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2019 Pre Season Schedule
Date Opponent Time
8/09 @ New Orleans 7 PM
8/18 Seattle 7 PM
8/24 Arizona 12 PM
8/29 @ Buffalo 6:30 PM
2019 Regular Season Schedule
9/08 Alanta 12 PM
9/15 @ Green Bay 12 PM
9/22 Oakland 12 PM
9/29 @ Chicago 3:25 PM
10/06 @ NY Giants 12 PM
10/13 Philadelphia 12 PM
10/20 @ Detroit 12 PM
10/24 Washington 7:20 PM
11/03 @ Kansas City 12 PM
11/10 @Dallas 7:20 PM
11/17 Denver 12 PM
11/24 Bye N/A
12/02 @ Seattle 7:15 PM
12/08 Detroit 12 PM
12/15 @ LA Chargers 7:20 PM
12/23 Green Bay 7:15 PM
12/29 Chicago 12 PM


NFL Calendar

May 20-22 Spring League Meeting, Key Biscayne, Florida.

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 2020 league year.

June 3 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 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).

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Current News

Highlights From Vikings OTA No. 1
Watch highlights from the first OTA of the 2019 offseason for the Vikings, which took place on Tuesday at the TCO Performance Center. May 21, 2019

Former Cretin-DH star, NFL vet Ryan Harris knows Vikings assistants Gary Kubiak, Rick Dennison well
When Ryan Harris gives his wife flowers, he often thinks of Gary Kubiak. Harris, a former NFL tackle who starred at Cretin-Derham Hall High School, played three seasons for Kubiak when he was head coach at Houston and Denver. That included a victory in Super Bowl 50 with the Broncos to close the 2015 season. Pioneer Press May 21, 2019

Waynes, Badet to compete in 40-yard tournament of NFL players
Trae Waynes and Jeff Badet are among more than a dozen NFL players that are scheduled to test their 40-yard speed with money on the line. 24/7 Sports May 21, 2019

Rick Spielman ranked No. 7 general manager ahead of 2019 season
Rick Spielman entered the 2019 offseason needing to make some major adjustments to the roster on the offensive side of the ball and do enough to keep Mike Zimmer's elite defense going heading into this year. 24/7 Sports May 21, 2019

Matt Kalil named Rick Spielman's defining NFL Draft pick
Rick Spielman has been at the forefront of the Minnesota Vikings draft room a bit longer than he has officially been the general manager and has managed to build one of the strongest rosters in all of football at multiple positions. 24/7 Sports May 21, 2019

NFL teams, price that makes sense in trade for Kyle Rudolph
Kyle Rudolph is still at the center of trade talks as long as his contract status is in question with the Minnesota Vikings following the selection of Irv Smith Jr. in the 2019 NFL Draft in the second round. 24/7 Sports May 21, 2019

6 Intriguing Things as Vikings Approach OTA Practices
The Vikings kick off Organized Team Activity practices this week, as the team will have 10 voluntary sessions over the next three weeks. Minnesota will then hold a three-day mandatory minicamp from June 11-13. May 20, 2019

Listen: An offense under development; storylines for Vikings OTAs
Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand set up the next four weeks of Vikings spring practices. Star Tribune May 20, 2019

Former Pro Bowler John Carney reached out to Vikings about kicking-coach job
The fifth-leading scorer in NFL history has offered to serve as a part-time kicking coach for the Vikings, but they apparently want a full-time guy. Pioneer Press May 20, 2019

The biggest question at each Minnesota Vikings position
The Minnesota Vikings are set to move into the next phase of 2019 as they prepare for a hopeful bounceback year after missing the playoffs last season. Many of the needs on the roster wound up being addressed through both free agency and the draft and while this group will look a lot like it did last year, they will be mostly banking on changes in philosophy on offense and internal growth to take that next step as a franchise. 24/7 Sports May 20, 2019

Kirk Cousins ranked 18th among NFL starting quarterbacks
Kirk Cousins has been a polarizing player to this point of his career with the Minnesota Vikings through the first season of his three-year, $84 million deal. Now that the dust has settled on the 2019 offseason, the situations and passers in the league are starting to fall into a rank and Vinnie Iyer of the Sporting News took his shot at sorting out the pecking order, putting the Vikings' signal-caller at No. 18 overall. 24/7 Sports May 20, 2019

Examining the projected Minnesota Vikings offensive line
The Minnesota Vikings offensive line might be the position group (outside of quarterback) that holds the key to what the 2019 season could ultimately wind up being. Last year, it was one of the worst in football after a 2017 campaign that was improved but saw them still sort of getting by with what they had. 24/7 Sports May 20, 2019

Minnesota Vikings ownership approves changes made for 2019
Minnesota Vikings ownership has pulled out all the stops to give the organization and front office the assets it needs to build a winning franchise and bring that elusive Super Bowl to the Twin Cities. 24/7 Sports May 20, 2019

The unusual bond of the Minnesota Vikings defense
Every coach from high school to the pros in every sport preaches team togetherness and locker room bonding.Chemistry and leadership raises all boats, they will say. May 19, 2019

Keeping Kyle Rudolph is Vikings' best option
The team has every right to trade or cut Rudolph if he doesn't waiver in his position. But Rudolph also has every right to say no to a pay cut — if the Vikings ask. Compromise is needed to solve the stalemate, by Rudolph and the team. Star Tribune May 18, 2019

Wilf family is doing all it can to win a title for Vikings
Vikings co-owner Mark Wilf said that when the Vikings lost their final regular-season game to the Bears, thus missing the playoffs, the ownership group knew major changes had to happen. Star Tribune May 18, 2019

Safety Jayron Kearse a contender in 2019 among Vikings slot defenders
When Organized Team Activities begin next week, Jayron Kearse expects to be one of a few Vikings vying for playing time as the nickel defensive back. Star Tribune May 17, 2019

Predicting the Minnesota Vikings depth chart for 2019
The Minnesota Vikings have essentially put their final major touches on the roster for the 2019 season after the conclusion of the initial waves of free agency and the NFL Draft. Now the competition comes and trimming things down from 90 players to 53 in time for the regular season opener. 24/7 Sports May 17, 2019

Report: Minnesota Vikings have not ended Kyle Rudolph talks
Kyle Rudolph and his ongoing contract saga with the Minnesota Vikings continue to be one of the biggest stories of the post-NFL Draft offseason for the team after selecting Irv Smith Jr. in the second round, giving them a possible replacement at tight end. 24/7 Sports May 17, 2019

Irv Smith hopes to keep learning from Kyle Rudolph
As vague and sometimes conflicting reports about the status of contract negotiations between Kyle Rudolph and the Minnesota Vikings continue, Irv Smith, the team’s rookie tight end, hopes that Rudolph remains on the team. 24/7 Sports May 17, 2019

Vikings free-agent rookie lineman credits P.J. Fleck, staff for his development
Among the rookie free agents the Vikings signed to tryout deals was Western Michigan center John Keenoy, who was recruited out of East Kentwood (Mich.) High School in 2015 by then-Broncos coach P.J. Fleck, now coach of the Gophers. Star Tribune May 16, 2019

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph won't take pay cut but hopes to stay
The tight end wants to remain with the Vikings, but knows other teams would want to acquire him. He had a two-word answer when asked if he'd take a discount to stay. Star Tribune May 16, 2019

Dalvin Cook named dark horse to be NFL's top RB in 2019
Dalvin Cook seems to be a Minnesota Vikings player that may benefit the most from where the offense is going under the direction of Kevin Stefanski and Gary Kubiak, leading many to believe that he could be a player this season that puts it all together and establishes himself as one of the best in the league. 24/7 Sports May 16, 2019

Kirk Cousins named one of players under most pressure in 2019
Kirk Cousins was already one of the most polarizing quarterbacks in the league even before he signed his huge fully-guaranteed contract with the Minnesota Vikings last offseason. 24/7 Sports May 16, 2019

Thielen is Minnesota Vikings’ leader in merchandise sales
Adam Thielen was the Minnesota Vikings’ top player for officially licensed NFL merchandise sales over the last year and finished 16th overall among NFL players, according to an annual report from the NFL Players Association. 24/7 Sports May 16, 2019

Brian Robison: Up North, But Always Down to Earth
The lure of bass fishing prompted Brian Robison to explore the far reaches of Minnesota on land and water. Everywhere he went, whether it was up north, out west or in the southeast corner, he was welcomed by the people of the state. May 15, 2019

Robison: Roller-Coaster ‘Miracle’ Game Summarizes 11-Year Career
Brian Robison walks over to the Minneapolis Miracle wall in the Vikings Museum, pans across the larger-than-life image of Stefon Diggs’ leaping catch and then locks onto a clear case. May 15, 2019

10 Moments That Defined Brian Robison’s Football Journey
Brian Robison spent the entirety of his 11-season career with the Vikings, missing just three total games while making more than 100 starts in Purple. May 15, 2019

Brian Robison runs the gamut as he retires from Vikings
The defensive end, who played 11 NFL seasons with the team, shared laughs and tears with former teammates and coaches Wednesday. Star Tribune May 15, 2019

NFL veteran Matt Birk to start Catholic high school in Burnsville
Retired NFL player and former Minnesota Viking Matt Birk worries about 21st-century teenagers. Their mental health. Their moral compass. And especially their schooling. Star Tribune May 15, 2019

Ex-Vikings DE Brian Robison gets emotional about leaving ‘brotherhood’
Brian Robison’s career with the Vikings began in less-than-ideal fashion. On April 29, 2007, the defensive end out of Texas got a call informing him that Minnesota would select him in the fourth round of the NFL draft. He soon talked to his wife, Jamie. Pioneer Press May 15, 2019

Hard early lessons spurred Brian Robison to 11-year NFL career
Brian Robison grew up hearing from his father and early middle-school coaches that he wasn’t athletic enough to be the kind of player he envisioned for himself. At each step along the way of his development, he realized how hard it would be to fulfill his dream of playing in the NFL and put in the work to make it happen. 24/7 Sports May 15, 2019

Brian Robison gifted signed picture from Brett Favre
Brian Robison officially retired as a member of the Minnesota Vikings earlier this offseason, signing a one-day contract to walk away from football as a member of the team. 24/7 Sports May 15, 2019

The top ten salary cap hits on the Minnesota Vikings for 2019
The Minnesota Vikings have one of the most talented rosters in the entire league, but with acquiring such talent and developing stars comes with the need to pay said talent, which has the team in a bit of a salary crunch for the 2019 season. 24/7 Sports May 15, 2019

Smith Flies 1944 B-25 Bomber, Visits ‘Unbelievable’ World War II Museum
Harrison Smith has taken to the skies by himself, with a former NASA space shuttle commander and with his dog. May 14, 2019

Lunchbreak: Hunter Listed Among PFF’s Top 25 Players Under Age 25
Danielle Hunter announced his presence to the NFL in a big way in 2018 as he racked up 14.5 sacks, a number that tied for fourth in the league. May 14, 2019

Vikings sign top pick Garrett Bradbury after restructuring Eric Kendricks' contract
The Vikings now have first-round pick Garrett Bradbury under contract and tight end Kyle Rudolph still on the roster after restructuring the contract of another veteran Tuesday. Star Tribune May 14, 2019

NFL power rankings all over the map when it comes to Vikings
The Vikings are ranked as high as 10th in the offseason rankings, while a couple of NFL analysts have them in the bottom half of the NFL. Star Tribune May 14, 2019

Vikings' Kyle Rudolph hopes for quick resolution to contract impasse
Kyle Rudolph said Monday he’d like clarity soon about his future with the Vikings, just days after the team and Rudolph’s camp stopped negotiating a possible extension. Star Tribune May 14, 2019

Eric Kendricks restructures contract with Minnesota Vikings
Eric Kendricks has stepped up to the plate to restructure his contract, opening up the cap space necessary to sign first-round pick Garrett Bradbury, who officially inked his deal with the team on Tuesday afternoon. 24/7 Sports May 14, 2019

Garrett Bradbury signs rookie contract with Minnesota Vikings
Garrett Bradbury has signed his rookie contract with the Minnesota Vikings, the team announced on Tuesday afternoon. 24/7 Sports May 14, 2019

Vikings sign first-round pick Bradbury, restructure Kendricks’ deal
The Minnesota Vikings announced they have signed first-round draft pick center Garrett Bradbury. May 14, 2019

Zulgad: Kyle Rudolph appears to be beating Vikings at contract game
Did the Vikings underestimate Kyle Rudolph’s willingness and ability to play contractual hardball? It certainly seems that way. May 14, 2019

Kyle Rudolph Addresses Speculation, Future with Vikings
Kyle Rudolph isn’t worried about the rumors and outside noise of the 2019 offseason. If the Vikings tight end has his way, he will be in Minnesota for the entirety of his career. May 13, 2019