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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Friday August 20th, 2021

Friday Open Thread

Denver Broncos v Minnesota Vikings preseason NFL football

Good Morning!

Preseason game tomorrow vs the Colts, from my quick review the game will be on a couple of the traditional channels plus the NFL Network. As always with any preseason game, I hope it’s a good contest with no injuries on either side. Looking through Vikings.com it appears the starters are going to see their first action of the preseason, I’ll be watching the new and improved defensive line plus the usual along the offensive line. My expectation is Mond will get the QB2 reps this week since he’s been able to practice. As far as rookies to watch, Jones II, ISM and Davis.

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:

Kene Nwangwu suffers hyperextended knee against Broncos, but should be ready for the regular season opener.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com: Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Thursday on Goals and Plan For Starters vs. Colts, Importance For Backups To Improve This Week.

DT Sheldon Richardson addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Thursday and Talks About How He Fits In With Pierce and Tomlinson at DT.

3 Observations: Morning Practice Includes Picks and Touchdowns.

Cars, Clothing & Creating Change: Kendricks Collaborates on ‘Hippy Feet’ Apparel Collection.

From the Vikings Gazette: The Hall of Fame Series: John Randle.

League News:

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts out vs. Patriots because of illness; not COVID-19 related.

Jets DE Carl Lawson suffers ruptured Achilles in practice, will miss 2021 season.

NFL roundup: Latest league news from Thursday, Aug. 19.

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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!