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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Thursday September 2nd, 2021

Thorsday Open Thread

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Good Morning!

Lots of roster movement all over the league and for the Vikings yesterday, the only surprises were the veterans cut but then re-signed to get around the league IR rules. The Vikings at times did not have a long snapper or punter on their roster, although an aggressive and bold move probably would have backfired.

I see old friend Sean Mannion is being linked to the Vikings as a backup, surely there is someone else out there who can come in for a game or two and keep the Vikings competitive while Kirk sits out for....reasons.

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 sign 14 to practice squad, could be bringing back Sean Mannion.

Vikings re-sign Everson Griffen and Andrew DePaola, release Britton Colquitt.

Vikings make Herndon trade official, waive Jalyn Holmes.

Vikings place three players on injured reserve.

MarkSP18 ponders: 2021 Week 1 - Which College Players Are Future Vikings?

Christopher ponders: Irv Smith Jr. likely out for 2021 season.

Norse Code Podcast Episode 382: For Better Or, Usually, For Worse.

CTP’s In The Huddle - Final 53.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com: Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Wednesday and discussed Smith Jr.’s Prognosis and Trading For Herndon, Fluidity of The Roster Moving Forward and More.

From the Vikings Gazette: Minnesota Vikings Schedule Prediction: The Purple Start Strong.

League News:

2021 NFL season award predictions: Who’ll win MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year?

Eleven best members of the 2011 rookie class heading into 2021.

Debrief: 22 biggest moves from NFL cut-down day.

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:
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-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!