Live from Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. September 3rd, 7 PM.
|2015 Pre Season Schedule|
|8/15||Tampa Bay||7 PM|
|8/29||@ Dallas||6 PM|
|9/03||@ Tennessee||7 PM|
|2015 Regular Season Schedule|
|9/14||@ San Francisco||9:20 PM|
|9/27||San Diego||12 PM|
|10/4||@ Denver||3:25 PM|
|10/18||Kansas City||12 PM|
|10/25||@ Detroit||12 PM|
|11/1||@ Chicago||12 PM|
|11/8||St. Louis||12 PM|
|11/15||@ Oakland||3:05 PM|
|11/22||Green Bay||12 PM|
|11/29||@ Atlanta||12 PM|
|12/10||@ Arizona||7:25 PM|
|12/27||NY Giants||12 PM|
|1/3||@ Green Bay||12 PM|
Important NFL Dates
Sept. 1: Prior to 4 p.m. ET, clubs must reduce their rosters to a maximum of 75 players on the active list.
Sept. 3: Final preseason games.
Sept. 5: Prior to 4 p.m. ET, clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players on the Active/Inactive List.
Sept. 5: Simultaneously with the cut-down to 53, clubs that have players in the categories of Active/Physically Unable to Perform or Active/Non-Football Injury or Illness must select one of the following options: place player on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform or Reserve/Non-Football Injury or Illness, whichever is applicable; request waivers; terminate contract; trade contract; or continue to count the player on the Active List.
Sept. 6: Claiming period for players placed on waivers at the final roster reduction will expire at 12 p.m. ET. Upon receipt of the personnel notice at approximately 1 p.m. ET, clubs may establish a practice squad of 10 players. No club, including the player's prior club, will be permitted to sign a player to a practice player contract until all clubs have received simultaneous notification via the above personnel notice that such player's prior NFL player contract has been terminated via the waiver system. After 4 p.m. ET, a club is permitted to place a player on Reserve/Injured as “Designated for Return.”
Sept. 10: At 12 a.m. ET, the Top 51 Rule expires for all NFL clubs.
Sept. 10, 13-14: Regular season opens.
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Vikings center John Sullivan still sidelined
Also not taking part in Tuesday’s shells-only practice were tight end Chase Ford, defensive tackle Shamar Stephen and linebacker Brian Peters.
Craig: Relax, there will be a role for Trae Waynes
Coach Mike Zimmer will find ways to use Waynes in a manner designed to help the team while developing a first-round talent.
Turner: Vikings offensive line still needs to jell
Judging from how Norv Turner talked about his offensive line after practice Tuesday, it’s a safe bet that many of the team’s starters on the line will get some work.
Vikings: Chad Greenway embraces role as team's elder statesman
When the Vikings waived long snapper Cullen Loeffler last week, the team's senior statesman tag moved to linebacker Chad Greenway.
Vikings rookie LB Eric Kendricks hoping for another shot at Marcus Mariota
Tennessee Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said Monday he hasn't decided if rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota will play against the Vikings in the final exhibition game of the season Thursday night.
Vikings rookie QB Taylor Heinicke hopes for last good impression
Rookie Taylor Heinicke has won the Vikings' third-string quarterback job.
Vikings release QB Kafka, roster at 75
The Minnesota Vikings got down to the mandated 75-man roster with the release of the QB.
Vikings video: Turner, O-line and depth
Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner discusses the offensive line play and development through four preseason games, the depth the team has on the offensive side of the ball and more.
Turner realizes challenges ahead on O-line
Norv Turner likes what he sees from a young right side of the Minnesota Vikings' offensive line, but defensive strategies will change in the regular season.
Unsure of role, Greenway could be two-down LB: 'Either way, I'm good'
Chad Greenway fought through the pain of fractured ribs, until coach Mike Zimmer and the Vikings staff decided he needed to take uncharacteristic time off last season.
Despite a rocky start to preseason, the former Michigan State star said he improves each week.
The undrafted rookie continued to push his candidacy for a spot as the team’s third quarterback with his 11-for-11 performance against the Cowboys on Saturday.
Xavier Rhodes relates to Trae Waynes' NFL adjustment
He went through his own struggles after leaving Florida State in 2013, but Rhodes flashed his All-Pro potential last season in his first season under head coach Mike Zimmer.
VikesCentric: The Patterson puzzle
Cordarrelle Patterson showed us again on Saturday night just how dangerous he can be, which is why he's so frustrating.
Robinson out for at least six weeks; Bykowski on injured reserve
Being placed on the injured Physically Unable to Perform list means that cornerback Josh Robinson will be out until at least Week 7. Center John Sullivan also missed practice again with back spasms.
Running back Williams focused on improving, not on team cuts
Dominique Williams has learned through that experience how to prepare for the process of training camp and the preseason, particularly with this franchise.
Zimmer on Trae Waynes: Not so fast with starter talk
Coach Mike Zimmer said it is not realistic that Waynes will start ahead of veteran Terence Newman when the Vikings open the season against San Francisco.
For Vikings QB Taylor Heinicke, perfection guarantees nothing
Vikings rookie quarterback Taylor Heinicke was perfect in Saturday's preseason game at Dallas. He wishes he hadn't been.
Vikings shelve Josh Robinson, Carter Bykowski; more cuts loom
Dominique Williams is the Vikings' leading rusher in the preseason, but that isn't making him feel any more comfortable with cuts looming.
Vikings: Mike Zimmer not ready to commit to Trae Waynes in starting lineup
Don't pencil rookie Trae Waynes into the Vikings' starting lineup just yet.
Vikings videos: Player interviews
Minnesota Vikings running back Dominique Williams, wide receiver Isaac Fruechte and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd meet with the media to discuss the preseason and developing this offseason.
Zimmer: Waynes had ‘best game’ of preseason
Trae Waynes is getting plenty of opportunities and is improving as he goes, but Xavier Rhodes has some things to work on, Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said.
Patterson ‘just another guy?’
Cordarrelle Patterson continues to be used as a backup on offense.
Vikings place CB Robinson on PUP, 1 move left
The Minnesota Vikings have one more roster move to make by 3 p.m. Central Tuesday after making two moves Monday.
Vikings video: Zimmer, preseason development
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer discusses the development of multiple players during the preseason and more.
Notebook: For Xavier Rhodes, the grad course in NFL corner is ongoing
Mike Zimmer doesn't just want his players to play football, he wants them to fully understand a very nuanced game.
Vikings waive/injured OT Carter Bykowski, move Robinson to reserve PUP
The Vikings only have one more roster move to make before Tuesday's deadline as they waive/injured offensive tackle Carter Bykowski and moved cornerback Josh Robinson to the reserve Physically Unable to Perform list.
Zimmer: Cowboys game 'by far' Trae Waynes' best outing in preseason
Mike Zimmer liked what he saw from rookie cornerback Trae Waynes on Saturday, but let's not put him in the starting lineup just yet.
MANSOUR: (Penultimate) 53-Man Roster Prediction
The final dress rehearsal for the starters has come and gone, with that we bring an updated 53-man roster prediction. With that, the CROSSED OUT players have already been cut or dealt with in another way.
Vikings Continue Trimming Roster towards 75
In making 11 cuts on Sunday afternoon, the Vikings were left with a handful of moves to make to trim the roster down to 75. Today they started making saod moves waiving injured tackle Carter Bykowski and placing Josh Robinson on the PUP list.
NOTEBOOK: Deeper Roster Makes Cuts Tougher For Zimmer in 2015
With right around 24 hours before the roster needs to officially be trimmed to 75 men, Mike Zimmer commented on how much more difficult cutting the roster this year is compared to that of one year ago.
Banyard, Bostick among the Vikings' first cuts
The Vikings now have 78 players on their active roster and must get down to 75 by Tuesday’s NFL deadline at 3 p.m.
Eric Kendricks cuts it loose, and four other takeaways from Saturday's win
For a rookie linebacker in his fourth preseason game, he looks very comfortable both against the run and in coverage.
Vikings cut Bostick, Banyard, nine others
The Vikings announced this evening that they have released 11 players, including tight end Brandon Bostick and running back Joe Banyard.
Vikings' stadium will trump Cowboys', Lester Bagley says
A Vikings executive says the Dallas Cowboys have the best stadium in the NFL. That is, until U.S. Bank Stadium opens next season.
Vikings' Gerald Hodges honors dad with 'Jr.' on jersey
Joe Banyard was the NFL's leading rusher in exhibition games last season. A year later, he didn't even make it to the end of the preseason.
Vikings' Gerald Hodges honors dad with 'Jr.' on jersey
Before getting the start Saturday at middle linebacker for the Vikings, Gerald Hodges had a surprise for his father.
Vikings' Chigbo Anunoby, Stephen Goodin eye med school
Two linemen were making small talk last week in the Vikings locker room. They weren't discussing anything about football or their plans for the weekend.
Vikings release 11, three more moves needed
The Minnesota Vikings released 11 players on Sunday on their way to Tuesday’s deadline to 75 players.
Vikings: Draft picks in danger
With an improving roster and 10 draft picks for the Minnesota Vikings, four could be seeking work in the next week.
Banyard, Bostick and Van Dyke among Vikings early cuts
Running back Joe Banyard and tight end Brandon Bostick were among 11 players released on Sunday.
Zulgad: Bridgewater's numbers are impressive but one play means more
Teddy Bridgewater's preseason statistics are impressive but in the big picture what do they really mean?
Final cut: Projected 53-man roster
In two weeks, the Vikings will kick off the regular season against San Francisco.
Bridgewater stands out in victory over Cowboys
Teddy Bridgewater hit on all seven of his passes in his likely last action before the season opens Sept. 14.
Vensel: Five key Vikings players from Saturday night
Vikings beat writer Matt Vensel breaks down the play of five Vikings from Saturday night:
Walsh booms a 50-yard punt, but misses another field-goal try
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Hodges 'felt natural' in his first career start at middle linebacker
The Vikings coach liked what he saw from Gerald Hodges in his first career start at middle linebacker.
Vikings go off the script for first Bridgewater-to-Wallace bomb
Fans who were clamoring for a big play from Mike Wallace finally got what they were hoping for.
Vikings report: Cordarrelle Patterson returns to form
It might be still be preseason, but anything that gets Cordarrelle Patterson going the Vikings really like.
Bridgewater outduels Romo, Vikings win 28-14
Teddy Bridgewater was as sharp as could be in the Minnesota Vikings’ 28-14 win.
Bridgewater stands out in victory over Cowboys
The quarterback completed all seven of his passes, adding to already strong preseason numbers.
Gallery: Vikings 28, Dallas Cowboys 14
Vikings remain undefeated in the preseason as the deadline for the first player cuts gets closer. Cordarrelle Patterson's 107 yard kick-off return was a big highlight from the night.
Vikings notes: Bridgewater, Wallace finally connect
Mike Wallace finished the game with 50 receiving yards on three catches. Teddy Bridgewater finished 7-for-7 for 76 yards.
Vikings beat Dallas, stay perfect in preseason
For three preseason games, speedster Mike Wallace had been stuck in the starting blocks. The Vikings finally got their wide receiver going Saturday night.
Bridgewater, Romo solid as Vikings edge Cowboys in preseason
Tony Romo threw two touchdown passes even as Dez Bryant again sat out for the Dallas Cowboys, who lost 28-14 to the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday night.
Five takeaways from Vikings vs. Cowboys
Mike Zimmer said he wasn't going to treat playing time any differently in the penultimate preseason game at AT&T Stadium against the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday night, and he didn't.