Same as yesterday, there wasn’t an open thread when I woke up so I’ll throw one together now. It’s one of those days at my house, so I won’t be around much if at all. If I have time today I’ll put the mailbag post together, if not it will have to wait until my next off time. 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 Hump Day!
Around the DN since our last open thread:
It’s June 1st, which means the Vikings just picked up a whole bunch of cap space, because of Kyle Rudolph’s release.
Likely no compensatory picks coming for the Vikings in 2022.
The NFL’s International Series could be expanding to Germany.
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com: Gabe Henderson was joined by WR Justin Jefferson to talk about how the first handful of OTA practices have gone, how he plans on improving in 2021 after his standout rookie campaign, how he and Adam Thielen compliment each other, working with QB Kirk Cousins and more.
Xs & Os: Baldinger Says Christian Darrisaw ‘Kind of Makes People Disappear’
Thielen Foundation Launches Fundraiser to Return Friday Night Lights to Brooklyn Center.
Lunchbreak: Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf Urges Solidarity Against Antisemitism.
Delanie Walker to work out for 49ers on Wednesday.
2021 NFL season: Which non-QB rookie will have the biggest impact?
AFC West projected starters: Chiefs remain in driver’s seat, but is gap narrowing?
Patrick Mahomes: Aaron Rodgers joining AFC West would be ‘awesome’
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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 well and Welcome Aboard!