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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Thursday August 12th, 2021

Thorsday Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings Training Camp Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

Good Morning!

Joint practices continue leading up to this weekend’s preseason game, from what I’ve read online the defenses are well ahead of the offenses...as usual. This is the time for some of the bubble guys to cement a spot on the 53. 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 Thorsday, one more day until weekend eve.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Live updates from Broncos first joint practice with Vikings.

CTP’s In The Huddle - Zimmer, Oline & WRs, Stock Report.

Mike Zimmer tells us some things about the preseason opener.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com: The Voyage | Episode 02 | Season 3
On this episode of The Voyage, look back on some of the major free agent additions the Vikings made on the defensive side of the ball this offseason — Patrick Peterson, Dalvin Tomlinson and Xavier Woods — along with Michael Pierce, who opted out last season, as Head Coach Mike Zimmer looks to get that group back to the high level it’s been at during his tenure in Minnesota.

5 Observations: Vikings Have Up-And-Down Day in 1st Practice with Broncos.

League News:

2021 NFL preseason: 6 underdogs to believe in.

Seattle Seahawks release DE Aldon Smith.

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 tip the cows, try the tiger meat and Welcome Aboard!