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8/12 @ Cincinnati 6:30 PM
8/18 @ Seattle 9 PM
8/28 San Diego 12 PM
9/1 LA Rams 7 PM
2016 Regular Season Schedule
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
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New Vikings RB Murray has ankle surgery; team was aware before signing
The Vikings say they knew Latavius Murray needed surgery when he was signed. He is expected to fully recover in time for this summer's training camp. Star Tribune March 22, 2017

Five ways Latavius Murray is an upgrade over Adrian Peterson
It’s nice to have a running back with big-play potential — such as Peterson — but an overlooked thing is having a running back who doesn’t put you in bad down-and-distance situations. Star Tribune March 22, 2017

Zimmer excited about Murray's potential, several backs in NFL draft
While he didn't mention Adrian Peterson by name, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said that “not having to substitute [for Latavius Murray] on third downs” will be “big.” Star Tribune March 22, 2017

New Vikings: RB Latavius Murray has ankle surgery
Less than a week after being signed by the Vikings, running back Latavius Murray had ankle surgery Wednesday. Pioneer Press March 22, 2017

Newly signed Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray has surgery
Latavius Murray, the Minnesota Vikings’ replacement for Adrian Peterson had surgery, the team acknowledged Wednesday. Viking Update March 22, 2017

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer gets grilled with various team questions
Mike Zimmer made an appearance on KFAN Tuesday and got hit with questions from all sides about the state of his Minnesota Vikings. Viking Update March 22, 2017

Vikings Announce Latavius Murray's Successful Ankle Surgery
The Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday that newly-signed running back Latavius Murray underwent successful ankle surgery. March 22, 2017

Zulgad: If Packers end up pursuing Peterson, it will be all about payback
Two weeks after NFL free agency opened, Adrian Peterson still has not found a new team and it appears that might remain the case for a while. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities March 22, 2017

Vikings announce ankle surgery for new RB Latavius Murray
The Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday that recently-signed running back Latavius Murray underwent surgery on his ankle, but will be ready to go in time for training camp. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities March 22, 2017

Zimmer, Spielman present at DT McDowell's pro day
If you were an oddsmaker, you might move the line on the Minnesota Vikings’ odds of selecting a defensive tackle. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities March 22, 2017

Ranking Vikings draft needs by position
Most of the NFL’s best free agents have found homes, so now it’s time to start turning our attention to the NFL draft. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities March 22, 2017

Zimmer welcomes Vikings' new players, ponders other possible changes
In an interview on KFAN, Mike Zimmer talked about the Vikings' new offensive linemen, Latavius Murray and the team's wide receiver situation. Star Tribune March 21, 2017

Vikings finalize contract extension with WR Adam Thielen
The Minnesota Vikings have finalized their contract extension with wide receiver Adam Thielen, the former undrafted practice squad player who led the team with 967 yards receiving last season. Star Tribune March 21, 2017

For Vikings WR Adam Thielen, still plenty to prove after signing big contract
Now that he is the Vikings’ highest-paid receiver, Adam Thielen insists he won’t lose the desire that led to him to the NFL in the first place. Pioneer Press March 21, 2017

Vikings' Mike Zimmer talks about 'toxic leadership' tweet, Domata Peko, Joe Mixon
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer wasn’t about to do nothing after Rhett Ellison’s father claimed in a tweet the team has “toxic leadership.” Pioneer Press March 21, 2017

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen: ‘I love proving people wrong’
Adam Thielen has bucked the odds throughout his young career and doesn’t sound like a new contract will change his motivation. Viking Update March 21, 2017

Low-risk, high-reward: Why the Vikings should consider free agent receiver Marquess Wilson
Marquess Wilson was the 236th player selected in the 2013 NFL draft, which normally would give him about a 0.1% chance of becoming a quality NFL contributor. But he isn’t your average seventh-round pick. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities March 21, 2017

There was nothing flukey about Adam Thielen's strong 2016 season
Adam Thielen’s story is already inspiring other undrafted players. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities March 21, 2017

Vikings Mike Zimmer Responds To Riki Ellison's 'Toxic Leadership' Comments
After spending the last five seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, tight end Rhett Ellison chose to start anew and sign with the New York Giants this offseason. It happens. The NFL is a business and teams cannot financially keep every player. March 21, 2017

Vikings Zimmer Says Latavius Murray Is A Three-Down Back
The 2017 season will be a new era of Minnesota Vikings football as, for the first time in 10 years, assumed future Hall-of-Fame running back Adrian Peterson will not be in the backfield donning the purple and gold jersey that he began his illustrious career in. March 21, 2017

Vikings Zimmer On Mackensie Alexander: He'll Get The First Chance At Nickel Corner
When cornerback Captain Munnerlyn signed a new four-year contract with the Carolina Panthers, he left a hole in the Minnesota Vikings secondary, particularly at the nickel cornerback position. March 21, 2017

Vikings Put It In Ink; Sign Thielen To Multi-Year Extension
Adam Thielen, who was a restricted free agent before signing the multi-year deal, returns for his fourth season in Minnesota after appearing in 48 games with 14 starts in his first three seasons on the Vikings active roster. March 21, 2017

Floyd one of many Vikings defensive tackles in a contract year
Defensive tackle Datone Jones signed with the Vikings last week in part because he feels they will give him the best chance to prove himself. He is by no means the only one in a prove-it year. Star Tribune March 20, 2017

The Loop’s Super Bowl LII Countdown: Best catches
With Minnesota’s next Super Bowl less than 46 weeks away, Kevin Cusick is counting down the best and brightest, and the worst and darkest, from the past 51 games. Today, he ranks the game’s greatest catches. Pioneer Press March 20, 2017

LB Gerald Hodges interested in returning to Vikings
Could linebacker Gerald Hodges return to the Vikings? The free agent wrote in a text message to the Pioneer Press on Monday he has interest in going back to the team that traded him to San Francisco in October 2015. Pioneer Press March 20, 2017

Minnesota Vikings’ Super Bowl odds more than doubled
The Minnesota Vikings hope they improved with their biggest moves in free agency, but Las Vegas disagrees. Viking Update March 20, 2017

Will Minnesota Vikings make QB move soon?
Quarterbacks have been slowly moving in free agency, since most are slow moving. But, is it time for the Minnesota Vikings to get involved? Viking Update March 20, 2017

Vikings will reportedly meet with one of the NFL Draft's most intriguing prospects
Every once in awhile, a superstar comes out of the MAC Conference. Antonio Brown and Khalil Mack can attest to that. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities March 20, 2017

REPORT: Toledo Running Back Kareem Hunt To Visit With Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings signed free agent running back Latavius Murray last week but is reportedly still looking to add competition to their new-look backfield. March 20, 2017

REPORT: East Carolina Punter Worth Gregory To Visit With Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings have made their moves in free agency and while the free agent market has dramatically thinned, the Vikings are turning their attention to the upcoming NFL Draft in April. March 20, 2017

Former LB Jon Beason calls Latavius Murray a ‘younger version of Adrian Peterson’
Linebackers should know running backs, and former All-Pro linebacker Jon Beason liked the Minnesota Vikings’ choice for a free-agent running back. Viking Update March 19, 2017

After losing out on Cook, Vikings should still be seeking another tight end
After a career year for Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph, it might have come as a bit  of a surprise when Minnesota brought in tight end Jared Cook for a visit last week. But the Vikings have gotten very little out of their No. 2 tight ends in recent years and should continue their hunt in free agency and/or the NFL draft. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities March 19, 2017

Hall of famer Cris Carter says Adrian Peterson reached ‘expiration date’ on Vikings
Cris Carter said Saturday that Adrian Peterson simply reached his “expiration date’’ with the Vikings. With Minnesota having signed Latavius Murray, general manager Rick Spielman said Thursday the star running back would not be brought back as a free agent after 10 seasons. Pioneer Press March 18, 2017

Former Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson remains a free agent with no signing looking imminent
More than 200 free agents have signed, but former Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson isn't one of them. Viking Update March 18, 2017

Long shot? Veteran? Rookie? What's the Vikings' plan at backup quarterback?
ESPN’s John Clayton says about backup quarterbacks: If you have a good one, then you can go .500 while your starter is out. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities March 18, 2017

Free agency leaves Vikings with strange, new look
The wave of Vikings players who have switched jerseys this offseason includes familiar faces Matt Kalil, Cordarralle Patterson, Captain Munnerlyn and soon Adrian Peterson. Star Tribune March 18, 2017

Souhan: NFL free agency means different fates for different folks
NFL free agency is rarely a vehicle for greatness. Instead of it being the foundation, it fixes the cracks. Star Tribune March 18, 2017

Dan Rowe, who called Vikings games in the 1990s, dies at 67
The announcer had lived with ALS for several years. Star Tribune March 18, 2017

Hartman: Spielman treads carefully to open NFL free agency
Vikings GM Rick Spielman said NFL free agency is a balancing act and the team still feels it's in a good position. Star Tribune March 18, 2017

Ex-Viking Patterson's message to Adrian Peterson: Come to Oakland
Cordarrelle Patterson signed a two-year contract with Oakland this week and is soaking in all the love he is feeling from the new fan base, something he would like to share with Peterson. Star Tribune March 17, 2017

Even with Murray signing, Jerick McKinnon is still key in Vikings offense
Midway through the 2016 season, the Minnesota Vikings made an effort to get Jerick McKinnon the ball in the passing game more often. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities March 17, 2017

With major free agent signings in place, let's have a look at the Minnesota Vikings roster
The Minnesota Vikings landed two starting tackles, a starting running back and a depth defensive lineman so far in free agency. They’ve also seen one starting corner return and a handful of players find new homes. So where does that leave the Vikings’ roster? 1500 ESPN Twin Cities March 17, 2017

Cordarrelle Patterson tweets at Adrian Peterson: 'Bruh come join the dark side'
Either Cordarrelle Patterson secretly is Star Wars buff, or he’s working to get his old teammate out to Oakland to join the Raiders. (Maybe both?) 1500 ESPN Twin Cities March 17, 2017

Let's Take A Look Back At A Fabulous Vikings Career For Adrian Peterson
Minnesota Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said Thursday via conference call that, after signing free agent running back Latavius Murray, they would not be bringing back former first-round pick and All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson. March 17, 2017

Vikings Murray Believes He Can Improve Team's Running Game
It's natural for an NFL player that recently signed to a new team to be, some would say, overly optimistic. In the case of new Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray, not only is he providing the perfect amount of optimism but he is also being extremely realistic, and admittedly, that is quite refreshing. March 17, 2017

Vikings GM Rick Spielman not worried about losing eight free agents
Before the start of free agency last week, general manager Rick Spielman let it be known that the Vikings have a “pretty good history of trying to keep our own guys.” Pioneer Press March 16, 2017

Latavius Murray won't wear Adrian Peterson's No. 28 with Vikings
Latavius Murray will be replacing Adrian Peterson as the Vikings’ running back, but he won’t be taking over his number. Pioneer Press March 16, 2017

Vikings sign free-agent RB Latavius Murray, likely signaling end for Adrian Peterson in Minnesota
The Vikings signed free-agent running back Latavius Murray early Thursday morning, likely ending Adrian Peterson’s tenure with the team. Pioneer Press March 16, 2017