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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

Aug. 17-21 – Second Preseason Weekend.

Aug. 24-27 – Third Preseason Weekend.

Aug. 31 – Final Preseason Games.

Sept. 2 – Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players on the Active/Inactive List.

Sept. 3 – Claiming period for players placed on waivers at the final roster reduction will expire at 12:00 noon, New York time. Upon receipt of the Personnel Notice at approximately 1:00 p.m., New York time, clubs may establish a Practice Squad of 10 players.

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Vikings' Treadwell concedes past weakness: 'I didn't know how to win'
Treadwell, who caught only one pass and was targeted only three times last year, said his underwhelming rookie year was a result of relying too much on his talent, rather than refining his technique. Star Tribune August 15, 2017

How much will Vikings starters play? Zimmer weighing the variables
For Friday night's game in Seattle, coach Mike Zimmer said he’s thought about forgoing a prescribed snap count to instead wait for a successful drive to pull his first unit. Star Tribune August 15, 2017

Vikings: Treadwell returns to practice, Boone out with apparent knee injury
The left side of the Vikings’ offensive line is down another man. Left guard Alex Boone did not practice Tuesday for the second straight workout after missing Sunday’s practice. His left knee was wrapped in a bandage when he left after stretching. Pioneer Press August 15, 2017

Vikings RB Latavius Murray staying patient: ‘There’s nothing I’m not able to do’
Latavius Murray’s priority is to fully recover from March ankle surgery so the enigmatic Vikings running back can be in top shape for his new coaches and teammates to fully appreciate him. Pioneer Press August 15, 2017

Mike Zimmer speaks on playing starters rest of preseason
Mike Zimmer is unsure of how to use his starters the rest of the preseason. Viking Update August 15, 2017

Murray holding out hope for preseason action
Latavius Murray hasn’t even gone through a full practice yet with the Minnesota Vikings, but he’s anxious to get into a game as soon as he is allowed. Viking Update August 15, 2017

Report: Tramaine Brock drawing interest from Vikings
Tramaine Brock has had an eventful offseason with domestic violence allegations swirling, which led to his release from the San Francisco 49ers. Now that he is a free agent, it appears a few NFL teams have interest. Viking Update August 15, 2017

Tashawn Bower, Eric Wilson make PFF Preseason Week 1 team
Minnesota Vikings undrafted rookies Tashawn Bower and Eric Wilson are drawing major praise for their Week 1 performances. Viking Update August 15, 2017

Vikings plant their flag on defense
In an era built to have offenses succeed in the NFL, the Minnesota Vikings have gone all-in on their defense. Viking Update August 15, 2017

With Cook surging, Murray is anxious to show the Vikings what he can do
Rookie running back Dalvin Cook has impressed the Minnesota Vikings’ coaches and players during training camp and his first preseason game, leaving everyone to wonder where free agent signee Latavius Murray fits in now. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 15, 2017

Preseason matchup vs. Seattle will carry weight in O-line battle
The results of preseason games don’t matter, but the individual performances do. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 15, 2017

Behind Rudolph, Vikings tight end group still taking shape
Kyle Rudolph is still in his 20s, but he probably feels ancient compared to the rest of the Minnesota Vikings’ tight ends. Rudolph has played more NFL games than all the others in his position group have taken snaps – combined. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 15, 2017

With speed to burn, Coley showing Vikings his value
It took Stacy Coley just a handful of plays to flash what makes him special as a receiver and return man. Star Tribune August 14, 2017

With Vikings offense sputtering, punter battle could be a big deal
The goal of this competition is to identify someone who will offer more consistency than Jeff Locke offered the past four seasons. (That bar isn’t high.) Star Tribune August 14, 2017

Vikings’ Nick Easton, Pat Elflein in ‘a battle’ for starting spot at center
The Vikings soon will anoint a center for the future. When the team moved 35-year-old Joe Berger, the primary center the past two seasons, to right guard, it signified a commitment to a young player taking over the position for perhaps years to come. But will that player be third-year player Nick Easton or rookie Pat Elflein? Pioneer Press August 14, 2017

Undrafted DE Tashawn Bower making noise in battle for roster spot
It didn’t take long for Tashawn Bower to show that his success in training camp could translate to the field. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 14, 2017

Vikings rookie RB Dalvin Cook says he’s ‘right where I need to be’
Everything is on schedule for Dalvin Cook. Just ask him. The Vikings running back said Sunday he believes he’s making the progress that was expected in his rookie season. Pioneer Press August 13, 2017

Vikings’ Pat Shurmur unconcerned by youth at tight end after Kyle Rudolph
Take away Kyle Rudolph, and Vikings tight ends have combined for one career regular-season catch for 4 yards. Pioneer Press August 13, 2017

Vikings experiment with different offensive line combinations
An absence on the offensive line Sunday allowed the Minnesota Vikings to experiment with a unit that they are counting on to improve. Viking Update August 13, 2017

Cook was ‘anxious … still got to keep improving’
Dalvin Cook seemed pleased with his first work as a Minnesota Vikings running back, but sees more out there for him and the offense. Viking Update August 13, 2017

Vikings Sunday practice report: Secondary still lacks 2 starters
The Minnesota Vikings were still missing two of their starters in the secondary, giving others an opportunity to step up. Viking Update August 13, 2017

Andrew Sendejo not expected to face competition for starting job
Strong safety Andrew Sendejo has spent the majority of his Minnesota Vikings career looking over his shoulder. This year, he doesn't have that problem. Viking Update August 13, 2017

Stacy Coley looking to build on strong preseason opener
On the offensive side, the consensus winner of the Minnesota Vikings’ opening preseason matchup with the Buffalo Bills was wide receiver Stacy Coley. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 13, 2017

No need for panic over the Vikings’ offensive line after one preseason game
We all know that preseason results mean nothing. We all know that most of the things that happen with the first-team offense and first-team defense mean nothing. But every year, we make all sorts of judgements about the upcoming year based on a handful of snaps with starters going half speed. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 13, 2017

Vikings find their offensive line again in flux
The Vikings spent the 2016 season shuttling through offensive line combinations in search of stability. They guaranteed $36.8 million this spring to two tackles they hoped could provide it in 2017. Star Tribune August 13, 2017

Injuries leave Vikings secondary undermanned
Cornerback Trae Waynes sat out his second consecutive practice on Sunday after injuring a shoulder early in Thursday's preseason opener against the Bills, and safety Andrew Sendejo missed another practice, putting Antone Exum with the Vikings' first-team defense in his place. Star Tribune August 13, 2017

For Vikings, pendulum has swung to defense — and stayed there
FL teams tend to be constructed — based on philosophy, salary structure and available players — in such a way that they are stronger on one side of the ball than the other. Star Tribune August 13, 2017

Zimmer: Vikings receivers, defenders need work on press coverage
Defenders were too quick to open their hips after jamming a receiver at the line of scrimmage, Zimmer said, and sometimes gave too much space when playing off receivers. On offense, several of the Vikings' young wideouts struggled to shake press coverage. Star Tribune August 13, 2017

Through trial and triumph, Vikings turn to chaplain Tom Lamphere
Tom Lamphere did not talk to most Vikings exiting the field after a training camp practice. If a player was wearing his helmet or with a coach, Lamphere didn’t try to stop him. Star Tribune August 12, 2017

Hartman: Zimmer, Patterson have lengthy history as coaches, friends
Andre Patterson has been coaching with Mike Zimmer on and off for 29 years since they first coached together at Weber State in 1988, when Patterson coached the defensive line and Zimmer was defensive coordinator. Star Tribune August 12, 2017

Reusse: Bridgewater case is prime example of NFL owners walking over players union
How the NFL classifies Teddy Bridgewater's service time in the league relative to his contract status isn't sitting right with some. Star Tribune August 12, 2017

Vikings sign former Jaguars RB Bronson Hill
The Vikings announced they have signed former Jaguars and Bengals running back Bronson Hill to replace Bishop Sankey, who was placed on the waived-injured list. Star Tribune August 12, 2017

Guard Alex Boone hopeful of Vikings offensive line that can ‘dominate teams’
Guard Alex Boone has lofty expectations for the Vikings’ offensive line. The unit might have gotten off to a shaky start in Thursday’s 17-10 over at Buffalo in the preseason opener, but Boone believes it eventually will be vastly better than last year. He spoke Saturday about what hopes he has for the line. Pioneer Press August 12, 2017

Vikings rookie WR Stacy Coley off to good start in quest to ‘shock the world’
Wide receiver Stacy Coley predicted last week that guard and former college teammate Danny Isidora would “shock the world” with the Vikings. Pioneer Press August 12, 2017

Vikings sign running back Bronson Hill over David Cobb
The Vikings signed running back Bronson Hill on Saturday to replace the injured Bishop Sankey. Pioneer Press August 12, 2017

Dalvin Cook ‘got what was there’
Dalvin Cook’s preseason debut showed a lot to Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer. Viking Update August 12, 2017

Vikings sign Bishop Sankey’s replacement
The Minnesota Vikings have signed a replacement for the injured Bishop Sankey at running back. Viking Update August 12, 2017

Zimmer analyzes rookies Cook, Elflein’s preseason debuts
Two Minnesota Vikings rookies with high expectations got their first chance to put on a purple jersey and face off with another team on Thursday night. Dalvin Cook got nine touches in his debut and Elflein played a large chunk of the game with the second team. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 12, 2017

Vikings sign RB Hill to replace injured Sankey
The Minnesota Vikings announced Saturday they have signed running back Bronson Hill to take the place of Bishop Sankey, who suffered a torn ACL in Thursday night’s preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 12, 2017

Dalvin Cook's emergence means Vikings' era of one-dimensional backs is over
The Vikings' plan to use Dalvin Cook in myriad ways was evident against the Bills. Star Tribune August 11, 2017

Source: Vikings RB Sankey has torn ACL
The Vikings played their preseason opener on Thursday night without running backs Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon. Now, they’ll have to go forward in the preseason without another ball carrier. Star Tribune August 11, 2017

It's (very) early, but Vikings offense still lagging far behind defense
If you were looking for early evidence Thursday night that the gap between the Vikings' offense and defense had narrowed, you had to come away disappointed despite the 17-10 victory at Buffalo. Star Tribune August 11, 2017

Stacy Coley, Case Keenum stand out in Vikings' win over Bills
Here's a look at some of the players who were impressive in the Vikings' exhibition opener, as well as a few who need to show some improvement to meet expectations. Star Tribune August 11, 2017

Vikings’ offensive line not off to good preseason start
It might not be fair to judge the Vikings’ offensive line until Riley Reiff returns, but Mike Remmers is not making any excuses. Pioneer Press August 11, 2017

Vikings QB Taylor Heinicke was ‘antsy’ in first game action in two years
Taylor Heinicke took a sack Thursday night, but it actually felt kind of good. Pioneer Press August 11, 2017

Ex-Gophers RB David Cobb to work out with Vikings after Bishop Sankey injury
Former University of Minnesota running back David Cobb said Friday he will work out with the Vikings on Saturday. Pioneer Press August 11, 2017

Good news for Vikings: rookie RB Dalvin Cook can catch
As Dalvin Cook conducted an interview following Thursday night’s preseason opener at Buffalo, a Vikings teammate walked by and said, “Happy birthday, rook.” Pioneer Press August 11, 2017

Report: Vikings RB Bishop Sankey suffered torn ACL
The Minnesota Vikings entered their first preseason game already short on running backs and lost one for the season. Viking Update August 11, 2017

Snap counts for Vikings in preseason opener
The Minnesota Vikings used a variety of offensive line combinations in the preseason opener. Who played how much? Viking Update August 11, 2017

Watch: Tashawn Bower records first NFL sack
Tashawn Bower is looking to make the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent, and he got off to a good start in his NFL debut with a sack. Viking Update August 11, 2017

Report: Vikings lose RB Sankey to torn ACL
Minnesota Vikings running back Bishop Sankey saw more work in training camp and preseason than he expected because of Latavius Murray’s absence. But an injury suffered on a 14-yard run Thursday night against the Buffalo Bills brought an end to his bid to make the 53-man roster. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 11, 2017

Should Vikings search for trade options with Elliott suspended, Bills selling?
Opportunity may be knocking for the Vikings to make another splash move to improve their roster. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 11, 2017

Armchair Observations - Minnesota beats Buffalo 17-10 in preseason
Last night the Minnesota Vikings kicked off the 2017 preseason schedule in Buffalo, NY and it was an interesting style of football. There will be some growing pains, there will be some learning and hopefully no more gosh darn injuries. KFAN.com August 11, 2017

Zulgad: Vikings’ first-team offense looks far too familiar in preseason opener
The Vikings might have beaten the Bills 17-10 in their preseason opener on Thursday in Buffalo, but that doesn’t mean the reviews from coach Mike Zimmer and his staff are going to be kind. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 10, 2017

10 players who stood out in Vikings’ preseason opener
The Minnesota Vikings defeated the Buffalo Bills 17-10 in their 2017 preseason opener. Here are 10 players who were the most noticeable – either for good or bad reasons: 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 10, 2017

Vikings reveal some warts in 17-10 preseason win over Bills
"We still got a lot of work to do," Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said after the team's preseason opener that was victorious on the scoreboard but wasn't satisfying. Star Tribune August 10, 2017

Hartman: Vikings rookie Cook gives hopeful hint of his potential
Dalvin Cook, the rookie running back from Florida State, showed some explosiveness in rushing and receiving in his brief preseason outing. Star Tribune August 10, 2017

Vikings receiver Coley stands out in opener
Seventh-round receiver Stacy Coley made two large plays on offense against the Bills. Star Tribune August 10, 2017

Vikings outlast Bills for yet another Mike Zimmer win in preseason
It wasn’t pretty, but all Mike Zimmer does is win in the preseason. The Vikings coach raised his exhibition mark to 13-1 over four seasons with his team’s 17-10 win over Buffalo in the opener Thursday night at New Era Field. Pioneer Press August 10, 2017

Vikings CB Trae Waynes knocked out at Buffalo with shoulder injury
Vikings cornerback Trae Waynes didn’t even last one defensive series in Thursday night’s preseason opener. Pioneer Press August 10, 2017

Vikings tackle Riley Reiff replaced by Rashod Hill, WR Laquon Treadwell also out
Seven Vikings players didn’t dress out for Thursday night’s preseason opener against Buffalo at New Era Field, including defensive end Brian Robison. Pioneer Press August 10, 2017

Volunteering for Minnesota Super Bowl? Signup opens this weekend
The volunteer headquarters that will help orchestrate the Super Bowl when it comes to town next winter opens its doors this weekend. Pioneer Press August 10, 2017

Bishop Sankey speaks on injury after Bills game
Bishop Sankey is looking at a serious injury. Viking Update August 10, 2017

Images from Minnesota Vikings' 17-10 win over Bills
The Minnesota Vikings' 17-10 win over the Buffalo Bills wasn't the kind of performance head coach Mike Zimmer was looking for from his starters, especially on offense. Viking Update August 10, 2017

Minnesota Vikings win 17-10, but the first-team offense sputters
While a win of any kind is usually viewed as a positive for a football team, the Minnesota Vikings’ 17-10 win didn’t see many positives from the offensive starters. Viking Update August 10, 2017