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2017 Pre Season Schedule
Date Opponent Time
8/10 @ Buffalo 6 PM
8/18 @ Seattle 9 PM
8/27 San Francisco 7 PM
8/31 Miami 7 PM
2017 Regular Season Schedule
9/11 New Orleans 6:10 PM
9/17 @ Pittsburgh 12 PM
9/24 Tampa Bay 12 PM
10/1 Detroit 12 PM
10/9 @ Chicago 7:30 PM
10/15 Green Bay 12 PM
10/22 Baltimore 12 PM
10/29 Cleveland (London) 8:30 AM
11/5 Bye N/A
11/12 @ Washington 12 PM
11/19 LA Rams 12 PM
11/23 @ Detroit 11:30 AM
12/3 @ Atlanta 12 PM
12/10 @ Carolina 12 PM
12/17 Cincinnati 12 PM
12/23 @ Green Bay 7:30 PM
12/31 Chicago 12 PM

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April 27-29: NFL Draft (Philadelphia, Penn.).

April 29: After the final selection in the Draft has been made, clubs may begin signing Undrafted Free Agents who were eligible for the 2016 Draft.

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Dalvin Cook and the Stories Behind the Red Flags
The concerns NFL teams have with Cook’s off-the-field history can be traced back to his middle school days. Some of it is Cook’s doing, some of it the product of a hard upbringing, and some of it is from the imagination of a man set on sabotaging him. MMQB SI.com April 28, 2017

Vikings trade up again, draft offensive lineman Pat Elflein in third round
The Vikings traded up again Friday night, leaping nine spots to draft Ohio State offensive lineman Pat Elflein at 70th overall. Star Tribune April 28, 2017

Five things to know about Dalvin Cook, new Vikings running back
Get to know Vikings running back Dalvin Cook. Star Tribune April 28, 2017

Vikings trade up, draft Florida State RB Cook in second round
The Vikings traded up with the Bengals and with the 41st pick ended Florida State running back Dalvin Cook’s fall. Star Tribune April 28, 2017

Vikings draft Ohio State offensive lineman Pat Elflein in third round
The Vikings on Friday picked up a much-needed offensive lineman. Minnesota took Ohio State’s Pat Elflein with the No. 70 pick in the third round of the NFL draft. He played guard his first three years with Buckeyes before shifting last year to center. Pioneer Press April 28, 2017

Vikings select Florida State running back Dalvin Cook in second round
The Vikings on Friday night traded up to take Florida State running back Dalvin Cook in the second round of the NFL draft. Pioneer Press April 28, 2017

VIDEO: Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman on Dalvin Cook's character
Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman is confident Dalvin Cook's character issues are in the past. Viking Update April 28, 2017

VIDEO: Dalvin Cook, home run hitter for the Minnesota Vikings
Some of Dalvin Cook's longest runs with Florida State show the elusiveness the Minnesota Vikings are getting. Viking Update April 28, 2017

New Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook draft hype video
The predraft hype video for the new Minnesota Vikings running back, Dalvin Cook. Viking Update April 28, 2017

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher praises Dalvin Cook's big-play ability
The Minnesota Vikings only had 24 rushes of more than 10 yards last season. Their second-round draft pick Dalvin Cook had a run of 30 or more yards in seven of 13 games last season. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 28, 2017

Vikings trade up again, grab offensive lineman Pat Elflein
Two trades up. Two needs filled. The Minnesota Vikings traded up for the second time on Friday night, sending No. 79 and a fifth-round pick to the Jets to acquire the 70th overall selection, to pick Ohio State Pat Elflein, who played both center and guard for the Buckeyes. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 28, 2017

Watch new Vikings RB Dalvin Cook's college highlight reel
The Vikings have a loaded backfield bursting with talent. Don’t believe us? 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 28, 2017

With Dalvin Cook pick, Vikings' backfield is stacked
Back in 2015, Minnesota Vikings’ offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur was the OC for the Philadelphia Eagles where they used DeMarco Murray, Darren Sproles and Ryan Mathews. They combined for 2,414 yards from scrimmage. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 28, 2017

Vikings trade up, select Florida State RB Dalvin Cook
The Minnesota Vikings weren’t without a franchise running back for very long. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 28, 2017

Vikings Trade For The Third Time, This Time Back To 104 Adding a 4th & 7th Round Pick
It's been a crazy active night for the Minnesota Vikings who just completed their third trade of the evening. KFAN.com April 28, 2017

'A 10-year starter in the league...' Good grades keep rolling in for Vikings draft class [WATCH]
"To me, this is going to be a 10-year starter in the league." KFAN.com April 28, 2017

WATCH: New Viking Pat Elflein discusses his transformation to center at the NFL Combine
KFAN.com April 28, 2017

WATCH: New Vikings Center Pat Elflein Was Featured On B1G's 'The Journey'
KFAN.com April 28, 2017

Check out this game tape of Pat Elflein going up against Clemson in 2016 [VIDEO]
Third round pick Pat Elflein. KFAN.com April 28, 2017

Vikings Trade Up Again, This Time in 3rd Rd To Select OSU OL Pat Elflein
The Vikings are a wheeling and a dealing tonight as we are now underway in the 3rd round of the 2017 NFL Draft. This time trading up with the New York Jets to get pick #70, the Vikings looked to bolster their offensive line by taking Ohio State OL Pat Elflein. KFAN.com April 28, 2017

WATCH: The NFL Network 'Instant Draft Grade' thinks pretty highly of the Vikings taking Dalvin Cook
"You've got a guy who can do everything for you." KFAN.com April 28, 2017

Dalvin Cook: 'I'm going to work my tail off' for the Minnesota Vikings
With question marks popping up on his character and health leading up to Draft night last night and then again as the second round kicks off today, Dalvin Cook met the Minnesota media via conference call from Miami and said he's not running from any of his past. KFAN.com April 28, 2017

Despite Off The Field Reports, Viking Have 'No Concerns' Bringing RB Dalvin Cook To Minnesota
While on the field health concerns factored in a little bit, it was the off the field situations that likely bumped new Vikings running back Dalvin Cook back into the second round. KFAN.com April 28, 2017

The Vikings are getting a 'tremendous player' according to FSU HC Jimbo Fisher
Statement from Jimbo Fisher: KFAN.com April 28, 2017

Did you know, new Vikings RB Dalvin Cook fell in the draft as an unknown assailant sabotaged his draft stock this week?
We're all doing a bit of a crash course on the new Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook. KFAN.com April 28, 2017

WOW! This Dalvin Cook Highlight Reel is going to excite Vikings fans! [VIDEO]
2nd round pick Dalvin Cook. KFAN.com April 28, 2017

10 intriguing prospects still available to Vikings tonight in Round 2 of draft
With the 48th overall pick, there is a good chance a handful of these 10 intriguing prospects will still be available to the Vikings, including guard Forrest Lamp of Western Kentucky. Star Tribune April 28, 2017

Vikings need much more from Treadwell, others drafted last year
Just as important as this weekend's Vikings draft picks -- if not more so -- is the need for the players taken in the 2016 draft to step up and be more of a presence than they were as rookies. Star Tribune April 28, 2017

Vikings stay patient in NFL draft, wait their turn for second-round moves
For nearly four hours Thursday night, GM Rick Spielman and the Vikings, with no first-round selection, watched NFL rivals bolster rosters. Minnesota is not scheduled to pick until No. 48 on Friday night. Star Tribune April 28, 2017

Hartman: Fruechte in line for more playing time with Vikings
The former Gophers wideout has learned much on the practice squad and feels ready to help Vikings. Star Tribune April 28, 2017

Vikings' collapse inspires offseason changes for key contributors
Memo to opposing receivers: Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes has taken up boxing. OK, so it’s not exactly like that. Rhodes hasn’t faced anybody in the ring. But Rhodes put on the gloves for workouts as part of his offseason training regiment. Pioneer Press April 28, 2017

NFL Draft: Who's available for the Vikings in Round 2?
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman stood pat during Round 1 of the NFL Draft on Thursday night, but the wait is (almost) over. The Vikings have one pick in Round 2 (No. 48) and two picks in Round 3 (No. 79 and No. 86) of tonight’s portion. Pioneer Press April 28, 2017

NFL draft: Spectators in first round, Vikings set sights on second
More became known Thursday night about the Sam Bradford trade. Pioneer Press April 28, 2017

Minnesota Vikings are late to the party, but ready to party hearty
Roger Goodell won't announce a Minnesota Vikings pick, but the water is fine for Minnesota to enter as the war room assesses the landscape of the 2017 draft ready to make their picks. Viking Update April 28, 2017

Draft fans in Philadelphia already trolling Vikings for Bradford trade
With the start of the draft hours away, the festivities are already heating up in Philadelphia, where the draft is being held. And it appears the Vikings might take the brunt of the trolling from Eagles fans Thursday night. Star Tribune April 27, 2017

Deal 'em? Vikings have history of draft-day juggling acts under Spielman
Three times under GM Rick Spielman, the Vikings have made trades to get an extra pick in the first round. What are the chances of a Thursday night surprise to improve the Vikings' draft position? Star Tribune April 27, 2017

Hartman: Zimmer assesses what Vikings could do in draft, free agency
Even though the Vikings don't have a first-round pick Thursday night, coach Mike Zimmer expects talent to still be available. Star Tribune April 27, 2017

Reusse: History hasn't been kind to Vikings in years without a No. 1 pick
No matter the rhetoric coming for Winter Park, history tells us a draft without a No. 1 is more likely to be a dry well than a gusher. Star Tribune April 27, 2017

Vikings' all-time greatest draft steals: Into the top 10
This list encompasses several different eras of the draft and goes all the way back to the Vikings’ first draft in 1961. Star Tribune April 27, 2017

Vikings: End Everson Griffen could be a rover in 2017
While lining up at right defensive end for the past three seasons, Everson Griffen recorded 30 1/2 sacks. Next season, opposing quarterbacks might not know where he is coming from. Pioneer Press April 27, 2017

2017 MINNESOTA VIKINGS NFL DRAFT GUIDE
Information on the Minnesota Vikings' 2017 draft, from where they pick to position analysis, links to stories, mock drafts and more. Viking Update April 27, 2017

Minnesota Vikings teammate hoping Sharrif Floyd’s knee ‘starts acting right’
Minnesota Vikings teammates are hoping Sharrif Floyd returns to full health. Viking Update April 27, 2017

With top offensive line prospects falling, Vikings could consider move up for top lineman
For many draft analysts, Forrest Lamp of Western Kentucky was the best offensive lineman in the 2017 draft. On Day 1, the people making the picks disagreed. Lamp was not selected, which may open the Vikings to a move up in the second round to pick him. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 27, 2017

Zulgad's 3-and-out: Will Zimmer go on the defensive in making his case for Vikings' first pick?
The Vikings spent the opening round of the NFL draft on Thursday as spectators, the price for sending their first-round pick to Philadelphia for Sam Bradford just before last season. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 27, 2017

In Vikings best case scenario, these 10 players will still be available after Round 1
Without a first-round pick, the Minnesota Vikings will be watching Round 1 of the NFL Draft with hopes that players high ranked on their draft board make it to Round 2. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 27, 2017

The 10 most interesting players in the NFL Draft
Lacking a first-round pick has taken some of the drama out of the NFL Draft for Minnesota Vikings fans, but this year’s crop of prospects offers plenty of intrigue. Here at the 10 players who either have the best storyline or have been the most debated throughout draft season: 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 27, 2017

Sharrif Floyd's uncertain future pushes defensive tackle to top of Vikings' draft needs
With Sharrif Floyd in the lineup, the Minnesota Vikings’ defensive line is a nightmare for opposing teams. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 27, 2017

No first-round pick? No problem. 5 things Vikings fans can watch for in Round 1
When the Minnesota Vikings traded their 2017 first-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles for quarterback Sam Bradford, they also traded away most of the fun that fans have with the first round of the NFL Draft. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 27, 2017

What the Vikings do in this weekend's NFL Draft could tip their hand on Teddy Bridgewater's future
I still get depressed whenever I talk about this, because man we thought that we had The Man on roster and in the fold. KFAN.com April 27, 2017