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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 

July 16 At 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for any club that designated a Franchise Player to sign such player to a multiyear contract or extension. After this date, the player may sign only a one- year contract with his prior club for the 2018 season, and such contract cannot be extended until after the club’s last regular season game.

Mid-July Clubs are permitted to open preseason training camp for rookies and first-year players beginning seven days prior to the club’s earliest permissible mandatory reporting date for Veteran players.

Veteran players (defined as a player with at least one pension-credited season) other than quarterbacks or “injured players” (as defined in CBA Article 21, Section 6) may report to a club’s preseason training camp no earlier than 15 days prior to the club’s first scheduled preseason game or July 15, whichever is later.

Veteran quarterbacks and injured players may be required to report to the club’s preseason training camp no earlier than five days immediately prior to the mandatory reporting date for all other veteran players, provided the club has already opened (or simultaneously opens) its official preseason training camp for all rookies and first-year players.

A three-day acclimation period will apply to players who are on a club’s roster up to and including the mandatory veteran reporting date. Players who rejoin the roster after that date may practice (including wearing pads) and play immediately after passing a physical.

July 23* Signing period ends for Unrestricted Free Agents to whom a “May 8 Tender” was made by prior club. After this date and until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, prior club has exclusive negotiating rights.

* or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later.

July 23 Signing period ends for Transition Players with outstanding tenders. After this date and until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, Prior Club has exclusive negotiating rights. 

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2018 camp preview: Could another young Vikings linebacker grab playing time?
The Vikings need to find a starting weak-side linebacker, and that player will likely be chosen from an assortment of players who were drafted late -- or not at all. Star Tribune July 16, 2018

Larry Fitzgerald has no plans to retire — or play for the Vikings
Larry Fitzgerald makes it a point each summer to return to Minnesota to work with the area youth. The Arizona Cardinals all-pro receiver was at it again Tuesday at alma mater Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield. Pioneer Press July 16, 2018

Randy Moss reflects on Lambeau Moon, Vikings-Packers rivalry
The days of Randy Moss in a Minnesota Vikings uniform playing against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field may be best known for Moss’s faux moon over Lambeau Field and announcer Joe Buck calling it a “disgusting act.” But Moss’s rivalry with the Packers is much closer to his heart than the still-covered backside that Moss stuck out on Oct. 5, 1998. 24/7 Sports July 16, 2018

Vikings free agents fully listed for the 2019 offseason
The Minnesota Vikings have one of the higher-priced rosters in the entire league heading into 2018 and it creates a situation where they are either going to have to get creative with the salary cap or be forced to let some of their guys go and replace them in other ways. 24/7 Sports July 14, 2018

From Fran Tarkenton's cleats to leather helmet dear to Bud Grant, Vikings' history showcased in new museum
Rarely seen Vikings artifacts and memorabilia will be on display in the team's new museum. Star Tribune July 12, 2018

Photos: Take a look around the Vikings' new museum
A new Vikings Museum is scheduled to open in time for training camp in Eagan, MN. Star Tribune July 12, 2018

Vikings Museum: Ticket prices, hours, location
The Vikings Museum opens July 25 to those with training camp tickets. Star Tribune July 12, 2018

Cousins embracing new challenges with Vikings
After battling his way to a starting role at Michigan State and overcoming his fourth-round draft status to become a starter over a first-round pick in his draft class, Kirk Cousins has finally found stability. 24/7 Sports July 12, 2018

Dalvin Cook named NFC North's rising star for 2018
Dalvin Cook saw his rookie season come to an end after just four weeks of the regular season in 2017, which was a blow to the Minnesota Vikings and the running back, who had quickly emerged as one of the league's better players at the position. 24/7 Sports July 12, 2018

Vikings single-game tickets go on sale next week
Coming off a season in which they advanced to the NFC Championship Game, the Minnesota Vikings announced on Thursday that they have a limited number of single-game tickets available for home games at U.S. Bank Stadium this year. Those tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Central next Thursday, July 19. 24/7 Sports July 12, 2018

Pro Football Focus is not high on the Vikings’ offensive line
Every year, Pro Football Focus comes out with offensive line rankings before and after the season. The Minnesota Vikings were ranked 22nd at the conclusion of 2017. They are rated even lower heading into 2018. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities July 12, 2018

Five Vikings expected to outperform their contracts in 2018
Fans are often complaining about players who are overpaid. But here's a look at five Vikings who should be well worth the money they're scheduled to make in 2018. Star Tribune July 11, 2018

Vikings wide receivers: Five questions heading into this year
The Minnesota Vikings wide receiver room is one of the most interesting stories in the league, considering they have a former first round pick from just a few seasons ago waiting in the wings, but players that were drafted much later or not drafted at all have emerged as the star playmakers for the offense. 24/7 Sports July 11, 2018

Vikings may be banking on a better conditioned Rashod Hill in 2018
By cutting out late-night supermarket trips and filling dinners at his favorite restaurant, Rashod Hill dropped weight in an effort to be ready for the long haul with the Vikings. Star Tribune July 10, 2018

Vikings running backs: Five questions heading into this year
The Minnesota Vikings will have the run game as the staple of its offense that sets everything else up this year and the pieces are in place to be successful in that regard and it will go a long way in helping their newly-minted franchise quarterback. 24/7 Sports July 10, 2018

Here are the openings in a 'two-tier' Vikings roster
Even the Vikings — a front office rarely dipping its toes into a risky proposition — will need to pinch pennies after their deals with Kirk Cousins and others. Star Tribune July 9, 2018

If Peterson’s career is over, what will his legacy be?
If you follow Adrian Peterson on Twitter, you are well aware of his intentions to play in the NFL this season. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities July 9, 2018

Kirk Cousins should fit in just fine with Minnesota Vikings
Kirk Cousins is not only a member Minnesota Vikings along for the ride, as he is locked in as a franchise quarterback. The marriage became official when the two sides signed a three-year, fully-guaranteed contract worth up to $90 million at the start of free agency in March. 24/7 Sports July 9, 2018

Vikings quarterbacks: Five group questions heading into 2018
The Minnesota Vikings are considered one of the favorites to win it all this upcoming season due in large part to the stability they have invested in at quarterback to go along with one of the league's top defensive units. 24/7 Sports July 9, 2018

Vikings defensive depth chart prediction for 2018 campaign
The Minnesota Vikings defense walked out of the 2017 season as the No. 1-ranked unit in both points and total yards allowed throughout the season, but the ended the year with a dud in the NFC Championship game, surrendering 38 points to the eventual Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. 24/7 Sports July 9, 2018

Vikings offensive depth chart prediction for 2018 campaign
The Minnesota Vikings pieced together one of the most efficient offenses in the league last year under former coordinator Pat Shurmur, who parlayed that success into a head coaching gig with the New York Giants. 24/7 Sports July 8, 2018

Vikings free agents listed for the 2019 offseason
The Minnesota Vikings have one of the higher-priced rosters in the entire league heading into 2018 and it creates a situation where they are either going to have to get creative with the salary cap or be forced to let some of their guys go and replace them in other ways. 24/7 Sports July 8, 2018

Kyle Rudolph-Harrison Smith friendship began with a fight at Irish camp
Kyle Rudolph and Harrison Smith have been sharing the same football field since 2008, when Rudolph joined Notre Dame and Smith was already there as a redshirt freshman. Star Tribune July 7, 2018

Zulgad: It’s time for Kirk Cousins to change his tune
Kirk Cousins embraces those who doubt him. He loves the underdog role. Whether you’re an NFL executive, coach or a fan, if you think Cousins can’t do it, he wants to hear about it. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities July 7, 2018

Stefon Diggs or Adam Thielen? SportingNews weighs in on which Vikings receiver is better
For the purpose of the 2018 Vikings season, as Bill Murray so passionately compelled his cohorts in “Meatballs,” it just doesn’t matter. But for the purpose of the Vikings’ financial future, "it just doesn’t matter" couldn’t be further from the truth. Star Tribune July 6, 2018

Vikings superfan Millie Wall celebrates 100 years
As birthday wishes rolled, she's betting on the Vikings again. Star Tribune July 5, 2018

49ers will be without Reuben Foster vs. Vikings in opener
We are still two months away from the NFL regular season, but the Minnesota Vikings just caught their first break of the year. The NFL announced Tuesday it has suspended San Francisco 49ers star linebacker Reuben Foster for the first two games of the season. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities July 5, 2018

Details on Danielle Hunter's contract extension and Vikings' cap space left
General manager Rick Spielman and cap manager Rob Brzezinski have wiggle room to get two remaining cornerstones — receiver Stefon Diggs and linebacker Anthony Barr — on long-term deals before they each enter their contract seasons. Star Tribune July 4, 2018

Limited training camp tickets remain
With their first training camp at their new headquarters in Eagan, Minn., this year, the Minnesota Vikings have already seen about the same number of tickets reserved for training camp this year as they averaged in Mankato in previous camps. 24/7 Sports July 2, 2018

Minnesota Vikings: The biggest questions to answer in 2018
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 July 2, 2018

Predicting the rookie roles for each Vikings draft pick
The Minnesota Vikings pretty much walked out of the 2018 NFL Draft by addressing most of the needs that people had listen for them going into it, but perhaps not in the fashion that fans or experts quite expected them to. 24/7 Sports July 2, 2018

Vikings 90-man roster updated: Week of July 4
The Minnesota Vikings 90-man roster is still at 90 after the conclusion of OTAs and minicamps. Now, they have until the final week of the preseason to trim things down to 53 players. Here is a look at where the Vikings' roster stands heading into training camp in July: 24/7 Sports July 2, 2018

Five breakout players for Vikings for this season
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 July 2, 2018

Who is the second best quarterback in Vikings history?
The Minnesota Vikings are in the unusual position of knowing who their starting quarterback will be for at least the next three years. On a talented team with a No. 1 defense, Kirk Cousins has an opportunity to quickly ascend the rankings of all-time Vikings quarterbacks. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities July 2, 2018

Danielle Hunter deal further establishes Super Bowl window
Danielle Hunter signed a new contract with the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday that makes him one of the league's highest-paid defensive ends, though they were able to get away with not breaking the bank for him and getting him under contract for just over $14 million per season. 24/7 Sports July 1, 2018

Vikings face decision on Anthony Barr and Stefon Diggs, so here's some advice
The Vikings' decision depends on what you value. Star Tribune June 30, 2018

NFC North 2018: Naming how each team is threat to Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings are considered the heavy favorites to win the NFC North during the 2018 NFL season and could also be one of the conference's top contenders to represent it in Super Bowl LII in Atlanta, Georgia. However, the NFC is as wide open as it has ever been and there are some formidable foes to get past past in their own division. 24/7 Sports June 29, 2018

Vikings’ schedule filled with NFC favorites
The Super Bowl comes in February. The big money and promise of a bright coming season happens in March when billions of dollars change bank accounts as free agency opens. April brings the annual infusion of young talent and the hope of the future in the college draft. 24/7 Sports June 29, 2018

What recent extensions say about the Vikings’ stability under Zimmer
There is no more overused word in sports than “culture.” Every new coach wants to change it, every team that wins cites it as the top reason they were victorious, but the word is so nebulous that is can mean whatever you want it to mean at a given time. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 29, 2018

Danielle Hunter deal further establishes Vikings title window
Danielle Hunter signed a new contract with the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday that makes him one of the league's highest-paid defensive ends, though they were able to get away with not breaking the bank for him and getting him under contract for just over $14 million per season. 24/7 Sports June 28, 2018

Zulgad: Barr or Diggs? If Vikings can pick only one whom should they keep?
The Vikings made their latest investment in one of their own on Wednesday when they announced defensive end Danielle Hunter had signed a five-year contract extension worth a reported $72 million, including $40 million guaranteed. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 28, 2018

Which Vikings players will be impacted by contract extensions?
On Wednesday, the Minnesota Vikings announced they signed Danielle Hunter to a long-term contract extension. Reports put the deal at an average annual value of $14.5 million over five years. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 28, 2018

Projecting Danielle Hunter’s next five years
Over the first three years of his career, Danielle Hunter has put himself in rare air as a pass rusher. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 28, 2018

Danielle Hunter lands $72 million contract extension with Vikings
Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter, with a new contract, joins Eric Kendricks with extended deals signed this offseason. Star Tribune June 27, 2018

Does Danielle Hunter extension tell us anything about Vikings' priorities?
The Cooler: There were pros and cons to all of the team's Big Four extension candidates this offseason, but Danielle Hunter generally seemed like a good bet. Star Tribune June 27, 2018