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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Friday September 3rd, 2021

Weekend Eve Open Thread

NFL: AUG 27 Preseason - Vikings at Chiefs Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Good Morning!

Last night Twitter told me the Minnesota Golden Gophers were playing Ohio State, not THE, because I find that pretentious and annoying. I followed the game for a few minutes at work but (1) I was at work and was busy, (c) I don’t follow college football and don’t care. Why did I mention that you might ask? One week from yesterday we have live NFL football to watch with the Buccaneers taking on the Cowboys in Tampa Bay. Here’s to a good game with no significant injuries.

I see the roster keeps changing even through yesterday, RIP Colquitt, Welcome Aboard Jordan Berry who on paper looks like a better punter...yes Mark dudes who put their foot on the ball matter.

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 and a long weekend for most.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Vikings complete practice squad by making Sean Mannion signing official.

Vikings change direction at punter, sign former Steeler Jordan Berry.

Vikings sign WR Trishton Jackson to practice squad per Trishton Jackson.

Vikings Happy Hour - Vikings & Beer with Phil Mackey.

Unbelievable! - Initial Roster Set. BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald discuss Irv Smith Jr., Chris Herndon and the Vikings’ initial roster composition.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Fresh Off Red-Eye Flight, Mannion Not Wide-Eyed in Return to Vikings.

Vikings & SCHEELS Team Up to Deliver Special Back-to-School Surprise.

From the Vikings Gazette: Minnesota Vikings Schedule Prediction, Pt. 3: The Purple Strikes Back.

League News:

2021 NFL playoff predictions: Who will win hotly contested AFC North, NFC West?

Raiders signing ex-Seahawks LB K.J. Wright to one-year deal.

Top 25 Senior Bowl prospects entering the 2021 college football season.

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!