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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Thursday August 26th, 2021

Thursday Open Thread

NFL: AUG 21 Preseason - Colts at Vikings

Good Morning!

Hope you’re having a good week at work, or if you’re not I hope you get paid a bunch of dollars for your efforts. This is my week off service so I’m getting all the honey-do’s done from last week so my wife can come up with more, of course I’m kidding...kinda.

The Vikings travel to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs on Friday for their final preseason game, consistent with any preseason game I hope for no injuries for either side and for crying out loud will the Vikings offense please score a touchdown or two?

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:

Vikings waive Evin Ksiezarczyk, reach injury settlement with Riley Patterson.

CTP’s In The Huddle - Final 53, Griffen, & a Backup QB. Some of your favorite CTP personalities talked Vikings vs Colts, the need or not for a backup QB, the defense with Everson Griffen added, and the offense improvements, or not. Do you root for Kirk Cousins?

Anthony Barr might not be ready for the start of the regular season.

Fanpost by tebe_1: The Kings of Garbage Time.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com: The Voyage | Episode 03 | Season 3
On this episode of The Voyage, hear from several team leaders on the goals and expectations for the 2021 season as the Vikings hosted the Broncos for a pair of joint practices and a preseason contest. Plus, look at the return of fans to U.S. Bank Stadium.

3 Observations: Thielen & Jefferson More Involved as Vikings Close with Walk-Through.

Lunchbreak: Vikings Land at No. 18 in ESPN’s Preseason Power Rankings.

From the Vikings Gazette: 3 Up / 3 Down: Dye Shows Promise, Dantzler Struggles.

League News:

Bruce Arians says Buccaneers will implement own COVID-19 rules for road trips.

2021 NFL roster bubble: Notable players who could be traded or cut.

Broncos HC Vic Fangio names Teddy Bridgewater starting QB over Drew Lock.

2021 NFL season preview: Ranking all eight divisions.

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!