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Important NFL Dates

May 6-9: First weekend after the NFL Draft: clubs may elect to hold their one three-day post-draft rookie minicamp from Friday through Sunday or Saturday through Monday.

May 9: Rookie Football Development Program Begins.

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May 19-22: 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 23-25: NFL Spring League Meeting, Charlotte, North Carolina.


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Vikings called first, Gophers' Theiren Cockran accepted
The Vikings were fastest to the phone, which is why Theiren Cockran will be at their rookie camp this weekend. Pioneer Press May 3, 2016

Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman lays the groundwork for the possibilities in the 2017 draft
In his tenure as general manager of the Minnesota Vikings, Rick Spielman has proved more than willing to make deals to move up and down the board when the situation arises. He did so again last Friday in a move that went largely unnoticed, but will have big ramifications on the 2017 draft. Viking Update May 3, 2016

Fun facts about the Vikings' draft picks
One Vikings draft choice plays nine musical instruments and another apparently hates to be tickled. Here's some stuff about the Vikings picks that's more interesting than important. Star Tribune May 3, 2016

Vikings pick up options for Floyd, Rhodes, but not Patterson
The Vikings have officially exercised the fifth-year options for two of their 2013 first-round draft picks, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and cornerback Xavier Rhodes. But they will not pick up the option for fellow first-rounder Cordarrelle Patterson, a kick returner and seldom-used wide receiver. Star Tribune May 2, 2016

Vikings exercise options for Rhodes, Floyd; will not pick up Patterson's
Cordarrelle Patterson will be a free agent after this season because the Vikings declined Monday to pick up his fifth-year option. Star Tribune May 2, 2016

Vikings sign sixth-round draft pick Moritz Boehringer
Sixth-round pick Moritz Boehringer has signed his rookie contract, the Vikings announced Monday evening. The German wide receiver is so fast, he is the first of the NFL’s 2016 draft picks to sign, according to the team. Star Tribune May 2, 2016

NFL analysts weigh in: Vikings get a B-minus for their draft
If we can throw out the best grade (A) and worst (C), we arrive at a consensus of B-minus. Much of it hinges on first-round pick Laquon Treadwell. Star Tribune May 2, 2016

Gophers defensive end, Badgers QB among 10 Vikings undrafted free agents
Minnesota defensive end Theiren Cockran is among the 10 undrafted free agents who have agreed to terms with the team. Star Tribune May 2, 2016

Vikings: German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer signs four-year contract
The Vikings wasted no time in signing their German import. Now, they must wait to see when he can take the field. Pioneer Press May 2, 2016

Vikings decline Patterson's option, pick up Floyd, Rhodes
Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson will become a free agent after the season. Pioneer Press May 2, 2016

Minnesota Vikings quickly sign German WR Moritz Boehringer
Moritz Boehringer made headlines by becoming the player drafted directly from Europe, and now he is the first 2016 draft pick to sign a contract. Viking Update May 2, 2016

Evaluation of the Minnesota Vikings' draft grades - Minnesota
National web sites seem to have differing opinions about the selections the Minnesota Vikings made during the 2016 draft, but they all seem to be happy with the overall job the team did. Viking Update May 2, 2016

Minnesota Vikings agree to terms with 10 undrafted free agents
The Minnesota Vikings have announced that they have come to terms with 10 undrafted free agents. Viking Update takes a look at what you can expect from each one. Viking Update May 2, 2016

Minnesota Vikings pick up option years for Sharrif Floyd, Xavier Rhodes
The Vikings did what most expected, picking up the fifth-year options for DT Sharrif Floyd and CB Xavier Rhodes on Monday’s deadline to do so. Viking Update May 2, 2016

Zulgad: Vikings will need to take off kid gloves when it comes to Waynes' second season
The only thing more inexact than the NFL mock drafts that have populated the Internet in recent months might be the attempt to assign immediate grades for how each team fared in last weekend’s selection process. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 2, 2016

Krammer: Five thoughts on the Vikings' 2016 draft weekend
After this weekend, the Vikings have just one roster spot open following the addition of eight draft picks and 10 undrafted free agents. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 2, 2016

Vikings sign 10 undrafted free agents, including former Badgers QB Joel Stave
The Vikings put the finishing touch on the 90-man roster Monday with 10 undrafted free agent signings. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 2, 2016

Vikings decline WR Patterson's fifth-year option, pick up those for CB Rhodes, DT Floyd
Two of the Vikings’ three 2013 first-round picks will be under contract for the 2017 season. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 2, 2016

Vikings Pick Up 5th Year Options On Floyd/Rhodes, No News On Patterson
The Vikings keep wheeling and dealing after the draft. First they drafted eight players, then they signed eleven undrafted free agents, then today they picked up the fifth-year options on two players, leaving one out of the mix. KFAN.com May 2, 2016

WATCH: Moritz Boehringer's 2015 Highlight Reel (Rookie Of The Year)
KFAN.com May 2, 2016

Vikings Invite 11 Undrafted Free Agents Including Former Gopher
Following the end of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Vikings like the rest of the league, hit the wire to go grab the remaining Undrafted Free Agents. In fact they began work to round out their roster by signing six UDFAs in the first hour after the draft! KFAN.com May 2, 2016

It's Being Called 'The Coolest Story In The 2016 Draft'
It’s not too often that national attention is being paid towards the Minnesota Vikings coming out of the NFL Draft. With big markets and early draft picks usually stealing the headlines, Minnesota drafting to fill needs usually falls into the “fly over states” mantra. But not this year, this year there are not only eyes on Minnesota’s picks, but a lot of them. KFAN.com May 2, 2016

Vikings Draft Picks Getting VERY High Initial Grades (Get To Know Your 2016 Draft Picks)
The Minnesota Vikings have officially wrapped up their 2016 NFL Draft. Addressing some needs and taking a few chances at other positions, the Vikings feel pretty good with the haul they walked away with. KFAN.com May 2, 2016

Vikings: Laquon Treadwell 'steal of the draft'
Never mind that Laquon Treadwell went to rival Mississippi, Eric Moulds is pulling for him to make it big in the NFL. Pioneer Press May 1, 2016

Vikings balance present, future with draft picks
GM Rick Spielman and Co. filled a big need while still adding some prospects. Star Tribune May 1, 2016

Minnesota Vikings agreeing to deals with undrafted free agents
With the 2016 NFL draft wrapped up, the Minnesota Vikings now look to sign undrafted free agents. Viking Update April 30, 2016

Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman wraps up Day 3 of the draft
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman wraps up the third and final day of the 2016 NFL draft, assessing the team's picks. Viking Update April 30, 2016

Minnesota Vikings S Jayron Kearse looking to continue family football legacy
The Minnesota Vikings used their final pick in the 2016 draft to select Clemson safety Jayron Kearse, who not only has a familiarity with second-round draft pick Mackensie Alexander, but comes from a family where football as part of the family business. Viking Update April 30, 2016

Vikings wrap up draft by taking tight end, two more defensive players
Final pick Jayron Kearse is a 6-foot-4 safety who is the nephew of former NFL defensive end Jevon Kearse. He was a first-team All-ACC selection in 2015. Star Tribune April 30, 2016

Vikings' draft extends their drive for offense this offseason
The Vikings' clear focus was improving Teddy Bridgewater's supporting cast after coach Mike Zimmer's defense pulled the Vikings and their 29th-ranked offense as far as they could go in 2015. Star Tribune April 30, 2016

Scoggins: Hard-nosed Zimmer authors feel-good story in German receiver
The Vikings rolled the dice Saturday in the sixth round by making Moritz Boehringer the first straight-from-Europe player ever selected in the NFL draft. Star Tribune April 30, 2016

Undersized linebacker Brothers plays big, Vikings say
Standing only 6 feet, 245 pounds and running a 4.82 40-yard dash, Kentrell Brothers lasted until the fifth round despite leading the nation in tackles per game (12.7) in the SEC at Missouri. Star Tribune April 30, 2016

Vikings draft choice Brothers 'huge fan' of Peterson growing up
One of the nicer things for Missouri linebacker Kentrell Brothers, an Oklahoma native, about being drafted by the Vikings is getting to meet Adrian Peterson. Star Tribune April 30, 2016

Vikings draft German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer in 6th round
Boehringer first started playing competitive “American football” in 2013 after watching highlights of running back Adrian Peterson online. Star Tribune April 30, 2016

Vikings draft tackle Beavers in 4th round, linebacker Brothers in 5th
Willie Beavers, who played at Western Michigan, was named to the All-MAC first team; Missouri's Kentrell Brothers, who led the nation in tackles per game. Star Tribune April 30, 2016

NFL draft: A look at the Vikings’ picks
Treadwell could develop into the big-time wide receiver the Vikings haven’t had since trading Randy Moss after the 2004 season. Minnesota really likes his size and ability to catch in traffic. Pioneer Press April 30, 2016

Tom Powers: Suddenly, Vikings most trusted team in town
Late April and there is road construction everywhere, cottonwood in the air and middle-aged men, their faces painted purple, crammed into football jerseys three sizes too small. Oops, there goes another beer on the floor. Pioneer Press April 30, 2016

Vikings pick Moritz Boehringer, German wide receiver
Moritz Boehringer five years ago became a Vikings fan by watching Adrian Peterson videos in his native Germany. Now, the two are teammates. Pioneer Press April 30, 2016

NFL draft: Vikings pick Kentrell Brothers, Missouri linebacker, in 5th round
The Vikings on Saturday selected linebacker Kentrell Brothers from Missouri in the fifth round of the NFL draft with the No. 160 overall pick. Pioneer Press April 30, 2016

NFL Draft: Vikings OT Willie Beavers of Western Michigan
The Vikings on Saturday selected Western Michigan offensive lineman Willie Beavers with the No. 121 pick in the fourth round of the NFL draft. Pioneer Press April 30, 2016

Moritz Boehringer on the phone
Moritz Boehringer talks about his switch from soccer to football and getting drafted to his favorite team, the Minnesota Vikings. Viking Update April 30, 2016

VIDEO: Minnesota Vikings S Jayron Kearse college highlight reel
Clemson highlights from Minnesota Vikings seventh-round pick Jayron Kearse. Viking Update April 30, 2016

German WR Moritz Boehringer acknolwedges he's a fan of Minnesota Vikings, gets drafted by them
German wide receiver Mortiz Boehringer was part of a bizarre public plea from NFL Network for the Minnesota Vikings to draft him because they were his favorite team. Ten minutes, they did draft him. Viking Update April 30, 2016

Minnesota Vikings scouting director Jamaal Stephenson talks Laquon Treadwell, Mackensie Alexander
The Minnesota Vikings director of college scouting Jamaal Stephenson discusses the team's first-round pick, Laquon Treadwell, and their second-round pick, Mackensie Alexander. Viking Update April 30, 2016

VIDEO: NFL Network interview with German WR Moritz Boehringer
German wide receiver Mortiz Boehringer proclaimed his love of the Vikings long before they drafted him in the sixth round. Viking Update April 30, 2016

Kentrell Brothers Drafted by Minnesota Vikings With 160th Pick
Linebacker Kentrell Brothers became the third Missouri player picked in the 2016 Draft when the Minnesota Vikings selected him in the fifth round. Viking Update April 30, 2016

VIDEO: Kentrell Brothers at his pro day
Minnesota Vikings fifth-round pick Kentrell Brother discusses his pro day, predraft process. Viking Update April 30, 2016

Minnesota Vikings get Day 3 of the draft started by selecting offensive tackle Willie Beavers
The already crowded Minnesota Vikings offensive line group got even more crowded with the selection of Willie Beavers in the fourth round. Viking Update April 30, 2016

VIDEO: New Minnesota Vikings OT Willie Beavers at NFL Scouting Combine
Willie Beavers discusses his predraft outlook at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine. Viking Update April 30, 2016

Vikings draft DE Weatherly and S Kearse in the seventh round
The Vikings drafted Vanderbilt edge rusher Stephen Weatherly in the seventh round on Saturday. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 30, 2016

Vikings take a chance on German WR Boehringer, whose education begins next week
Moritz Boehringer’s first taste of American football was watching highlights of Adrian Peterson. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 30, 2016

Vikings take middle linebacker Kentrell Brothers in fifth round
The Vikings added a middle linebacker to the competition.

Vikings initially project fourth-round OL Willie Beavers as guard
The Vikings added a 16th offensive lineman to the room. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 30, 2016

Vikings' Laquon Treadwell relieved to put 40-yard dash in the past
Under the brim of a Vikings’ purple cap, Laquon Treadwell shook his head and smiled. Standing inside the team’s fieldhouse, a NFL lapel pin glistened from his charcoal grey suit, but he anxiously wants to shed it all for a jersey and pair of cleats. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 30, 2016

Vikings Grab Missouri Linebacker Kentrell Brothers in 5th Round
Looking to further address the defensive side of the ball, the Minnesota Vikings used their 5th round, 160th pick on a linebacker from the University of Missouri, Kentrell Brothers. KFAN.com April 30, 2016

Vikings Select OT Willie Beavers With 121st Pick
As the fourth round flies by, the Minnesota Vikings have made their first selection of day number three. KFAN.com April 30, 2016