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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: July 10th and 11th, 2021

Weekend Open Thread

Chris Hovan (L) and John Randle (R) of the Minneso Photo credit should read CRAIG LASSIG/AFP via Getty Images

Good Morning!

We’re nearing the end of the deadzone of useful NFL news, it gets more and more difficult to fill the space up here with @meaningful words@ during the offseason but particularly after the draft and OTA’s. I posted a tweet below from The Vikings Gazette since they were nice enough to include me, apparently they don’t know me very well (yet). I’ll start working on the mailbag this weekend between patients and get it posted either Monday or Tuesday for questions with the followup post with answers on Friday. My wife and I are taking the plunge next week, we’re going to spend a couple of days in St. Augustine seeing the sites and sampling the local restaurants...we’ve been there before so we know where we’re going.

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, or go to work.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Former Vikings players and coach Pete Bercich heads back into the film room to look at RB Kene Nwangwu, a fourth round pick who has a chance to electrify the team’s kick and punt return units given his game-breaking ability.

Former Vikings players and coach Pete Bercich heads back into the film room to look at DE Janarius Robinson, a fourth round pick out of Florida State.

From The Vikings Gazette: Some really good answers here by various independent writers and one moran.

League News:

What NFL can learn from Tampa Bay Lightning’s back-to-back titles; five most underrated players.

Larry Fitzgerald on coming back for 18th season in 2021: ‘I haven’t decided anything

Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore on contract situation: ‘I just want what I’m worth

Allen Robinson extension with Bears unlikely ahead of next week’s deadline.

Chiefs DE Frank Clark charged with felony possession of assault weapon.

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:
-No discussion of politics or religion
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-Leave the gender hatred at the door
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-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!