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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Friday August 13th, 2021

Friday Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings Training Camp Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

Good Morning!

Preseason game tomorrow vs the Broncos, if I remember correctly the game will be carried live on the NFL Network, look for game threads to post Saturday. As always with any preseason game, I hope it’s a good contest with no injuries on either side. For the Kene Nwangwu and Ihmir Smith-Marsette fans out there it sounds like both of them are going to be given every opportunity to prove they belong on the 53 this weekend.

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 weekend eve, time to plan the beer and meat menu for the weekend and get the smoker fired up.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Daily Norseman is adding writers to our team: Come cover the Vikings with us!
(this is probably how I’m getting phyred)

Christian Darrisaw undergoes core-muscle procedure. The “hope” is that he’ll be ready for Week 1.

Blake Proehl suffers season-ending knee injury.

The Daily Norseman Mailbag, August 12th, 2021.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com: Full highlights from Thursday’s joint practice with the Broncos, which took place at the TCO Performance Center.

RB Dalvin Cook addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Thursday On What Motivated Him To Finish College Degree, Nwangwu’s High-End Speed, If He’ll Play In The Preseason.

DE Danielle Hunter addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Thursday “Everything Is Coming Back To Me But I Still Have To Get In Game Shape”

DE Danielle Hunter addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Thursday.

From the Vikings Gazette: Some Encouraging News From Minnesota’s Denver Practices.

League News:

Fans to be required to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test to attend Saints games.

Steelers trading Jaguars for LB Joe Schobert.

Tom Brady allowing no room for complacency in Bucs’ extraordinary quest to repeat.

NFL Power Rankings: Cowboys up, Colts down as preseason heats up.

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

Yes, I checked the settings last night so this posted at 4am as usual.