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Tuesday Open Thread: August 31, 2021

The waiting is the hardest part, per Tom Petty

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Oct. 3	-Tampa Bay - Minnesota Vikings — Minneapolis Mn, Sunday 10/3/99 Vikings vs Tampa----Vikings John Randle scopes up a Trent Dilfer fumble that he caused early in the 4h quarter as his teamate Tony Williams looks on.

Merry Tuesday, everyone!

Alright, so we’ve set off along the long, two-week journey between the pre-season and the regular season. We can expect roster moves, as the Vikings pare down to their final 53, but you never know, there could still be a trade or a free-agent signing thrown in the mix. Other teams are trimming their rosters as well, so a team that is deep at tight end or tackle may release a talented player who may be of interest.

I’m interested to gauge the level of optimism among the highly educated and extremely good-looking DN open thread audience.

Poll

How many regular-season wins do you predict the Vikings will get this year? (remember that there are 17 regular season games this season)

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    14-17 baby!
    (9 votes)
  • 50%
    10-13
    (249 votes)
  • 41%
    7-9
    (205 votes)
  • 6%
    3-6
    (30 votes)
  • 0%
    0-2, Hi Kodiak!!!!!
    (4 votes)
497 votes total Vote Now

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Things are looking positive for Anthony Barr and Tyler Conklin, Chris has the details.

So that you can keep up with the latest, Chris has a Minnesota Vikings Final Roster Cut Tracker.

Other Vikings/NFL news and random oddities and annoyances:

PFF has a tracker where you can keep up with the latest roster cuts from around the league.

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