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2016 Pre Season Schedule
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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
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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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Jan. 2 – Earliest permissible date for clubs to renegotiate or extend the rookie contract of a drafted rookie who was selected in any round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Any permissible renegotiated or extended player contract will not be considered a rookie contract, and will not be subject to the rules that limit rookie contracts.

Jan. 2 – Option exercise period begins for Fifth-Year Option for First-Round Selections from the 2014 NFL Draft. To exercise the option, the club must give written notice to the player on or after January 2, 2017, but prior to May 3, 2017.

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Jan. 14-15 – Divisional Playoffs.

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Peterson plans to be back, but only if Vikings are on playoffs track
Adrian Peterson, out since a Week 2 injury to his knee, declined to get into specifics but said if the Vikings are still in the playoffs mix when he is cleared to play, he'll be in uniform. Star Tribune December 7, 2016

Reusse: Vikings, fans discover that injuries always have their say
State Fair chatter was all about the Vikings and the promising road ahead. By Thanksgiving, that kind of talk had evaporated faster than healthy bodies on the roster. Star Tribune December 7, 2016

Zimmer says he's 'good to go' but little else about eye surgeries
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer declined to get into details about his multiple surgeries to repair a detached retina, but did not appear concerned. Star Tribune December 7, 2016

Danielle Hunter's sacks put him at head of his class
Hunter, the second-year defensive end, recorded a pair of sacks against Dak Prescott and the Cowboys, giving him 5.5 sacks in his past four games and a team-leading 9.5 through a dozen games. Star Tribune December 7, 2016

Hartman: Wilf stresses Vikings season is not over yet
Zygi Wilf is hopeful that his team can repeat the 4-0, playoff-clinching finish of 2012. Star Tribune December 7, 2016

Adrian Peterson says he'll play if Vikings are in playoff race
Running back Adrian Peterson said Wednesday he envisions returning this season from a knee injury, but only under one condition: The Vikings must be in the playoff race. Pioneer Press December 7, 2016

Vikings QB Sam Bradford thanks Brian Robison for his support
Sam Bradford thanked Vikings defensive end Brian Robison for coming to his defense. Pioneer Press December 7, 2016

Brian Murphy: Another day of drama for the Vikings' young and restless
Mike Zimmer wanted to talk about neither his vision nor Adrian Peterson’s future on Wednesday. Peterson had no such issues, telling reporters he will play again this season only if there is a playoff spot at stake. Pioneer Press December 7, 2016

Chad Greenway is Vikings' Community Man of the Year
For the fourth time, and third year in a row, linebacker Chad Greenway has been named the Vikings Community Man of the Year. Pioneer Press December 7, 2016

Fran Tarkenton: Vikings can compete for a playoff spot
It feels as if the world has been crashing down around the Minnesota Vikings all season long. Pioneer Press December 7, 2016

Jags coach Gus Bradley, a Minnesota native, is still irked by 'Hail Mary'
Jacksonville coach Gus Bradley still hasn’t gotten over the Hail Mary. Pioneer Press December 7, 2016

VIDEO: Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer tired of talking about his eye
Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer wasn't in the mood to discuss his ailing eye anymore, wanting to keep the focus on correcting mistakes and trying to beat Jacksonville. Viking Update December 7, 2016

VIDEO: Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford on offensive struggles
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford talks about getting Mike Zimmer back and the offensive problems that have plagued the team. Viking Update December 7, 2016

Harrison Smith remains Minnesota Vikings’ biggest injury concern
The Minnesota Vikings are healthier after their extended weekend off, but one big injury looms. Viking Update December 7, 2016

If Minnesota Vikings aren’t in playoff hunt, Adrian Peterson may shut down 2016 season
Adrian Peterson spoke with the local media Wednesday, saying he’s pushing for a return this season but that his availability may be determined by the Minnesota Vikings’ playoff situation. Viking Update December 7, 2016

Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith expected to miss Sunday’s game, could be gone longer
The Vikings have suffered as many key injuries as any team in the NFL. The latest casualty may be safety Harrison Smith. Viking Update December 7, 2016

Zulgad: In this situation, Adrian Peterson is smart to put himself ahead of the Vikings
Adrian Peterson long ago made the decision that he would put himself ahead of the Vikings when it came to his potential return from a Week 2 injury suffered against Green Bay. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities December 7, 2016

Adrian Peterson could return - if the Vikings are in the playoff hunt
There have been plenty of reports about when Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson plans to return to the field. On Wednesday, he talked with reporters, giving an update on his status. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities December 7, 2016

Don't overlook Vikings D-line in playoff push
The Vikings defensive line should have come out of the Thursday Night Football game against the Dallas Cowboys as heroes, and likely would have if a few plays on special teams or on the offense had moved in another direction. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities December 7, 2016

Zimmer Says Vikings Can't Start Winning Until They Stop Losing
With just four games remaining in the regular season, the Minnesota Vikings are hoping they'll be able to play a few games beyond that as they aim to earn a playoff spot in the contentious NFC. KFAN.com December 7, 2016

Vikings Adrian Peterson Talks About Potential Return
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson spoke with the media Wednesday about potentially returning to the team this season. KFAN.com December 7, 2016

Shifting the Focus: Vikings Prepare For Critical Road Contest Against Jaguars
It's not the easiest of transitions but it's one that must be made. And made quickly for that matter. The Minnesota Vikings, after suffering a 17-15 home loss last Thursday night to the Dallas Cowboys must now shift their focus from a devastating loss to the 2-10 Jacksonville Jaguars. KFAN.com December 7, 2016

As NFL players go, Adam Thielen and Chris Reed are Mavericks
It's true: Sunday's Vikings-Jaguars game in Jacksonville will feature twice as many former Minnesota State University Mankato Mavericks (two) as former Ohio State Buckeyes. Star Tribune December 7, 2016

Diggs approaching statistical milestones with Vikings
Stefon Diggs, with 806 receiving yards and four games left, is on pace for 1,128. And with 75 catches in 10 games, he is within striking distance of 100. Star Tribune December 7, 2016

Mike Zimmer back coaching Vikings, Harrison Smith sits out practice
As the Vikings practiced indoors this morning, Zimmer wore a white eye patch over his right eye as he watched his team go through individual drills with his left eye. Star Tribune December 6, 2016

The story of the Vikings' season, as told by week-by-week playoff odds
There are a lot of ways to sum up this Vikings’ season-to-date, but one pretty stark way to tell the story is by looking at their week-to-week odds of making the postseason. Star Tribune December 6, 2016

Title hopes? Vikings have North's easiest schedule in final weeks
The hope may be faint. But the Vikings have the easiest schedule over the final weeks of the season as none of their opponents have a winning record. Star Tribune December 6, 2016

Vikings have three players among Pro Bowl ballot leaders
Three Vikings players rank among the top five at their positions in fan balloting for the Pro Bowl, which runs through Dec. 13. Star Tribune December 6, 2016

Mike Zimmer says ‘undisciplined’ Vikings beating themselves
Mike Zimmer watched the Vikings on television Thursday and didn’t like a lot of what he saw. Pioneer Press December 6, 2016

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has ‘no idea’ if Adrian Peterson will return this year
Mike Zimmer has returned, but there’s still no word on whether Adrian Peterson will be back. Pioneer Press December 6, 2016

Source: Vikings’ Harrison Smith out Sunday with bad ankle, rest of year in doubt
Vikings Pro Bowl safety Harrison Smith will miss Sunday’s game at Jacksonville because of a high left ankle sprain and it’s not out of the question he could be out the remainder of the regular season, a source said Tuesday. Pioneer Press December 6, 2016

Vikings' Stefon Diggs piles up yards but he wants wins
These are heady times for the Diggs brothers of Gaithersburg, Md. Pioneer Press December 6, 2016

Mike Zimmer, wearing eye patch, coaches Vikings practice
Mike Zimmer was back at practice on Tuesday wearing a patch over his right eye. Pioneer Press December 6, 2016

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says he ‘let an awful lot of people down’
Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer seems to understand the seriousness of his eye surgery, but felt he let people down by not being able to coach on Thursday. Viking Update December 6, 2016

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says eye surgery should allow him to fly
Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer told KFAN that he had a different kind of fluid injected into his eye that would allow him to fly to Jacksonville this week as long as no further complications arise with his eye. Viking Update December 6, 2016

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer returns to practice with right eye covered
As the Minnesota Vikings returned to practice with three players out, head coach Mike Zimmer was back with his surgically repaired right eye covered. Viking Update December 6, 2016

Minnesota Vikings not on the hook for bridge cost overruns
The pedestrian bridge connecting light rail to U.S. Bank Stadium is $1 million over budget, but, for once, the Vikings won't have to kick in more money to pay for it. Viking Update December 6, 2016

Report: Vikings S Harrison Smith could miss remainder of the season
The Pioneer Press is reporting that Minnesota Vikings star safety Harrison Smith will miss Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars and the rest of his season is in question because of a Grade 3 ankle sprain. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities December 6, 2016

Vikings win-out challenge just got tougher without Smith
Harrison Smith looked distressed after Thursday night’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys. As the Minnesota Vikings’ star safety walked through the locker room, teammate Kyle Rudolph came up to him and asked if it was his ankle. Smith could only nod and shuffle back to his locker. He eventually left on crutches and in a walking boot. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities December 6, 2016

Eye-patched Zimmer returns, Smith missing from practice
Just days after having surgery for a detached retina, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was back on the practice field with his team. Zimmer, who was forced to miss Thursday night’s game against the Dallas Cowboys, was donning an eye patch over his right eye. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities December 6, 2016

Vikings should have their way with struggling Bortles
Blake Bortles has no redeeming qualities as an NFL quarterback. He doesn’t throw the ball with any kind of accuracy, he doesn’t possess presence in the pocket or an ability to diagnose defenses consistently. Bortles’ best attribute is his athleticism and even that has had a limited impact on his career to this point. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities December 6, 2016

REPORT: Vikings Harrison Smith Could Miss Rest of Season
Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith could miss the rest of the season with a grade 3 high ankle sprain, according to a report by Pioneer Press reporter Chris Tomasson. KFAN.com December 6, 2016

Mike Zimmer Speaks For First Time Since Emergency Surgery w/ Dan Barreiro
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer spoke Tuesday for the first time since having emergency eye surgery last Wednesday to repair a detached retina. KFAN.com December 6, 2016

Coach Zimmer Returns to Vikings Practice; Harrison Smith Absent
The Minnesota Vikings returned to practice Tuesday after taking a long weekend to get right after suffering their sixth loss of the season last Thursday, a 17-15 defeat coming at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys. As the team returned to practice, they got both good news and bad news. KFAN.com December 6, 2016