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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: June 19th and 20th, 2021

Weekend Open Thread

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

Good Morning!

The Vikings currently have around 10M in cap room for this year, will they go on a spending spree or save it for next year when the cap is likely to go up? I’d think they’ll start looking at the waiver wire and available FA’s as training camp begins, plus RT Brian O’Neil is going to be due a new contract soon. 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 the weekend, time to fire up the smoker and start chilling the beer.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Chris notes: QB Kellen Mond signs rookie contract.

The Daily Norseman Mailbag, June 18th, 2021.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com: The Vikings wrapped up the 2021 offseason program this week, with mandatory minicamp ending a day early as a reward from Head Coach Mike Zimmer. But it was an action-packed week both on and off the field, including a visit from Kevin Williams, who learned he will enter the team’s Ring of Honor later this year.

Lunchbreak: Vikings Among Top 10 ‘Best NFL Offseasons’ by CBS Sports.

6 Takeaways from Vikings 2021 Offseason Program.

League News:

Four outstanding issues as NFL teams break until training camp.

Tom Brady on playing until he’s 50: ‘Even for me, that’s a long time’

Patrick Mahomes’ next challenge in Kansas City: Learning to do more with less.

Jets encouraged by Zach Wilson’s desire to master offense following first minicamp.

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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!