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2018 Pre Season Schedule
Date Opponent Time
8/11 @ Denver 8 PM
8/18 Jacksonville 12 PM
8/24 Seattle 7 PM
8/30 @ Tennessee 7 PM
2018 Regular Season Schedule
9/9 San Francisco 12 PM
9/16 @ Green Bay 12 PM
9/23 Buffalo 12 PM
9/27 @ Los Angles 7:20 PM
10/7 @ Philadelphia 3:25 PM
10/14 Arizona 12 PM
10/21 @ NY Jets 12 PM
10/28 New Orleans 7:20 PM
11/4 Detroit 12 PM
11/11 Bye N/A
11/18 @ Chicago 12 PM
11/25 Green Bay 7:20 PM
12/2 @ New England 3:25 PM
12/10 @ Seattle 7:15 PM
12/16 Miami 12 PM
12/23 @ Detroit 12 PM
12/30 Chicago 12 PM

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NFL Calendar 

May 17-20 NFLPA Rookie Premiere. Invited Rookies (typically, first and/or second-round selections) must be permitted by their respective clubs to attend. Such players are unavailable for offseason workouts, OTA days, and minicamps during this period.

May 21-23 Spring League Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.

June 1 Deadline for prior club to send “June 1 Tender” to its unsigned Restricted Free Agents who received a qualifying offer for a right of first refusal only in order for such player to be subject to the CBA’s “June 15 Tender” provision.

June 2 For any player removed from the club’s roster or whose contract is assigned via waivers or trade on or after June 2, any unamortized signing bonus amounts for future years will be included fully in team salary at the start of the 2019 League Year.

June 15 Deadline for club to withdraw qualifying offer to Restricted Free Agents and still retain exclusive negotiating rights by substituting “June 15 Tender” of one-year contract at 110 percent of the player’s prior-year Paragraph 5 Salary (with all other terms of his prior-year contract carried forward unchanged).

Late June Rookie Transition Program to be held at individual clubs. Attendance is mandatory for all rookies.

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Vikings ask cap guy Rob Brzezinski to pull a rabbit out of that hat
In two-plus decades of managing the NFL salary cap, Rob Brzezinski has negotiated more than $1 billion in contracts and a handful of landmark deals. Star Tribune May 19, 2018

Vikings projected to land four compensatory picks in 2019
The Minnesota Vikings had a busy offseason. Not only did they sign a franchise quarterback, but let three proven starters walk. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 19, 2018

Zimmer camp honors late wife, educates kids
Showcasing the Minnesota Vikings’ new facility and expanding to two days of a youth football camp, the Mike Zimmer Foundation is in the midst of educating 700 kids throughout the Twin Cities community about football, exercise, diet and education. 24/7 Sports May 19, 2018

'QB Confidence Index' illustrates what Vikings gained with Kirk Cousins
The Vikings were No. 9 out of 32 teams in this week’s rankings, which feels about right. Star Tribune May 18, 2018

Rundown of Vikings 2018 free agent moves
The Minnesota Vikings have been hard at work this offseason working to build their roster into the Super Bowl contender they expect it to be moving forward and have been as busy as anyone despite not necessarily throwing around huge money at multiple spots. 24/7 Sports May 18, 2018

Vikings offensive trio named fifth-best in NFL
The Minnesota Vikings already had one of the best offensive attacks in the league heading into the offseason, but the addition of quarterback Kirk Cousins has pundits and analysts everywhere throwing high praise and expectations the way of the team that general manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer have crafted. 24/7 Sports May 18, 2018

Vikings 90-man roster updated: Week of May 18
The Minnesota Vikings 90-man roster is still at 90 after the NFL Draft and undrafted free agent signings. However, a few of those UDFAs are now in search of new teams after a batch of tryout players signed on Monday. Now, they have until the final week of the preseason to trim things down to 53 players. 24/7 Sports May 18, 2018

Diggs focused on 2018, not big contract waiting for him
The accolades continue to pile up for Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs. Earlier this week, he made his first stop on the NFL’s Top 100 Players list. 24/7 Sports May 18, 2018

Stefon Diggs joins the NFL Network to talk Kirk Cousins
"He has some great energy and I like running routes for him." KFAN.com May 18, 2018

Diggs lands on PFF’s top 25 under 25 list
Earlier this week, Pro Football Focus named the Minnesota Vikings’ receiving group as the best in the NFL. On Friday, the football analytics site tabbed receiver Stefon Diggs as one of the league’s best players under 25 years old. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 18, 2018

Diggs: Contract situation will ‘figure itself out’
Appearing on NFL Network Thursday, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs was asked about a potential pay day coming his way. Diggs is set to be a free agent after this season. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 17, 2018

Vikings to host Jacksonville Jaguars for joint practices at training camp
As part of the first training camp at their brand-new facility in Eagan, the Vikings will play host to the Jacksonville Jaguars for a pair of joint practices Aug. 15-16. Pioneer Press May 17, 2018

10 biggest Vikings questions for 2018 season
The Minnesota Vikings head into the 2018 season as one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl and have the look of a contender on paper, but there are no shortage of question marks surrounding this group. 24/7 Sports May 17, 2018

Vikings duo of Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen named best in NFL
The calling card of the Minnesota Vikings lies on the defensive side of the ball, where the team finished with the No. 1 unit in the league last year. However, a pair of their offensive weapons are being called the best duo in the league at their respective position. 24/7 Sports May 17, 2018

Five breakout candidates for Vikings in 2018
The Minnesota Vikings have one of the most loaded rosters in the league, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Because of that, it does not seem like there is a whole lot of opportunity for surprises to emerge, but one only needs to go back as far as the last few seasons to see where new variables enter the mix and become breakout players for this team. 24/7 Sports May 17, 2018

Vikings announce plans to host Jaguars for join Training Camp practices
The Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars have announced the two teams will conduct joint practices prior to the their preseason matchup on Saturday, August 18, at U.S. Bank Stadium. KFAN.com May 17, 2018

Vikings, Chris Kluwe come together to create LGBTQ event at team headquarters
The gathering is part of a deal with former punter Chris Kluwe, aiming to promote inclusion. Star Tribune May 16, 2018

Vikings to become first team to host LGBTQ summit
The Minnesota Vikings are set to make history next month as the first team in the NFL to host a summit to promote LGBTQ inclusion in sports and raise funds for organizations in the field as they look to bring about a larger awareness to the cause at a professional level. 24/7 Sports May 16, 2018

What David Parry signing could mean for Vikings
David Parry has signed with the Minnesota Vikings and the picture looks like it could be all but finalized heading into the summer and preseason in terms of the rotation at defensive tackle. 24/7 Sports May 16, 2018

Vikings very slight favorites to win NFC North in 2018
The Minnesota Vikings’ odds for the Super Bowl and NFC were already known and updated after the draft, but this week Bovada.lv also released its odds for the divisional winners. 24/7 Sports May 16, 2018

Report: Vikings sign former Colts, Saints DT Parry
The Minnesota Vikings have added another defensive tackle to the mix as they approach organized team activities. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 16, 2018

ESPN’s fantasy experts are very high on the Vikings’ offense
If the fantasy football experts at ESPN are correct, the Minnesota Vikings will be having a huge year on the offensive side under new coordinator John DeFilippo. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 16, 2018

Meet the Vikings draft picks: Defensive lineman Jalyn Holmes
“We still think he’s got a lot of raw, untapped potential,” head coach Mike Zimmer said. Star Tribune May 16, 2018

Meet the Vikings draft picks: Tight end Tyler Conklin
Conklin has his sights set on being an all-around player for the Vikings after catching 77 passes for 1,064 yards and 11 touchdowns in two seasons for Central Michigan. Star Tribune May 15, 2018

Revisiting Vikings 2018 needs and how they addressed them
The Minnesota Vikings had a nucleus in place already heading into this offseason that had resulted in NFC North titles in two of the last three seasons and their most recent campaign leaving them just a win away from the Super Bowl, but that does not mean there was not room for upgrades to be made to keep them there. 24/7 Sports May 15, 2018

Mike Zimmer ProCamp slated for this weekend
Mike Zimmer’s youth football camps at the Minnesota Vikings’ new Twin Cities Orthopedics Center in Eagan will be held this Saturday and Sunday. 24/7 Sports May 15, 2018

Ranking the Vikings starting players on offense
The Minnesota Vikings offense broke out as one of the best in the league with a bunch of pieced together weapons and a quarterback in Case Keenum that nobody expected to be as successful as he was. 24/7 Sports May 15, 2018

Pro Football Focus ranks Vikings’ receivers as NFL’s best
In a piece by PFF published on ESPN Insider, the football analytics gurus named the Minnesota Vikings’ receiving corps No. 1 in the league. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 15, 2018

Brian Robison says he will return for 12th season with Vikings
The longest-tenured player on the Vikings roster isn’t ready to retire yet. Star Tribune May 14, 2018

Meet the Vikings draft picks: Kicker Daniel Carlson
The Vikings drafted a big leg who is the SEC’s career leading scorer coming off a down senior season. Sound familiar? Is Kai Forbath's job in jeopardy? Star Tribune May 14, 2018

Terence Newman now active leader in career interceptions
Terence Newman is back with the Minnesota Vikings after a long offseason waiting for his fate to be revealed and the 39-year-old returns to be the elder statesman of the defensive back room. As players from his prime era continue to retire and fall by the wayside, Newman remains and now sits atop an impressive leaderboard among active NFL players. 24/7 Sports May 14, 2018

Technological deep dive has Vikings going 8-0 at home
The Minnesota Vikings have been installed as a likely double-digit winner for 2018 as they look to win their third NFC North title in four years, but one deep-dive analytics group has laid out a betting odds scenario that has the Vikings finishing 12-4. 24/7 Sports May 14, 2018

Brian Robison announces he will return for a 12th season with Vikings
There was some question after the Vikings’ loss to Philadelphia in the NFC title game last season about whether Brian Robison would return for a 12th season with the team. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 14, 2018

Getting to know Vikings rookie Devante Downs
The Minnesota Vikings made Devante Downs of the California Golden Bears their final selection when the linebacker came off the board in the seventh round with the No. 225 overall pick during the 2018 NFL Draft in late April. 24/7 Sports May 13, 2018

Ranking the difficulty of games on the Vikings 2018 schedule
The Minnesota Vikings schedule of games for the 2018 season is one of the toughest in the league this year, but features no shortage of storylines, matchups and even its fair share of cupcake games (at least on paper) to pour over and debate as we get closer and closer to the regular season. 24/7 Sports May 13, 2018

Changing places: Several Vikings rookies switching positions this offseason
The Minnesota Vikings are still weeks away from Organized Team Activities, but in the weeks between rookie mini camp and OTAs, several newcomers will be studying their duties at new spots from where they played in college. Each of these players brings along some intrigue this offseason. Let’s have a look… 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 13, 2018

Meet the Vikings draft picks: Defensive end Ade Aruna
It’s easy to see what the Vikings see in Aruna. He really looks the part of an NFL defensive end and reminds you of Danielle Hunter. Star Tribune May 11, 2018

Vikings 2018 preseason schedule dates and times now official
The Minnesota Vikings preseason schedule of opponents prior to the start of 2018 was announced in April before the regular season campaign became official, but the NFL has officially set the times and dates of the entire league's slate of games throughout training camp and leading up to when the showdowns really count. 24/7 Sports May 11, 2018

CBS Sports writer explains why Vikings will surpass 10 wins
The Minnesota Vikings surpassed expectations last season when they won 13 games and made a trip to the NFC Championship game, but nobody in the Twin Cities and across the NFL is treating that like a Cinderella season. 24/7 Sports May 11, 2018

Sheldon Richardson may play himself into Vikings long-term plans
Sheldon Richardson would have been the marquee acquisition of the offseason for any other team this year, but not with the Minnesota Vikings. 24/7 Sports May 11, 2018

Meet the Vikings draft picks: Guard Colby Gossett
A two-star recruit turned Appalachian State starter, Gossett was blunt when asked about his game.. “Every time I step on the field. I want to be the baddest guy.” Star Tribune May 10, 2018

Randy Moss Hall of Fame bust gets sneak peek
Randy Moss is set to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2018 this August when the former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver is enshrined alongside some of the biggest icons in NFL history. Before that happens, however, they need to work on the bust of his head that will be displayed in the hall for years to come and fans were given a sneak peek of what it will end up looking like on Thursday. Viking Update May 10, 2018

David Parry taking free agent visit to Vikings on Thursday
David Parry is one of the top remaining defensive tackles on the market in free agency now that the initial wave is over and the 2018 NFL Draft is in the rearview mirror and it appears that the Minnesota Vikings are at least exploring the possibility of adding him to the roster. Viking Update May 10, 2018

Vikings release video highlights from rookie minicamp
The Minnesota Vikings wrapped up their rookie minicamp last weekend from the new TCO Performance Performance Center in Eagan, which featured their eight draft picks and class of undrafted rookie free agents, along with a handful of tryout players that ended up being signed to the team. Viking Update May 10, 2018

Meet the Vikings draft picks: Linebacker Devante Downs
Recovering from a knee injury, Downs spent much of a three-day rookie minicamp walking through assignments and watching teammates run through drills. Star Tribune May 9, 2018

Projecting the Vikings' potential 2019 compensatory picks
The Minnesota Vikings' offseason moves are set to net them a possible haul of four compensatory selections in the 2019 NFL Draft. Viking Update May 9, 2018

Ade Aruna listed as Vikings' instant impact rookie by CBS Sports
Ade Aruna has the raw tools to be a nightmare with the right coaching, but one writer thinks that he will develop quickly into a contributor. Viking Update May 9, 2018

Kirk Cousins has several questions to answer early with Vikings
Kirk Cousins joining the Vikings gives them the peace of mind they have been looking for at quarterback, but now it is on him to improve on what he has done previously. Viking Update May 9, 2018

Finally a new Vikings helmet design I could actually get behind
From time to time we see this happen. A graphic designer or an artists takes a stab a redoing all the logos in the NFL or all the helmets in the NFL. Most of the time, they turn out terribly. But this time, there's an actual redesign that I could get behind and could actually see some sort of similar helmet being put into the rotation. KFAN.com May 9, 2018