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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Monday June 21st, 2021

Monday Open Thread

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

Good Morning!

It’s the boring time of the NFL year since the draft and mini-camp are over, not much will happen until training camp starts, I’d expect RT Brian O’Neill’s extension to be announced during training camp and I could see the Vikings picking up a veteran player or two once cutdowns start. 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 Monday, time to get back to work, even for me.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Christopher ponders: updated look at the Vikings’ salary cap situation.

Vikings news from other sources:

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.

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

Kevin Williams to be Inducted into Vikings Ring of Honor.

League News:

NFL community celebrates Father’s Day.

Ranking NFL’s top five lockdown corners; plus, what Odell Beckham Jr.’s return means for Browns.

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

NFL teams commemorate Juneteenth holiday.

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:
-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-Leave the gender hatred at the door
-Keep the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags, if you must)
-Speaking of which, if discussing a newer show or movie, please use spoiler tags
-No pictures that could get someone fired or in serious trouble with their employer
-If you can’t disagree in a civil manner, feel free to go away
-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 the cows and Welcome Aboard!