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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: June 5th and 6th, 2021

Weekend Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings v Detroit Lions Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

Good Morning!

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:

The Daily Norseman Mailbag, June 4th, 2021: During the OTA’s mailbag, by me, duh.

Viking Hot Takes: Are You Worried? Flip and discuss the best divisions in the NFL, the Danielle Hunter and post-June 1 cap situations, quarterbacks, and fantasy sleeper.

Vikings finalize preseason schedule. We’ve got dates, times, and everything.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings CB Patrick Peterson was wired for sound during a recent OTA practice at the TCO Performance Center.

Lunchbreak: Cook, Jefferson Lead 6 Vikings on CBS Sports’ Top 100.

Xs & Os: Baldinger Says Wyatt Davis ‘Looks the Part’ in College Film.

League News:

Six intriguing NFL storylines to follow at mandatory minicamps.

Cam Newton exits Patriots OTAs after appearing to hit throwing hand on helmet.

Dolphins coach Brian Flores downplays Tua Tagovailoa’s playbook comment.

State of the 2021 New Orleans Saints: How will Sean Payton navigate life after Drew Brees?

Retired TE Greg Olsen’s son, TJ, to receive heart transplant.

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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 from a safe distance, try the shrimp and grits, and Welcome Aboard!