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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


NFL Calendar

June 1: Deadline for prior club to send “June 1 Tender” to its unsigned Restricted Free Agents who received a qualifying offer for a Right of First Refusal Only in order for such player to be subject to the CBA’s “June 15 Tender” provision.

June 2: For any player removed from the club’s roster or whose contract is assigned via waivers or trade on or after June 2, any unamortized signing bonus amounts for future years will be included fully in Team Salary at the start of the 2017 League Year.

June 15: Deadline for club to withdraw qualifying offer to Restricted Free Agents and still retain exclusive negotiating rights by substituting “June 15 Tender” of one-year contract at 110 percent of the player’s prior-year Paragraph 5 Salary (with all other terms of his prior-year contract carried forward unchanged).

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

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Current News

Zimmer: 'One eye or two, it really doesn't matter. I'm going to be back'
Mike Zimmer is determined to coach -- whether he loses sight in his eye or not. Star Tribune May 26, 2017

Vikings sign three more draft picks
The Vikings have gotten three more of their draft picks under contract. Star Tribune May 26, 2017

Truesdell raced beyond checkered past with hopes of catching on in NFL
Nick Truesdell, 27, faces long odds to even make the Vikings roster, but the 6-6, 252-pound jumbo tight end has already traveled a long way to get to this point. Star Tribune May 26, 2017

Hartman: Elflein makes his mark at center, guard for Vikings
Former Ohio State assistant Ed Warinner, now with the Gophers, praises Vikings versatility of Vikings rookie Pat Elflein. Star Tribune May 26, 2017

Vikings sign 3 more picks; contract dispute nears end
After a holdup in rookie contract negotiations, the floodgates have apparently opened. The Vikings signed three more draft picks Friday, one day after they inked the first two of their 11 draftees to deals. Pioneer Press May 26, 2017

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer: "I'll be back shortly -- with one eye or two"
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Friday he plans to return to Minnesota in time for a June 5 another eye exam that should determine whether he can resume coaching his team. Pioneer Press May 26, 2017

Minnesota Vikings nearing halfway point in draft signings after 3 inked Friday
The Minnesota Vikings are nearly halfway through signing their draft picks with a handful of contracts completed in 24 hours. Viking Update May 26, 2017

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer: Eye issues ‘will not keep me from coaching’
Whether he has one good eye or two, Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer plans to return to the team soon. Viking Update May 26, 2017

Zimmer points out offseason progress in '16 top picks Treadwell, Alexander
One of the biggest questions heading into the 2017 season for the Minnesota Vikings is whether 2016 draft picks Laquon Treadwell and Mackensie Alexander will become major contributors. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 26, 2017

Zimmer: 'One eye or two, I'll be back'
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer wants to make one thing clear: He’s going to be back coaching soon. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 26, 2017

Vikings ink deals with three more draft selections...
Johnson was a fourth-round selection (109th overall) in the 2017 NFL Draft. He was the top defensive player chosen by the Vikings in this draft class. May 26, 2017

'This will not keep me from coaching,' Vikings HC Mike Zimmer aiming for June 4th return to Minnesota
After being "forced" to take some time to rest at his Kentucky ranch, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer hopped on a conference call with the local media Friday morning to speak on the situation. May 26, 2017

This move that Stefon Diggs put on Terance Newman has to be ILLEGAL in 40 States!!
I have no words for what you're about to see. The whole video is sweet, but the triple-move that Stefon Diggs puts on Newman starting at the :38 mark is other worldly... May 26, 2017

Adrian Peterson, maybe the greatest running back of his generation, at home with Saints
Adrian Peterson is learning what it’s like to play in an offense that won’t feature him. Pioneer Press May 25, 2017

Vikings sign twot 2017 draft picks, but rookie contract disputes rage on
The Vikings signed two of their 11 draft picks on Thursday, but a league source said the drama swirling around language in the rookie contracts isn’t over. Pioneer Press May 25, 2017

Vikings eager to test NFL's relaxed celebration rules
The Vikings play their home games indoors, but that might not keep receiver Jarius Wright from doing a snow angel following a touchdown. Pioneer Press May 25, 2017

Minnesota Vikings get a seventh-rounder signed
Four weeks after the NFL draft, the Minnesota Vikings are starting to get their picks signed. Viking Update May 25, 2017

Minnesota Vikings start signing their draft picks
The Minnesota Vikings have gotten the signings started on their 2017 draft class. Viking Update May 25, 2017

Minnesota Vikings coordinator Pat Shurmur has plenty of new, different weapons
Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has a lot of new faces to sort out between now and the regular season and he's excited by that prospect. Viking Update May 25, 2017

Zulgad: Excited by the buzz from Vikings OTAs? Here's a history lesson for you
Don’t mean to be a buzzkill, but it’s only right that someone waves the caution flag for those overzealous Vikings fans who might be susceptible to the events they have been witnessing or reading about out of Winter Park this week. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 25, 2017

Vikings sign two draft picks, but contract language reportedly holding up other deals
The Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday that Rodney Adams has signed his rookie contract, marking the first Vikings 2017 draft pick to come to an agreement with the team. Another player did the announcing on his own: 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 25, 2017

Michael Floyd and the NFL's redemption stories
At any given time on any given team in the NFL, there is a redemption story. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 25, 2017

WATCH: This OTAs back-and-forth between Laquon Treadwell and Xavier Rhodes has turned into MUST SEE TV!!
Maybe you read about it on or heard us talking about it on The Power Trip Morning Show and the Paul Allen Project, but there is a little back and forth going on right now at Vikings OTAs and it's turned into MUST SEE TV! May 25, 2017

Unlike Last Time It Was Here, Minnesota’s Super Bowl Halftime Show Should Rock
The excitement continues to build as the Super Bowl’s return to the Twin Cities draws nearer. One of the main questions many people are asking is who will be performing at the halftime show. May 25, 2017

WATCH: PA Interviews Vikings Defensive Line Coach Andre Patterson at 2017 OTAs
Patterson interview with Paul Allen. May 25, 2017

FIVE Knee-Jerk reactions from the first Minnesota Vikings OTA Practice...
Minnesota Vikings organized team activities kicked off yesterday over at Winter Park but today was the first time that the media was invited to take in the sights and sounds of real football for the first time since the season ended last January. May 25, 2017

Vikings' rookies finally signing their NFL contracts
The Vikings, who quickly signed all of their draft picks in 2015 and 2016, have encountered resistance this year about some of the language in their rookie contracts. Star Tribune May 25, 2017

Vikings evaluating a handful of cornerbacks to fill important nickel role
One of the more intriguing and important roles left open by free agency falls in the middle of the defense due to Captain Munnerlyn's departure. Star Tribune May 25, 2017

Vikings miss stubborn Mike Zimmer, but encouraged by determined Teddy Bridgewater
Mike Zimmer and Teddy Bridgewater were nowhere to be seen Wednesday when the Vikings gave the media their first glimpse at one of their organized team activities. Star Tribune May 25, 2017

Vikings rookie RB Dalvin Cook draws praise at OTAs
Vikings rookie running back Dalvin Cook drew raves during rookie minicamp. That has continued during organized team activities. Pioneer Press May 24, 2017

With Mike Zimmer away, Vikings embrace the (relative) silence
It was a bit quieter on the Vikings practice field Wednesday. With head coach Mike Zimmer at his ranch in Kentucky, there was a lot less yelling that usual during the Vikings’ second day of Organized Team Activities at Winter Park. Pioneer Press May 24, 2017

Brian Murphy: Three Vikings stories, two no-shows
Michael Floyd was redemption in the flesh Wednesday as the Vikings unveiled their new receiver while onetime franchise quarterback Teddy Bridgewater remains a ghost in the machine and coach Mike Zimmer is in mandatory convalescence in Kentucky. Pioneer Press May 24, 2017

Vikings GM Rick Spielman: Teddy Bridgewater's rehab 'very encouraging'
The Vikings released a video of Teddy Bridgewater throwing to teammates during organized team activities on Tuesday but the team is still uncertain about whether the 2014 first-round draft pick will ever play in the NFL again. Pioneer Press May 24, 2017

New Minnesota Vikings WR Michael Floyd: 'I'm right back at home'
Michael Floyd is back in Minnesota and back rooming with a familiar face, hoping he takes advantage of his "last-straw" opportunity with the Minnesota Vikings. Viking Update May 24, 2017

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer gone, but ‘still in charge’ from afar
Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is away from the team but doing everything he can to stay involved. Viking Update May 24, 2017

Teddy Bridgewater not cleared, not at practice; return 'still the unknown'
The video released of Teddy Bridgewater throwing passes created excitement about his recovery, but the Minnesota Vikings were pulling back on the excitement Wednesday. Viking Update May 24, 2017

VIDEO: Minnesota Vikings GM updates Mike Zimmer's health status
Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman said Mike Zimmer can be "hard-headed," but says he is following doctor's orders. Viking Update May 24, 2017

VIDEO: Minnesota Vikings GM clarifies Teddy Bridgewater's status
Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman tells why Teddy Bridgewater missed practice, where he is at in his rehab and if anything has changed on his outlook to play again. Viking Update May 24, 2017

MMQB picks Minnesota Vikings on playoff cusp
The gang at Monday Morning Quarterback is in predicting mode and they have the Minnesota Vikings checking in mid-pack, but outside of the playoffs. Viking Update May 24, 2017

Earning nickel corner spot begins in OTAs for Mackensie Alexander
Offseason Team Activities might sound like a thing the NFL made up in order to keep news stores rolling in 365 days per year, but for some players they are a crucial time to begin the learning process. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 24, 2017

Zimmer's recovery, Treadwell's progress, kickers and other takeaways from Vikings OTAs
Over the past month or so, the Minnesota Vikings have been doing work at Winter Park with rookie mini camp and voluntary offseason workouts, but getting the entire 90-man roster on the field for OTAs represents the unofficial beginning of the 2017 season. Here are five takeaways from Wednesday’s OTA session: 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 24, 2017

Report: Bridgewater OK'd to move side-to-side
If we’re using social media vernacular, it would be proper to say the Minnesota Vikings broke the internet when they tweeted a video of Teddy Bridgwater dropping back and throwing passes at OTAs on Tuesday. But according to GM Rick Spielman, the video only means that Bridgewater is taking the next step in his recovery. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 24, 2017

Vikings' Floyd back in his comfort zone — on and off the field
Back home in Minnesota and legally cleared to practice with the Vikings, wide receiver Michael Floyd spent the past two days of organized team activities playing catch-up. Star Tribune May 24, 2017

Vikings GM gives updates on Bridgewater, Zimmer
The day after the Vikings put out video of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater taking snaps on the field with the team, general manager Rick Spielman said the QB was out of town for an appointment. Star Tribune May 24, 2017

Vikings full-squad workout at Winter Park
Vikings' first organized full-team practice of the offseason. Star Tribune May 24, 2017

Vikings surprise: Bridgewater throws passes during team workout
It is believed Tuesday was the first time Teddy Bridgewater was on the field with Vikings teammates since suffering a major knee injury last August. Star Tribune May 24, 2017

Souhan: Vikings, Bridgewater haven't handled injury news well
If they think Teddy Bridgewater is ahead of schedule, or on schedule, or doing encouraging things, why not just say so? Star Tribune May 24, 2017

Souhan: Zimmer will help Vikings, and himself, by ditching workaholic culture
What's most important for Mike Zimmer and the Vikings is for him to make it through the 2017 season with good health and a healthy attitude. He's had eight surgeries on his right eye. Star Tribune May 23, 2017

It's rookie Dalvin Cook's backfield as Vikings ramp up practices
For the first time Tuesday, Vikings’ top draft pick Dalvin Cook will line up against Linval Joseph and the rest of Mike Zimmer’s defense. Star Tribune May 23, 2017

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater throws during first day of OTAs
Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater looks to have taken a big step in his comeback from last August’s horrific knee injury. The Vikings’ website posted a 39-second video of Bridgewater throwing Tuesday on the first day of organized team activities. The practice was closed to the media, but Wednesday’s session is scheduled to be open. Pioneer Press May 23, 2017

Players union advises Vikings rookies not to sign current offers
The NFL Players Association has advised agents for the Vikings’ 11 draftees not to sign contracts yet because of specific language in the proposed deals that the union believes violates the league’s collective bargaining agreement. Pioneer Press May 23, 2017

VIDEO: Teddy Bridgewater throwing at Minnesota Vikings practice
As the Minnesota Vikings started organized team activities on Tuesday, the team distributed a video of Teddy Bridgewater throwing. Viking Update May 23, 2017

Holler: Time for Mike Zimmer to let others do the (offseason) coaching
As the OTA period kicks in, the Big Boss Man isn't going to be in-house. For the long-term benefit of both Mike Zimmer and the Minnesota Vikings organization, that is a good thing. Viking Update May 23, 2017

Zulgad: What should we make of Teddy Bridgewater working out at Vikings OTAs?
Thirty-nine seconds. That was the length of the video the Vikings tweeted of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater going through drills Tuesday from their first day of Organized Team Activities at Winter Park. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 23, 2017

Vikings tweet video of Bridgewater throwing
The Minnesota Vikings have mostly kept Teddy Bridgewater’s recovery from a severe knee injury under wraps since he went down in practice last August. But on the first day of OTAs, the team’s official twitter account released video of Bridgewater throwing and taking drop backs – with his knee covered by a large brace. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 23, 2017

How Kirk Cousins' contract extension talks affect the Vikings, Bradford
Over the next month-and-a-half, the Minnesota Vikings will be keeping an eye on negotiations between Washington and quarterback Kirk Cousins. If the two sides reach a long-term contract, it will likely be the starting point for Sam Bradford’s talks with the Vikings about a new deal. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 23, 2017

FIRST LOOK: Vikings Release First Video of Teddy Bridgewater Working Out at Winter Park OTAs [VIDEO]
It already been and will continue to be a long road back to the football field for Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. All of that said, he is committed to the journey. May 23, 2017

Vikings' Zimmer, after eight eye surgeries, heads home to recover
After eighth eye surgery, Vikings coach will head to his Kentucky ranch. Star Tribune May 22, 2017

Vikings gave Michael Floyd a chance. 'Now it's up to him,' says his mother
A retirement party last June for former Cretin-Derham Hall High School football coaches Mike and Mal Scanlan drew an unexpected guest: Michael Floyd. Pioneer Press May 22, 2017

Vikings: 8th eye surgery knocks Mike Zimmer out of OTAs
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer will leave the team for a short period to recover from his eighth eye surgery, including missing organized team activities this week. Pioneer Press May 22, 2017

The Loop’s Super Bowl LII Countdown: Worst running backs
With Minnesota’s next Super Bowl less than 37 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 worst running backs to set foot in the Super Bowl. Pioneer Press May 22, 2017

Eighth eye surgery forces break for Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer
Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer will be taking “a few weeks” off after his latest eye surgery. Viking Update May 22, 2017

Minnesota Vikings have numerous contract questions pending
The Minnesota Vikings had some hard decisions to make in this year's free agency. As things currently stand, 2018 may be much more challenging for the organization. Viking Update May 22, 2017

Zulgad: In this instance, Mike Zimmer needs to put himself before his team
Mike Zimmer told the media on Saturday that he recently had undergone another surgery on his right eye as doctors attempted to restore as much sight as possible following the detached retina he suffered last fall. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 22, 2017

Battle at wide receiver tops Vikings OTA storylines
Position battles usually heat up most during preseason and training camp, but for the Minnesota Vikings’ (many) wide receivers, Organized Team Activities represent the official starting point of the race for reps. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 22, 2017