Mailbag article will post this morning, I was hung up on one of the questions for the last two days so I decided to go with an answer in the comments and Ponder the question while I’m working and come up with an answer for the next mailbag. Thank you to everyone for your excellent questions, I’ve enjoyed bring the mailbag back to life here, it’s been a lot of fun so far. 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:

Vikings release Training Camp schedule for 2021: Tickets go on sale in a week!

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com: 2021 U.S. Bank Vikings Training Camp to Feature 14 Open Practices. Digital tickets available to Season Ticket Members beginning at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, and to the general public at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 24, at Vikings.com/camp

6 Takeaways from Vikings 2021 Offseason Program.

Rejuvenated Eric Kendricks Part of Vikings Offseason Replenishment.

3 Observations: Kendricks Displays All-Pro Form; Mond Hits 2 TEs for TDs.

League News from NFL.Com

Quarterback translator: Is Justin Fields truly the backup? Could Derek Carr prematurely retire?

Chiefs HC Andy Reid on Le’Veon Bell: ‘I enjoyed my time with him. I’m pulling for him

State of the 2021 Chicago Bears: Can Justin Fields halt the never-ending search for a quarterback?

Roundup: Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes doesn’t ‘see any problems moving forward’ with toe.

Bears’ Justin Fields: Andy Dalton has ‘completely taken me under his wing

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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 the cows and Welcome Aboard!