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2017 Pre Season Schedule
Date Opponent Time
8/10 @ Buffalo 6 PM
8/18 @ Seattle 9 PM
8/27 San Francisco 7 PM
8/31 Miami 7 PM
2017 Regular Season Schedule
9/11 New Orleans 6:10 PM
9/17 @ Pittsburgh 12 PM
9/24 Tampa Bay 12 PM
10/1 Detroit 12 PM
10/9 @ Chicago 7:30 PM
10/15 Green Bay 12 PM
10/22 Baltimore 12 PM
10/29 Cleveland (London) 8:30 AM
11/5 Bye N/A
11/12 @ Washington 12 PM
11/19 LA Rams 12 PM
11/23 @ Detroit 11:30 AM
12/3 @ Atlanta 12 PM
12/10 @ Carolina 12 PM
12/17 Cincinnati 12 PM
12/23 @ Green Bay 7:30 PM
12/31 Chicago 12 PM

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NFL Calendar

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

July 17 – 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 oneyear contract with his prior club for the 2017 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 beginning seven days prior to the club’s earliest permissible mandatory reporting date for veteran players. Veteran players other than quarterbacks or injured players 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.

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Vikings make push to get Jim Marshall into Pro Football Hall of Fame
Bud Grant is among those leading the push to get the former Vikings defensive end into the Pro Football hall of Fame. "It's one of the big injustices in football," Grant said. Star Tribune June 27, 2017

How will wide receiver position shake out for Vikings behind top targets?
Who will claim the final one or two Vikings roster spots at wide receiver. Part of the answer will depend on what other skills they can bring to the team. Star Tribune June 27, 2017

Super Bowl 52 planners want you
More than 10,000 volunteers need to be interviewed, trained, ready, willing and able in January for the ten-day event. Star Tribune June 27, 2017

Minnesota Vikings join growing trend with camp
The Minnesota Vikings join a growing trend of having NFL rookies report to training camp before veterans. Viking Update June 27, 2017

Minnesota Vikings Assistant G.M. declines interview with Kansas City
Minnesota Vikings Assistant General Manager George Paton took his name out of consideration for the vacant general manager position in Kansas City, but it may not be long until he ends up moving on. Viking Update June 27, 2017

Pro Football Focus expects big improvement for Vikings' offensive line
The offseason is the best time to rank stuff. On Tuesday, the analytics/analysis website Pro Football Focus published its rankings of all 32 teams’ offensive lines – and Vikings fans will be quite pleased by the jump in ranking from the end of 2016 to the beginning of 2017. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 27, 2017

Scoggins: Former Hopkins, NDSU star emboldens kids to lead
Like many NFL players, Marcus Williams, 26, wanted to host a camp in his hometown as a thank you and an opportunity to inspire the next generation. Star Tribune June 26, 2017

U.S. Bank Stadium wins international award
With Minnesota Vikings executives pitching plaudits, U.S. Bank Stadium took home an international stadium award. Viking Update June 26, 2017

NFC North may have been altered significantly by schedule-makers
Normal is going to abnormal for the Packers to start the 2017 season. Could the schedule tip the balance of power in the NFC North? Viking Update June 26, 2017

Underneath Latavius Murray's No. 25, a story of death and deep friendship
On June 14 at 11:30 AM, Latavius Murray paced the sidelines at Winter Park wearing No. 25, a subtle tribute to his best friend. At that moment, 1,400 miles away, a brawl broke out in the Onondaga County Courthouse. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 26, 2017

Sam Bradford is a relative bargain in current QB market
Derek Carr once again raised the quarterback payment bar. A lot of NFL teams are wondering how high the price tags can go? Viking Update June 24, 2017

Seven key Vikings players heading into a contract year
There’s nothing more damaging to a franchise in pro sports than giving out a bad mega-deal to a quarterback. Bradford’s situation is made more complex by uncertainty around Teddy Bridgewater’s future. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 24, 2017

Minnesota Vikings hire new head strength and conditioning coach
The Minnesota Vikings moved quickly to replace their head strength and conditioning coach on Friday. Viking Update June 23, 2017

Vikings roster projection: Who will survive training camp?
The first full practice of training camp is in five weeks -- and there are more than a dozen roster spots where competition should be wide open. Here's a prediction on how they'll play out. Star Tribune June 23, 2017

Chip Kelly on Vikings' new strength coach: He's 'cutting-edge'
Uyeyama will be the third head strength and conditioning coach in Mike Zimmer’s four years as head coach. Star Tribune June 23, 2017

Minnesota Vikings: Family tragedy haunts, inspires rookie Rodney Adams
The call ended so abruptly Rodney Adams figured his mother would redial from the car to hear Toledo’s new punt returner recount the rest of his day against Eastern Michigan. Pioneer Press June 23, 2017

Will Derek Carr's contract extension affect Sam Bradford's asking price?
Quarterback contracts are like the Minneapolis housing market: Availability is low and the prices are crazy. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 23, 2017

Five position battles to watch in Vikings training camp
Some clarity was gained during the offseason program, but there’s much to sort out for the Vikings when the team assembles for training camp in Mankato next month. Star Tribune June 22, 2017

Vikings begin to market Eagan development around new HQ
Vikings football team owners hope to attract office, retail, hospitality and housing partners to Viking Lakes development. Star Tribune June 22, 2017

Former Minnesota Vikings DE Chris Doleman meets the Pope
Former Minnesota Vikings defensive end Chris Doleman was one of seven Pro Football Hall of Famers to meet the Pope. Viking Update June 22, 2017

Mike Zimmer named a top-10 coach in NFL power rankings
NFL.com released its annual preseason head coach power rankings and, while ranking the team as a middle-of-the-road squad, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was named a top-10 coach. Viking Update June 22, 2017

NFL Coach Power Rankings Are Out, Did Zimmer Rise or Fall After 8-8 Season?
It’s an NFL offseason tradition like no other, the annual “NFL Coaches Power Rankings” list dropped yesterday at NFL.com and the ripple effect could be felt miles away...okay maybe not but it’s something to nibble on for the one month of the year where there is legitimately no NFL action. KFAN.com June 22, 2017

Norv Turner says he's open to a return to coaching
Turner, the former Vikings offensive coordinator, has not taken a new coaching position since he surprisingly resigned here last November, after disagreements with head coach Mike Zimmer. Star Tribune June 21, 2017

Former Minnesota Vikings WR Randy Moss reminisces about the moon over Green Bay
Randy Moss discussed the incidents that led up to his infamous end zone fake-mooning of Packers fans. Viking Update June 21, 2017

VIDEO: Two minutes of Teddy Bridgewater in Minnesota Vikings OTAs, minicamp
Watch Teddy Bridgewater go through rehab drills and make all kinds of throws as he progressed through Minnesota Vikings organized team activities and minicamp. Viking Update June 21, 2017

Position by position: What we know about the 2017 Vikings after OTAs and Minicamp
Each week of OTAs and Minicamp, it seemed like Teddy Bridgewater did a little bit more during individual warm-up drills. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 21, 2017

Vikings expect Morgan to push for roster spot as all-purpose tight end
Behind Vikings starting tight end Kyle Rudolph, his position group fields just one NFL catch between the other five guys in the room. Star Tribune June 20, 2017

NFL sets calendar through 2018 draft
The NFL announced the dates for important events in the next 10 months, from the roster cutdowns in September to the playoffs, Senior Bowl, Scouting Combine and draft in 2018. Viking Update June 20, 2017

Strength and conditioning coach Brent Salazar leaves Minnesota Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings are looking for their fourth strength and conditioning coach since 2013. Viking Update June 20, 2017

A dozen Vikings takeaways after a dozen practices this spring
You shouldn't rule out Teddy Bridgewater getting cleared to return at some point in 2017 (and Dalvin Cook is really fast). Star Tribune June 19, 2017

Vikings head strength coach leaving for USTA
Brent Salazar, who was on Mike Zimmer’s staff for 16 months, is leaving the Vikings to accept a position with the U.S. Tennis Association. Star Tribune June 19, 2017

Vikings legend Alan Page overwhelmed by middle school renamed for him
It’s one thing to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It’s quite another to have a school named after you. Pioneer Press June 19, 2017

Minnesota Vikings Hall of Famers on trip to Israel
Two players primarily associated with the Minnesota Vikings are part of 18 Hall of Famers on a trip to Israel to promote the game of football. Viking Update June 19, 2017

Eric Decker signs with Tennessee without any public interest from Minnesota Vikings
Free agent wide receiver Eric Decker signed with Tennessee on Sunday. It doesn’t appear as though the Minnesota Vikings and Decker were ever on each other’s radar. Viking Update June 19, 2017

Entering contract year, Xavier Rhodes will face stiff competition
Based on the large contracts that “shutdown corners” received this offseason, it appears Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes, whose deal is up after the 2017 season, is on the cusp of becoming one of the highest paid defensive backs in the NFL. But the final year of his current contract won’t be an easy one as the Vikings’ schedule matches them up against a group of the most dangerous receivers in the NFL. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 19, 2017

Offseason countdown list part 3: The 10 best skill players the Vikings will face this year
Alright, we’ve reached the waiting-for-training camp portion of the offseason. While you look at the calendar, checking off each day before camp arrives, we’ll be unveiling a weekly countdown of top 10s relating to the Minnesota Vikings’ 2017 season. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 19, 2017

Jared Allen reveals Father’s Day surprise for one Minnesota Vikings fan
Jared Allen gave a super-sized Father’s Day surprise to one Minnesota Vikings fan and his family. Viking Update June 18, 2017

Minnesota Vikings made memories of dad for Father's Day
Father's Day brings recollections of father-son moments in the past, including the Minnesota Vikings, that are welded into the memory. Viking Update June 18, 2017

Sam Bradford finding his comfort zone with Minnesota Vikings
Sam Bradford endured the craziest five months of his life last year when the Minnesota Vikings traded for him. This summer couldn’t be any more different. Viking Update June 17, 2017

Vikings camp schedule released: less than 40 days 'til football
The Vikings have released their 2017 training camp schedule. It's perhaps their last time holding it in Mankato. Star Tribune June 16, 2017

Zimmer could hand over Vikings' defensive calls to Edwards
A final decision has not been made but George Edwards called the defense when Mike Zimmer missed the Vikings' 17-15 loss to Dallas last season. Star Tribune June 16, 2017

The Tommy Armstrong Experiment comes to an end for Vikings
Former Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong tried his hand at safety for 13 practices, but the Vikings had seen enough. Armstrong was waived Friday. Star Tribune June 16, 2017

Bulked-up Vikings DE Danielle Hunter primed to battle for starting spot
The Vikings recently tweeted a pair of photos that showed off Danielle Hunter’s Mr. Universe-like biceps. The message alongside them was, “Dear opposing offensive linemen, good luck in 2017.” Pioneer Press June 16, 2017

Mike Zimmer hopeful about Vikings’ offensive line, running game
It’s still early, Mike Zimmer conceded, but as the team’s mandatory mini-camp concluded Thursday, the Vikings coach said he’s optimistic about the two worst areas from last season’s team: the offensive line and the running game. Pioneer Press June 16, 2017

Vikings: Key special teams spots remain ‘wide open’
Marcus Sherels is entrenched as the punt returner, and Kevin McDermott as the long snapper. After that, the Vikings will enter training camp with tight battles at the key special teams spots. Pioneer Press June 16, 2017

Former Viking Stu Voigt ready to ‘pay it forward’ after release from prison
Stu Voigt is home again. He got back in late May after spending six months in what he jokingly referred to as “a bad health spa.” Pioneer Press June 16, 2017

Vikings let former Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong go — again
The Vikings on Friday waived former Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong. An undrafted rookie, he had been working this spring as a safety. Pioneer Press June 16, 2017

Vikings training camp: Rookies report July 23, veterans July 26
For the first time in Mike Zimmer’s four seasons as Vikings coach, rookies will get a jump on veterans in training camp. Pioneer Press June 16, 2017

Transition to safety doesn’t work for now-released Tommy Armstrong
Tommy Armstrong kept his position options open, but the Minnesota Vikings didn’t see a future for him at safety. Viking Update June 16, 2017

Minnesota Vikings changing up training camp schedule
The Minnesota Vikings are changing up their training camp schedule this year. Viking Update June 16, 2017

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph says 2016 gone, but not forgotten
The Minnesota Vikings are done working until Mankato comes into play. Kyle Rudolph is looking to build this year by correcting the failures of last year. Viking Update June 16, 2017

Zulgad: Vikings fans get reminder that purple positivity doesn't last for long
Vikings fans were an emboldened bunch Thursday afternoon as the team wrapped up its three-day minicamp and disappeared for a final break before training camp opens in late July. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 16, 2017

Vikings' success on defense rests on Linval Joseph's shoulders
The Minnesota Vikings made every effort to improve their offense this offseason by beefing up the offensive line and adding weapons around Sam Bradford, but the success of the 2017 Vikings will most likely be determined on the defensive side. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 16, 2017

Vikings training camp practice practice schedule Mankato Minnesota
Yes, the NBA and NHL just ended and we’re left with only baseball — among the four major sports in the United States. But you’d better believe that the NFL is right around the corner. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 16, 2017

Vikings’ Mike Zimmer optimistic about eye but ‘not out of the woods totally’
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer received good news from his eye doctor this week. Pioneer Press June 15, 2017

Vikings WR Michael Floyd ready to hit the books — the playbook — before training camp
Spring drills are over, but cram sessions will continue for Vikings receiver Michael Floyd. Pioneer Press June 15, 2017

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer assesses his own performance, duties
Mike Zimmer ended the Minnesota Vikings’ minicamp by explaining how he is trying to grow and improve as a head coach. Viking Update June 15, 2017

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer on his eyes: ‘It’s time to go!’
Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer updated the situation on his eyes after a doctor’s appointment on Wednesday. Viking Update June 15, 2017

Brian Robison reflects on career that isn’t over yet
Defensive end Brian Robison is a Texan closing in on his last ride, but is looking to finish what he started with the Minnesota Vikings. Viking Update June 15, 2017

Dalvin Cook impresses, O-line gels and other takeaways from Day 3 of Vikings Minicamp
The Minnesota Vikings wrapped up Minicamp on Thursday, which means we won’t see them back on the practice field again until training camp in Mankato. Here are the biggest takeaways from the day: 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 15, 2017

Mike Zimmer and the evolution of a head coach
For the first time in a long time, Mike Zimmer seemed excited to talk. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 15, 2017

Laquon Treadwell's leaping grab a notable Vikings minicamp moment
Second-year receiver Laquon Treadwell concluded one red-zone session with a leaping grab of a Sam Bradford pass over Trae Waynes for a touchdown in the corner of the end zone. Star Tribune June 15, 2017

After latest checkup, Mike Zimmer 'just about out of the woods' with eye recovery
Mike Zimmer will have to drive to his daughter's wedding in Dallas next week, but otherwise he doesn't expect his troublesome right eye to affect him much anymore. Star Tribune June 15, 2017

Hartman: Vikings memories flow with Moss, Rashad at Winter Park
The Vikings couldn't find two better Ring of Honor inductees than Randy Moss and Ahmad Rashad. Star Tribune June 15, 2017

Vikings' Berger puts retirement on hold
Joe Berger, the oldest and longest-tenured Vikings offensive lineman, was given no deadline to tell the team whether he planned to continue his career. He ultimately decided to return. Star Tribune June 14, 2017

Vikings backup QBs Case Keenum, Taylor Heinicke ready to do battle
When Case Keenum signed a one-year contract with the Vikings during the offseason, he was well versed in the quarterback drama that swamped the team when starter Teddy Bridgewater suffered a season-ending injury less than two weeks before the 2016 opener. Pioneer Press June 14, 2017