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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: August 7th and 8th, 2021

weekend open thread

NFL: Minnesota Vikings OTA
Obviously no plexiglass, so not a recent picture
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Good Morning!

Today’s lead art is obviously not recent, as Kirk Cousins isn’t surrounded by plexiglass. All fans including myself have an opinion on Kirk (he’s a moran) but he’s still QB1 this year until Ryck and Zimmer figure out how to trade him for a 1st and a 4th. 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 the weekend, time to fire up the smoker and start chilling the beer, or go to work.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Justin Jefferson injured in practice, reportedly not serious, it’s apparently a sprained AC joint.

Viking Hot Takes - Pads Are On and the Hitting Has Started, Flip’s positivity & Eric’s dad jokes all while answering team questions. No Plexiglas req’d.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com: Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Friday, Looks Ahead to Saturday’s Practice at U.S. Bank Stadium, Talks About Darrisaw’s Injury, Resting Veterans and More.

3 Observations: Justin Jefferson Leaves Practice with Apparent Injury.

Phil Rauscher’s Booming Voice Also Includes Finer Details for Vikings O-Line.

Steve Hutchinson’s Thoughts Detailed as ‘Football Immortality’ Approaches.

League News:

Josh Allen, Bills agree to six-year extension worth $258M.

49ers HC Kyle Shanahan: Trey Lance is ‘going to play for us this year’

Encouraging signs from Trevor Lawrence as Jaguars eye quick turnaround under Urban Meyer.

Roundup: Veteran OL Zach Fulton becomes latest Giants player to retire.

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 wash your hands, watch out for the dude behind the plexiglass and Welcome Aboard!