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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

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.

July 24  – Signing period ends for Transition Players with outstanding tenders. After this date and until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, prior club has exclusive negotiating rights.

July 24* – Signing period ends for Unrestricted Free Agents to whom a “May 9 Tender” was made by prior club. After this date and until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, prior club has exclusive negotiating rights.  

* or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later.

Training Camp Schedule

July 23: 3–5 p.m., rookies check in

July 24: 10:30–11:30 a.m., walk-through; 2:45-4:30 p.m., helmets/shorts*

July 25: 10:30–11:30 a.m., walk-through; 2:45-4:30 p.m., helmets/shorts*

July 26: 9-10:45 a.m., helmets/shorts*; 10 a.m.-1 p.m., veterans check in

July 27: 10:30-11:30 a.m., walk-through; 3-5 p.m., helmets/shorts

July 28: 10:30-11:30 a.m., walk-through; 3-5 p.m., helmets/shorts

July 29: 10:30-11:30 a.m., walk-through; 3-5 p.m., full pads

July 30: 10:30-11:30 a.m., walk-through; 3-5 p.m., full pads

July 31: 10:30-11:30 a.m., walk-through; 3-5 p.m., full pads

*rookies only

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Current News

NFC North Rankings: Running Backs
In the post-Peterson apocalypse that is the NFC North, teams are looking to carve out a new era at running back. Viking Update July 19, 2017

Vikings training camp preview: The linebackers
The Minnesota Vikings, like many teams, have moved toward using two linebackers on the majority of plays instead of three. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities July 19, 2017

Vikings training camp preview: The Offensive line
The Minnesota Vikings’ injuries and struggles on the offensive line in 2016 were a major part of the team’s downfall. Some of the problems were bad luck – like Mike Harris’s mysterious absence and Phil Loadholt deciding to retire – but there were also aspects of the O-line’s downfall that were avoidable. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities July 19, 2017

The 17 most important Vikings for 2017: No. 3, RT Mike Remmers
Lineman Mike Remmers returns to the Vikings with 35 consecutive starts under his belt in Carolina. He’ll need even more to help fix a dire situation. Star Tribune July 19, 2017

Vikings, Mankato parting ways after one final training camp
The team will move camp to their new Eagan headquarters beginning next year. Star Tribune July 18, 2017

Photos: 52 years of Vikings training camp in Mankato
The Vikings said Tuesday that 2017 will be their last training camp in Mankato after 52 years. Here's a look back at some of those five decades of memories. Star Tribune July 18, 2017

Vikings camp leaving Mankato was inevitable, logical and a bummer
It will be a daunting challenge for the Vikings to recapture the amazing fan experience they have in Mankato, where fans swarm to get an intimate glimpse at their favorite players. Star Tribune July 18, 2017

The 17 most important Vikings in 2017: No. 4, DE Danielle Hunter
More Hunter should mean more terror from the Vikings defensive line, which combined for 34 of the team’s 41 sacks a year ago. Star Tribune July 18, 2017

Vikings training camp moving to Eagan, starting in 2018
The Vikings made it official Tuesday: They’ll be leaving Mankato and moving training camp to Eagan starting in 2018. Pioneer Press July 18, 2017

WATCH: Minnesota Vikings’ battle for final spot(s) at WR
The Minnesota Vikings will have a battle on their hands for the final spot or two, or a spot on the practice squad, among several receivers toward the bottom of the depth chart. Here's a look at them from 2017 OTAs and minicamp. Viking Update July 18, 2017

Minnesota Vikings announce future plans for training camp
The Minnesota Vikings announced their plan for future training camps. Viking Update July 18, 2017

Vikings training camp preview: The safeties
The Minnesota Vikings have continuity and star power at safety. Pro Bowler Harrison Smith and Andrew Sendejo have been together in the defensive backfield since 2013. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities July 18, 2017

Vikings announce training camp will move to new Eagan facility in 2018
The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday that 2017 will be the final year of training camp in Mankato. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities July 18, 2017

Vikings training camp preview: The wide receivers
The Minnesota Vikings’ wide receiver group will be one of the most fascinating to watch in training camp because there is so much yet to be determined. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities July 18, 2017

Vikings officially announce 2017 will be final Training Camp in Mankato
On the same day that the trucks are heading down to Mankato with loads of equipment needed for Training Camp to start this weekend, the Minnesota Vikings have announced that this will be the team's last visit down 169 with the University of Minnesota State Mankato as the full-time host of the team's preseason training camp. KFAN.com July 18, 2017

The 17 most important Vikings in 2017: No. 5, OLB Anthony Barr
Throughout his first two NFL seasons, Anthony Barr made a monster play seemingly every other week. Last season, though, those splash plays dried up and Barr got pushed around. Star Tribune July 17, 2017

Kyle Rudolph’s camp draws big numbers for Minnesota Vikings tight end
Kyle Rudolph’s youth football camp drew more than 600 kids as the Minnesota Vikings tight end headlined the two-day event. Viking Update July 17, 2017

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph praises Teddy Bridgewater’s ‘unbelievable’ work ethic
Although Teddy Bridgewater didn’t make his scheduled appearance at Kyle Rudolph’s youth camp, the Minnesota Vikings tight end praised Bridgewater’s work ethic in his comeback attempt. Viking Update July 17, 2017

NFC North teams all have reason for optimism at QB
In the positional rankings of quarterbacks, the NFC North has a strong group overall with each team having reason for their own optimism. Viking Update July 17, 2017

Vikings training camp preview: The defensive line
The Minnesota Vikings have one of the most intimidating defensive lines in the NFL. Whether they produce a third straight year of dominant defensive play under Mike Zimmer may determine if 2017 ends in success or failure. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities July 17, 2017

Vikings training camp preview: The running backs
The Minnesota Vikings’ running back group heads into training camp without Adrian Peterson for the first time since 2007, which might feel strange to many fans and people within the team, but it doesn’t mean the Vikings will suffer in Peterson’s absence. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities July 17, 2017

Rookies & QBs are reporting to Training Camp early, is this a good thing?
Can you believe it? Training Camp in Mankato is less than one week away as we sit here today. KFAN.com July 17, 2017

The Numbers
Ahh, the off season. The Dead Zone. That time between the last OTA’s and the start of Training Camp when there is no team activity allowed and almost no football news. It’s also that time of the year for vacations. Kansasviking.com July 17, 2017

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer cleared to resume flying
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has been medically cleared to resume air travel and will fly back to Minnesota next week for training camp, according to a person with direct knowledge. Pioneer Press July 16, 2017

Michael Floyd’s four-game suspension opens the door for others
There was no good news for the Minnesota Vikings in the Michael Floyd suspension, but his loss will create opportunities for others. Viking Update July 16, 2017

Minnesota Vikings base salaries
The Minnesota Vikings are now in the same realm as most teams, with their starting quarterback leading the way in base salary, but which players are next? Viking Update July 15, 2017

Big 4 wideouts from 2016 draft have more questions than answers
Laquon Treadwell is the centerpiece of Vikings’ 2017 upside discussion. He’s not the only wideout from the Class of 2016 that is being discussed similarly. Viking Update July 15, 2017

The 17 most important Vikings in 2017: No. 6, RB Dalvin Cook
The Vikings were willing to take a chance on Cook, who fell out of the first round due to character concerns, in part because they feel he can be a versatile backfield weapon. Star Tribune July 14, 2017

Vikings receiver Michael Floyd suspended four games
Vikings receiver Michael Floyd has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2017 regular season. Pioneer Press July 14, 2017

Floyd's suspension puts spotlight on Laquon Treadwell
Laquon Treadwell will have his chance to prove Mike Zimmer right. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities July 14, 2017

Vikings WR Michael Floyd suspended four games
The Minnesota Vikings will be without wide receiver Michael Floyd for the first four games of the 2017 season. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities July 14, 2017

Stadium opening boosts Vikings in ranking of most valuable pro teams
Forbes magazine released its newest list of the 50 most valuable sports teams this week and the Vikings are No. 30, tied with the NBA's Boston Celtics. Star Tribune July 13, 2017

No knee brace in latest social media pictures from Bridgewater
Just a couple months ago, when he made a surprise appearance during Vikings OTAs, Teddy Bridgewater was still wearing a bulky brace on his left leg. Star Tribune July 13, 2017

The 17 most important Vikings in 2017: No. 7, CB Xavier Rhodes
A great defense needs sound cornerback play. Entering his fifth NFL season, Xavier Rhodes has ensured that’s one box the Vikings check on whichever side of the field he takes. Star Tribune July 13, 2017

Vikings-Washington Twitter duel over Randy Moss filled with hilarity
What may have started out as a completely innocent tweet featuring Randy Moss and Washington receivers prompted a snarky retort from the Vikings…and away it went. Star Tribune July 13, 2017

Minnesota Vikings given top-10 defensive front-seven ranking
Pro Football Focus ranks the Minnesota Vikings defensive front seven in the top 10 in the NFL, a list largely devoid of playoff teams in the top eight. Viking Update July 13, 2017

Zimmer says he won't be having any more eye surgeries
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer missed a chunk of the team’s offseason program while recovering from eye surgery – his eighth since last November to repair a torn retina. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities July 13, 2017

ESPN lists Vikings OC Shurmur as future head coaching candidate
The success of the Minnesota Vikings’ 2017 season will likely depend on whether offseason changes to the offense result in a step forward. Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur’s future may also depend on improved production. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities July 13, 2017

Vikings pre-camp 53-man roster projection
Between the beginning of training camp and the Monday Night Football opener, the Minnesota Vikings’ roster will likely morph many times over because of injuries and players emerging or fading in camp. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities July 13, 2017

Vikings received $244 million in national revenue from NFL for last season
There is at least one good thing about the Green Bay Packers being publicly owned. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities July 13, 2017

Forbes: Minnesota Vikings one of NFL’s top gainers
In Forbes’ annual ranking of sports franchise values, the Minnesota Vikings gained big ground. Viking Update July 12, 2017

Adrian Peterson claims he got a sign to go to the Saints
Was it karma or the lack of recent cleaning that brought Adrian Peterson from the Minnesota Vikings to the to the New Orleans Saints? Viking Update July 12, 2017

The 17 most important Vikings in 2017: No. 8, WR Stefon Diggs
Wide receiver Stefon Diggs has yet to establish himself as a star despite teasing the Vikings by occasionally terrorizing defensive backs. Can he up his game in 2017? Star Tribune July 12, 2017

The 17 most important Vikings in 2017: No. 9, S Harrison Smith
Perhaps the most compelling argument for Harrison Smith being the most valuable Vikings defender came near the end of 2016 season, after the star safety suffered a significant ankle injury. Star Tribune July 11, 2017

Carolina Panthers going down a road Minnesota Vikings had considered, but abandoned
The Carolina Panthers are going to charge fans to attend their Aug. 4 practice, opening a Pandora's box that the Minnesota Vikings have toyed with twice over the last 20 years. Viking Update July 11, 2017

ESPN's 'Future Power Rankings' suggest Vikings' trajectory is unclear
Summer is the perfect time for NFL fans and media to assess where each team is headed and attempt to project the future. An analysis by ESPN’s Field Yates, Louis Riddick and Mike Sando looking toward the next three years paints the Minnesota Vikings as a team whose future is difficult to predict. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities July 11, 2017

The 17 most important Vikings in 2017: No. 10, WR Laquon Treadwell
Treadwell’s one-catch rookie season is well documented after the Vikings made him the 23rd-overall pick a year ago. What’s important moving forward is whether or not Treadwell can remain on the field. Star Tribune July 10, 2017

WATCH: Minnesota Vikings linebackers at OTAs, minicamp
Watch Minnesota Vikings linebackers go through drills during their spring practices. Viking Update July 10, 2017

Comparing Minnesota Vikings’ production under Norv Turner vs. Pat Shurmur
How did the averages change for the Minnesota Vikings, both as a team and as players, when Pat Shurmur took over the offense? Viking Update July 10, 2017

New stats reveal McKinnon's numbers were impacted by O-line, usage
After the first two years of Jerick McKinnon’s career, he appeared to be on track to become a star running back. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities July 10, 2017

5 Big Vikings Questions to Ponder In the Calm Before the Storm…
It’s the strangest time of the year and for my money it’s the most painful time of the year to get through. KFAN.com July 10, 2017

Minnesota Vikings have real competition for fans’ attention
The Minnesota Vikings have mostly owned the local sports fan’s attention over the last decade, but the state’s other teams are coming on strong. Viking Update July 9, 2017

Position analysis: Minnesota Vikings kickers and punters
The Minnesota Vikings will have a much different look to their kicking game in training camp this year – competition. Viking Update July 8, 2017

Former Minnesota Vikings kicker doing comedy in Crosslake
A former Minnesota Vikings kicker is doing his stand-up comedy act in Minnesota Saturday as part of a fundraiser. Viking Update July 8, 2017

How many more points do the Vikings need to score to make the playoffs?
Once upon a time, legendary statistical analyst Bill James created a formula for estimating how many games a team should have won based on their run differential. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities July 8, 2017

Starters in Minnesota Vikings secondary set, but battles for depth wage
The starters appear to be in place with an experienced backup at the ready if a younger cornerback falters, but the real position battles in the Minnesota Vikings secondary will be for the back-end depth. Viking Update July 7, 2017

The 17 most important Vikings in 2017: No. 11, CB Trae Waynes
It took a couple years longer than some Vikings fans would have liked, but Trae Waynes should be a full-time starter at cornerback this season. Star Tribune July 7, 2017

Gov. Dayton to fish bass on Mille Lacs Saturday with Vikings' Joseph
Gov. Mark Dayton will travel to Mille Lacs to fish for bass and promote the lake's status as the best bass fishing lake in the country. The governor will be joined by Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph as well as a group of young anglers and other guests. Star Tribune July 6, 2017

Linval Joseph: Big man in the middle is critical for 2017 Vikings' success
They don’t come much more underrated or reliable than Vikings nose tackle Linval Joseph, who has missed just five games in his last six NFL seasons. Star Tribune July 6, 2017

WATCH: Backup running backs at OTAs, minicamp
With the starting battle for running back expected to be waged between Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray, we look at the other options for the Minnesota Vikings at running back. Viking Update July 6, 2017

Minnesota Vikings have several scenarios for third starting linebacker
Most of the defensive starters are intact for the Minnesota Vikings, but they have to figure out their third linebacker in the base defense with several scenarios available. Viking Update July 6, 2017

Minnesota Vikings have fierce competition for spots on defensive line
The Vikings won’t have the same starting lineup as the beginning of 2016, but they have a deep and talented defensive line with plenty of competition for roster spots and starting spots. Viking Update July 5, 2017

Why Teddy Bridgewater is one of the most important Vikings in 2017
Teddy Bridgewater might not play a single snap in 2017. But what happens over the next six months with Bridgewater will significantly impact the Vikings franchise for years to come. Star Tribune July 5, 2017

A day in these custom Vikings cleats is far from ordinary
From Harambe to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, artist makes splash with designer kicks. Star Tribune July 4, 2017

Former Minnesota Vikings DT named top-10 of all time
John Randle terrorized quarterbacks during his days with the Minnesota Vikings, earning him a spot on the top 10 defensive tackles of all time, according to longtime personnel evaluator Gil Brandt. Viking Update July 4, 2017

Minnesota Vikings have stiff competition on rebuilt offensive line
The Minnesota Vikings will have fierce competition for starting spots and roster spots up and down the offensive line. Viking Update July 4, 2017