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2016 Pre Season Schedule
Date Opponent Time
8/12 @ Cincinnati 6:30 PM
8/18 @ Seattle 9 PM
8/28 San Diego 12 PM
9/1 LA Rams 7 PM
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9/11 @ Tennessee 12 PM
9/18 Green Bay 7:30  PM
9/25 @ Carolina 12 PM
10/3 NY Giants 7:30 PM
10/9 Houston 12 PM
10/16 Bye N/A
10/23 @ Philadelphia 12 PM
10/31 @ Chicago 7:30 PM
11/6 Detroit 12 PM
11/13 @ Washington 12 PM
11/20 Arizona 12 PM
11/24 @ Detroit 11:30 AM
12/1 Dallas 7:25 PM
12/11 @ Jacksonville 12 PM
12/18 Indianapolis 12 PM
12/24 @ Green Bay 12 PM
1/1 Chicago 12 PM

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NFL Calendar

Aug. 25-28 – Third Preseason Weekend.

Aug. 30 – Prior to 4 p.m. Eastern, clubs must reduce their rosters to a maximum of 75 players on the Active List.

Sept. 1 – Final Preseason Games.

Sept. 3 – Prior to 4 p.m. Eastern, clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players on the Active/Inactive List.

Sept. 3 – 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. 4. – Claiming period for players placed on waivers at the final roster reduction will expire at noon Eastern.

Sept. 4 – Upon receipt of the Personnel Notice at approximately 1 p.m. Eastern, clubs may establish a Practice Squad of 10 players.

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Bridgewater, Hill back to throwing at Vikings practice
After a few days of intrigue, the Vikings had quarterbacks Teddy Bridgewater and Shaun Hill back practicing and throwing during team drills on Tuesday at Winter Park. Star Tribune August 23, 2016

Bridgewater or Carr? Why deflate one's value to inflate the other's
Too often people have to deflate one player to inflate another. Derek Carr and Teddy Bridgewater are both good quarterbacks who can succeed in the NFL. Star Tribune August 23, 2016

Upscale Mpls. hotel offering $12,000 Vikings tailgating package
A luxury hotel package has all the tailgating essentials for Vikings games: a concierge, champagne and a limo. Star Tribune August 23, 2016

Vikings pay tribute to legendary columnist Sid Hartman at new stadium
Bud Grant and Lou Nanne were among those on hand to dedicate the Sid Hartman Media Entrance at U.S. Bank Stadium. Star Tribune August 23, 2016

Transition to 'D' not difficult for football junkie Roberson
Tre Roberson isn’t going to let a broken bone in his right hand stop him from trying to grab a spot on the Vikings’ 53-man roster. Pioneer Press August 23, 2016

Mike Zimmer will 'err on the side of caution' with QBs
Wide receiver Charles Johnson said the Vikings had their leader back Tuesday. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who missed last Thursday’s preseason game at Seattle, threw in practice after having done nothing more than hand off in two previous workouts. Pioneer Press August 23, 2016

Vikings activate tight end Rhett Ellison from PUP list
It was no surprise to Vikings coach Mike Zimmer seeing Rhett Ellison back on the practice field Tuesday. Pioneer Press August 23, 2016

Notebook: Minnesota Vikings getting injured players back
The Minnesota Vikings continue to get injured players back on the practice field, but Mike Zimmer declines to reveal whether Adrian Peterson will play on Sunday. Viking Update August 23, 2016

VIDEO: Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer on injured players returning
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer talks about injured players returning to practice, the possibility of Adrian Peterson playing in Sunday's game and more. Viking Update August 23, 2016

VIDEO: Minnesota Vikings WR Charles Johnson talks offense, Teddy Bridgewater
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson talks about the offense and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater returning to practice. Viking Update August 23, 2016

Minnesota Vikings QBs Teddy Bridgewater, Shaun Hill return to practice
The Minnesota Vikings got good news today at practice, as quarterbacks Teddy Bridgewater and Shaun Hill returned to practice, showing no ill-effects of the injuries that have sidelined both of them in recent days. Viking Update August 23, 2016

Minnesota Vikings win 2, lose 1 in NFL's top 10 Hail Marys
Minnesota Vikings fans still believe Drew Pearson pushed off in a Hail Mary the Vikings lost, but they had two others they won among the NFL's top 10 Hail Mary plays. Viking Update August 23, 2016

Despite recent concerns about Teddy Bridgewater and Matt Kalil, Minnesota Vikings are doing well I.R.-wise
Despite concerns about the preseason health of Teddy Bridgewater and Matt Kalil, the Minnesota Vikings have made it midway through the preseason relatively unscathed. B.J. Dubose is the only player ruled out at this point. Viking Update August 23, 2016

Notebook: Zimmer has made decision on whether Peterson will play Sunday
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Tuesday he has made up his mind about whether Adrian Peterson will play in a preseason game for the first time since 2013, when the running back appeared for a series but did not carry the ball. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 23, 2016

Teddy Bridgewater returns to practice, does limited throwing
After not throwing passes for the past four days, Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was able to throw on a limited basis in Tuesday’s practice at Winter Park. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 23, 2016

Vikings activate Rhett Ellison from PUP list, adding to intrigue at tight end
The Vikings on Tuesday announced that tight end Rhett Ellison has been activated from the Physically Unable to Perform List. Ellison spent training camp recovering from a knee injury that ended his season late last year. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 23, 2016

Notebook: Teddy's Return; Will AP Play This Preseason?
The Minnesota Vikings were back at practice today after having an off-day yesterday because Head Coach Mike Zimmer, "...felt like the team was tired and they needed some time to get away."  KFAN.com August 23, 2016

Nickelbacks, the Vikings' Captain Munnerlyn has your backs
The Vikings' Captain Munnerlyn wants the slot cornerback to get its due as a Pro Bowl position. Star Tribune August 22, 2016

Artist showcases U.S. Bank Stadium in minimalist football collection
S. Preston has seven pieces of artwork featuring the Twin Cities sports market and his complete minimalist baseball stadium collection is on display at Target Field. Star Tribune August 22, 2016

After 54 stadiums, and counting, here's a trip down memory lane
"How's the new stadium look?" has been a popular question thrown my way in recent months. I'll let you know when I see it. Star Tribune August 22, 2016

Moritz Bohringer gets a post-practice lesson from Terence Newman
For about 20 minutes, veteran cornerback Terence Newman, still going strong in his 14th season in the league, lined up across from sixth-round draft pick Moritz Bohringer, the wide-eyed wide receiver from Germany. Star Tribune August 22, 2016

Vikings defense steps up after lackluster opener
Vikings defenders got pushed around a bit in the preseason opener. They made sure that didn’t happen in the second exhibition game. Pioneer Press August 22, 2016

MN Vikings' Trae Waynes aims to seize the day
With Xavier Rhodes “day by day” while recovering from a hamstring injury, Trae Waynes is trying to seize the day. Pioneer Press August 22, 2016

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen taking advantage of increased reps
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen was working as a No. 3 receiver in the first-team offense throughout training camp and his reps only continued to increase after Jarius Wright suffered an injury and had to miss the first two preseason games. Viking Update August 22, 2016

The NFL is cleaning up some rules this year on injury reports
Depending on which market you live in — or more to the point, the players that comprise your fantasy football team — you’ve probably been annoyed at one time or another over the NFL’s weekly injury reports. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 22, 2016

Matchup with Chargers Provides a Big Opportunity for Vikings Rushing Attack
The Minnesota Vikings are heading into week three of the preseason averaging just 2.5 yards per carry. KFAN.com August 22, 2016

Shamar Stephen showing his worth on Vikings defensive line
The seventh-round pick has become a dependable backup for the Vikings. Star Tribune August 21, 2016

Matt Kalil injured, top two QBs don't throw in sloppy Vikings practice
Kalil, their starting left tackle, left the field early because of an apparent leg injury, walked to the locker room, didn't return and was replaced by T.J. Clemmings, who is competing for the starting right tackle job and the backup swing tackle position. Star Tribune August 21, 2016

Vikings thin at QB with Teddy Bridgewater, Shaun Hill limited
The two quarterbacks running the Vikings’ offense in practice Sunday have played in a grand total of zero regular-season games. Pioneer Press August 21, 2016

Vikings excited about playing first game at U.S. Bank Stadium
The chance of a Vikings player getting lost on the way to the field for the first game at U.S. Bank Stadium has been diminished. Pioneer Press August 21, 2016

Minnesota Vikings' Jerick McKinnon wants to see running game results
Jerick McKinnon is determined to get the Vikings’ running game rolling before the end of the exhibition season. Pioneer Press August 21, 2016

Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson a possibility on punt return?
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson is the team's kickoff return man, but there could be a possibility that his role expands occasionally on punt return as well. Viking Update August 21, 2016

VIDEO: Minnesota Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer on WR Cordarrelle Patterson, P Jeff Locke
Minnesota Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer discusses Cordarrelle Patterson taking reps as a punt returner and Jeff Locke's performance in the preseason so far. Viking Update August 21, 2016

Minnesota Vikings notebook: Short on QBs, practice cut short
The Minnesota Vikings ended practice about 40 minutes early after a bad offensive performance that featured only inexperienced quarterbacks. Viking Update August 21, 2016

VIDEO: Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards on CB Tre Roberson, U.S. Bank Stadium
Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards talks about the development he has seen out of cornerback Tre Roberson and playing in U.S. Bank Stadium for the first time. Viking Update August 21, 2016

Minnesota Vikings running game isn't fully hitting on offense or defense
The Minnesota Vikings are 2-0 in the preseason, but one obvious component is missing -- Adrian Peterson. To date, the team has struggled on both sides of the ball in terms of rushing. Viking Update August 21, 2016

Bridgewater continues to be a spectator as Vikings prove practice doesn't make perfect
The Vikings will play their first game at U.S. Bank Stadium a week from Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. Members of the organization have to be hoping things go far better than they did during Sunday’s practice at Winter Park. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 21, 2016

Wide receiver Thielen isn't spare part for Vikings
Detroit Lakes grad Adam Thielen spent 2013 on the Vikings practice squad as an undrafted free agent. Since, Thielen has taken on a larger role every season. Star Tribune August 20, 2016

Bridgewater practices Saturday, but doesn't throw passes
Mike Zimmer declined to confirm a sore shoulder for Teddy Bridgewater, though Saturday's practice was all the evidence anybody needed. Star Tribune August 20, 2016

Hartman: Peterson's goal with Vikings remains the same no matter the venue
This is one of the biggest years in Vikings history with the opening of U.S. Bank Stadium and the lofty expectations around a team that went 11-5 last year and won the NFC North. Star Tribune August 20, 2016

Vikings sign a quarterback and waive RB Kevin Monangai
The Vikings signed fourth-year quarterback Brad Sorensen on Saturday. Star Tribune August 20, 2016

Warren Moon, Tommy Kramer see room to grow for MN Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater
Warren Moon once was very effective throwing deep for the Vikings. So was Tommy Kramer. Now, both former Minnesota Pro Bowl quarterbacks wonder if Teddy Bridgewater will be able to do the same. Pioneer Press August 20, 2016

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has ‘no concern’ about Teddy Bridgewater’s health
Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater did not throw a single pass in practice Saturday, but coach Mike Zimmer said he has “no concern” about his health. Pioneer Press August 20, 2016

Notebook: Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says ‘no concern’ over QB Teddy Bridgewater
Quarterbacks were in short supply for the Minnesota Vikings during Saturday's practice, but head coach Mike Zimmer says there's "no concern." Viking Update August 20, 2016

VIDEO: Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says there is ‘no concern’ with Teddy Bridgewater
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer talks about his team's performance in Thursday's game against the Seattle Seahawks as well as multiple players who missed practice on Saturday. Viking Update August 20, 2016

Minnesota Vikings sign QB Brad Sorensen, release RB
The Minnesota Vikings signed QB Brad Sorensen after Teddy Bridgewater sat out the second preseason game with what was reportedly a sore shoulder. Viking Update August 20, 2016

Mike Zimmer should have just been honest in his decision to sit Teddy Bridgewater
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer got combative with the media when asked about sitting out a healthy Teddy Bridgewater Thursday night -- a move that caught many by surprise. Viking Update August 20, 2016

Bridgewater continues to rest sore shoulder; Vikings add QB to roster
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer refused to confirm an ESPN report that Teddy Bridgewater did not play in Thursday’s preseason game because of a sore shoulder, but the quarterback did not throw a pass Saturday as the Vikings returned to practice. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 20, 2016

Vikings O-line takes step forward vs. Seattle, with room to improve
The pass protection was better vs. Seattle, but the run game has work to do. Star Tribune August 20, 2016

Three takeaways from the Vikings-Seahawks game
A review of Thursday night's preseason victory in Seattle. Star Tribune August 20, 2016

Vikings safety battle likely down to wire
For the past two years, the battle for the Vikings’ starting strong safety job has come down to the final preseason game. There’s no reason to believe it won’t once again. Pioneer Press August 19, 2016