5:52 AM EDT, Fri March 22, 2019
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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: March 22nd, 2019

Minnesota Vikings News and Links: March 22nd, 2019

Weekend Eve Open Thread Good Morning! Well I guess it’s the end of an era for the Vikings; death, taxes and Marcus Sherels making the 53 every year is no longer a thing. Good luck to him and his career as it continues. I’m tempted to throw and obligatory “eff those guys” up here but I probably shouldn’t so I won’t. I’m exhausted, it’s time to carry on with our news and links open thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Fire up the mock drafts and drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and have another Mock Draft. Around the DN since...
11 hours ago
NFL Free Agency: Marcus Sherels to sign with New Orleans Saints

NFL Free Agency: Marcus Sherels to sign with New Orleans Saints

So now what are we going to argue about during Training Camp? For the past few seasons, one of the primary topics of debate for Minnesota Vikings fans during Training Camp was whether or not this would be the year that the team finally replaces punt returner Marcus Sherels. Sadly, we won’t have to worry about having that debate this year. Numerous sources are reporting that Sherels has agreed to a one-year contract with the New Orleans Saints. He becomes the third member of the Vikings to head to The Big Easy this offseason, following running back Latavius Murray and center Nick...
18 hours ago
Keep Dat - Week 2

Keep Dat - Week 2

Continuing the Keep Dat series with week 2... Week 1 Keep Dat - https://www.dailynorseman.com/2019/3/14/18248759/keep-dat-week-1-minnesota-vikings-offense The Vikings are in a 5 man pressure, they stack the box, and bluff the blitz on the left side. They bring 2 defenders up the right side B gap, and because Green Bay went empty(zero running backs in the backfield), they bluff the left tackle with no responsibility to force the guard 2 on 1. NFL Vikings are in a man beater in the end zone. Zimmer likely knew Green bay often calls man-match up concepts in the end zone...
20 hours ago
Introducing the ‘Minnesota Vikings All Time Greatest Playoff Victory’ Tournament

Introducing the ‘Minnesota Vikings All Time Greatest Playoff Victory’ Tournament

Let’s do some of our own March Madness Hi kids, and welcome to March Madness. With the NCAA Tournament kicking into high gear today, I know a lot of you have taken the day off of work and are going to gorge yourself on about 15 or 16 straight hours of college basketball. Whether you’re cheering for the Gophers, or you have another team, we’re all cheering against Duke, right? Because Duke. May your bracket not be busted dinner time tonight. In the spirit of the Madness, I thought it would be kind of fun to run our own Vikings-related tournament. We’ve done a couple of these in the...
Mar 21, 2019
Minnesota Vikings News and Links: March 21st, 2019

Minnesota Vikings News and Links: March 21st, 2019

Thorsday Open Thread Good Morning! Normally in the words up here that no one reads I throw something together about my job; I’m starting my seven on again so words and links will get shortened depending on what time I get home and how exhausted I am. However today will be a little different. As some of you might realize I have an affinity for fringe players, the underdog guys who either were UDFA’s or late round picks that play special teams in addition to being a backup for their offensive or defensive position. Thus today’s picture and media selection of Kyle Sloter. I think this...
Mar 20, 2019
Minnesota Vikings Free Agency Report: Josh Kline to sign with Vikings

Minnesota Vikings Free Agency Report: Josh Kline to sign with Vikings

HABEMUS GUARD! One of the big ‘to do’ things on Rick Spielman’s free agency list (insert a ‘your mom’ joke here) was to sign at least one offensive lineman. FINALLY, that appears to have happened: The Vikings have signed Josh Kline to a multi year deal, per source. 3 years, $15.75 million.— Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) March 20, 2019 How they came up with that kind of cabbage, I don’t know. After losing out on the Tom Compton and Nick Easton sweepstakes, the Vikings set their sites on Josh Kline. After arriving in Minneapolis last night, Vikings media went on...
Mar 20, 2019
NFL Free Agency Report: Jets to sign Trevor Siemian

NFL Free Agency Report: Jets to sign Trevor Siemian

Vikings East signs another cast off Last year the Minnesota Vikings wanted an experienced quarterback to backup Kirk Cousins, so they traded away a fifth round pick to ensure they got just that in one Trevor Siemian. One year later and zero regular season snaps later, Siemian is on his way to New York to backup Sam Darnold, per his agent: Excited for QB @TrevorSiemian agreeing to a one year deal with the @nyjets— Mike McCartney (@MikeMcCartney7) March 20, 2019 With the Vikings (stop me if you’ve heard this before ) tight against the salary cap, they weren’t going to be able to...
Mar 20, 2019
Norse Code Podcast Episode 272: Arrivals and Departures

Norse Code Podcast Episode 272: Arrivals and Departures

Arif and James are back to talk about all aspects of the Anthony Barr signing. We also look at the free agent misses, the restructures, departures, and why good people sign with hated enemies. Why are we constantly fighting the Jets for free agents? What is driving draft-twitter mad involving simulations on mock-drafts? What exactly is an ice bog? Also covered - why you should avoid hotels in Roseville. All this and the mailbag on this episode of Norse Code! *****Download Link Here***** Episode Notes: Haloti Ngata announced his retirement atop Mt. Kilimanjaro Roc Thomas will make his...
Mar 20, 2019
Wednesday Open Thread: March 20, 2019

Wednesday Open Thread: March 20, 2019

No O-linemen, but hey, we signed our kicker! Merry Wednesday, everyone! Well, this will be pretty brief. News is slow, baseball hasn’t really started (although Buxton is looking pretty good, isn’t he, five?), and my mind is too tired to ramble. I could either make up a bunch of fake stories & try to cause a riot, or just go to bed. I’d love to go with option #1, but I’ll save that for another day. Around the DN since our last open thread: The Vikings have re-signed Dan Bailey, per Ted. MarkSP18 will have to find another use for the sixth round picks in his mock drafts. Chris is...
Mar 20, 2019
Minnesota Vikings News and Links: March 20, 2019

Minnesota Vikings News and Links: March 20, 2019

No O-linemen, but hey, we signed our kicker! Merry Wednesday, everyone! Well, this will be pretty brief. News is slow, baseball hasn’t really started (although Buxton is looking pretty good, isn’t he, five?), and my mind is too tired to ramble. I could either make up a bunch of fake stories & try to cause a riot, or just go to bed. I’d love to go with option #1, but I’ll save that for another day. Around the DN since our last open thread: The Vikings have re-signed Dan Bailey, per Ted. MarkSP18 will have to find another use for the sixth round picks in his mock drafts. Chris is...
Mar 19, 2019
Report: Vikings interested in Sean Mannion as backup quarterback

Report: Vikings interested in Sean Mannion as backup quarterback

Y tho? It would appear that the Minnesota Vikings are in the market for a backup quarterback. Their primary backup from last year, Trevor Siemian, is currently a free agent and is reportedly set to meet with the New York Jets in the next couple of days. The direction that they’re reportedly looking in. . .at least from this writer’s perspective. . .doesn’t exactly inspire a ton of confidence. NFL Media also reports that the #Vikings, if they can't re-sign Siemian, have interest in Sean Mannion, last year's backup with the Rams. https://t.co/Py1vuDbcZd— Chris Tomasson...
Mar 19, 2019
Minnesota Vikings Free Agency Report: Dan Bailey re-signs with the Vikings

Minnesota Vikings Free Agency Report: Dan Bailey re-signs with the Vikings

Habamus Kicker! When free agency began, one of the needs the Vikings had was kicker. But let’s face it, kicker is always a need for the Vikings, because Vikings kickers have a hard time hitting water if they fall out of a boat on Lake of the Woods, much less...you know...making kicks. Last year’s heart attack inducer, Dan Bailey, looks like he’ll be returning: The #Vikings re-signed kicker Dan Bailey to a one-year, $1 million deal, source said. Max $2M with incentives.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 19, 2019 Bailey, if you’ll remember, was signed to replace Daniel...
Mar 19, 2019
Tuesday Open Thread: March 19, 2019

Tuesday Open Thread: March 19, 2019

The Vikings are officially straight outta’ Compton Happy Tuesday, everyone! The slow countdown to the draft continues, and we wait patiently. Meanwhile, free agents are looking for, and for some, finding new homes for the 2019 season.Sendejo is heading to Philly, Ameer Abdullah re-signed with the team, and alas, the Vikings are officially straight outta’ Compton. Yes, Tom Compton will be signing with the Jets, it’s hard to accept. Around the DN since our last open thread: Ted sheds some light on the Vikings offensive line strategy. I knew they had things under control. Andrew Sendejo...
Mar 19, 2019
Minnesota Vikings News and Links: March 19, 2019

Minnesota Vikings News and Links: March 19, 2019

The Vikings are officially straight outta’ Compton Happy Tuesday, everyone! The slow countdown to the draft continues, and we wait patiently. Meanwhile, free agents are looking for, and for some, finding new homes for the 2019 season.Sendejo is heading to Philly, Ameer Abdullah re-signed with the team, and alas, the Vikings are officially straight outta’ Compton. Yes, Tom Compton will be signing with the Jets, it’s hard to accept. Around the DN since our last open thread: Ted sheds some light on the Vikings offensive line strategy. I knew they had things under control. Andrew Sendejo...
Mar 18, 2019
2019 NFL Draft: Mock Wars, Tedisode 5.0: The Empire Mocks Back

2019 NFL Draft: Mock Wars, Tedisode 5.0: The Empire Mocks Back

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...no one did mock drafts Hi kids! How’s life treating you? Is it me, or does the acquisition of no interior offensive linemen so far feel like some kind of reality TV thing? Like, there’s some stooge currently sitting in his mancave, say in White Bear Lake, bitching and moaning about everything that’s gone on in Vikings free agency so far. And he writes on sites like this, other message boards, and social media, like hundreds of other folks. And at some point he’ll type ‘Hell Spielman, give ME a contract to play guard. I’ll take a...