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2015 Pre Season Schedule
Date Opponent Time
8/09 Pittsburgh 7 PM
8/15  Tampa Bay 6 PM
8/22 Oakland 7 PM
8/29 @ Dallas 6 PM
9/03 @ Tennessee 7 PM
2014 Regular Season Schedule
9/14 @ San Francisco 9:20 PM
9/20 Detroit 12 PM
9/27 San Diego 12 PM
10/4 @ Denver 3:25 PM
10/11 Bye N/A
10/18 Kansas City 12 PM
10/25 @ Detroit 12 PM
11/1 @ Chicago 12 PM
11/8 St. Louis 12 PM
11/15 @ Oakland 3:05 PM
11/22 Green Bay 12 PM
11/29 @ Atlanta 12 PM
12/6 Seattle 12 PM
12/10 @ Arizona 7:25 PM
12/20 Chicago 12 PM
12/27 NY Giants 12 PM
1/3 @ Green Bay 12 PM


NFL Off-season Calendar

May 26-28: Vikings first set of OTAs (Phase three: 7-on-7, 11-on-11, no live contact)

 June 1: For any player removed from the club’s roster or whose contract is assigned via waivers or trade on or after June 1, any unamortized signing bonus amounts for future years will be included fully in team salary at the start of the 2016 League Year.

June 1: Deadline for prior club to send “June 1 Tender” to its unsigned unrestricted free agents. If the player has not signed a contract with a club by July 22 or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later, he may negotiate or sign a contract from that date until the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, at 3 p.m. Central, only with his prior club.

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 2-4: Vikings second set of OTAs

June 8-11: Vikings third set of OTAs

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

Tom Powers: Vikings' Adrian Peterson can make this all go away
Adrian Peterson has an escape route from his current troubles. All he has to do is fire agent Ben Dogra. Pioneer Press May 27, 2015

Vikings begin workouts without Adrian Peterson
We wrote over the weekend that running back Adrian Peterson was not planning to show up for the start of voluntary organized team activities. So it should be no surprise that he was not at Winter Park today. Star Tribune May 26, 2015

Vikings rookie evaluations: linebacker Eric Kendricks
We’ve already reviewed the Vikings first round pick, cornerback Trae Waynes, during our “Truth or Hype” series prior to the NFL Draft. We’ll now focus on the other Vikings players either selected or signed as undrafted free agents this year. Star Tribune May 26, 2015

Dear Adrian, Go Ahead And Retire...See If Anybody Cares
We should have known better. Shame on us for thinking that Adrian Peterson and his irritating agent Ben Dogra would just tuck their tails between their legs and go away after draft day came and went. May 26, 2015

FIVE Questions We Hope Will Be Answered At Vikings OTAs
The Minnesota Vikings opened up Organized Team Activities (OTAs) Tuesday at Winter Park with the first media availability coming Wednesday morning. I’ll be on hand reporting for with a list of things to be on the look out for. May 26, 2015

Vikings' Adrian Peterson expected at hometown's Adrian Peterson Day
Adrian Peterson's first extended public appearance since a child-abuse incident surfaced last September could be next month in his hometown of Palestine, Texas. Pioneer Press May 26, 2015

Holler: Now Vikings fans need to relax
The Adrian Peterson story won’t die because he isn’t saying much and the Vikings aren’t budging. Still, Peterson rarely attends voluntary OTAs, so can this really be viewed as a sign of something significant? Viking Update May 26, 2015

Zulgad: Adrian Peterson appears intent on testing Vikings' patience
There were many, including the Minnesota Vikings, who likely were hoping the conclusion of the NFL draft would help put to rest the ongoing Adrian Peterson soap opera. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 26, 2015

Vikings' evaluations take next step with start of OTAs
Offense can now line up against defense, but there's still no pads or hitting in May football. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 26, 2015

Death Takes a Holiday
This is actually the title of a 1934 film starring Fredric March. In the movie Death decides to take a holiday from his usual business to see what it is like to be a mortal and why people fear him so much. Recent events of the past month though have proved to me again that Death never takes a day off. May 25, 2015

Vikings Post-Draft Depth Chart: DEFENSIVE LINE
With Viking OTAs scheduled to kick off this week, we’ll continue to take our last few looks at the team’s post-draft depth chart. We’ve already cycled through wide receivers, linebackers, cornerbacks and most recently the offensive line. Today, we take a look at the breakdown on the defensive line. May 25, 2015

Vikings youth infusion likely to continue
The Vikings’ have had the vast majority of their draft classes make the final roster and this year will be more of the same. Viking Update May 25, 2015

Report: Adrian Peterson tells Vikings he won't be at OTAs this week
The Minnesota Vikings will press on with the offseason without Adrian Peterson in the backfield. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 25, 2015

Vikings' Adrian Peterson to miss start of organized team activities
Running back Adrian Peterson won't be at Vikings organized team activities when they begin Tuesday, a source told the Pioneer Press on Sunday. Pioneer Press May 24, 2015

What we've learned about the rookies: OL Tyrus Thompson
The Minnesota Vikings begin Organized Team Activities on Tuesday to kickstart the home stretch of the NFL offseason. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 24, 2015

Peterson not expected to participate in Vikings' voluntary OTAs this week
Running back Adrian Peterson will not be in attendance Tuesday at Winter Park when the Vikings begin their first week of voluntary organized team activities. Star Tribune May 24, 2015

Souhan: All these years later, Moss still draws a crowd
Minnesota fans are known for jeering departed athletes when they return. That is not what happened on Saturday afternoon at Ridgedale Mall in Minnetonka. Star Tribune May 24, 2015

Moss keeps promise to fan, cancer survivor
Randy Moss met Kassi Spier when she was 2 years old, before she had cancer and lost her father. But when the struggles started, Moss promised to attend her graduation as motivation for her to beat cancer. She did. He did. Viking Update May 24, 2015

Vikings: Chuck Foreman waits for call from hall of fame
When Chuck Foreman shows up as a substitute teacher in Bloomington, his students already know plenty about him. Pioneer Press May 23, 2015

Yes, Randy Moss was at a small-town Minnesota graduation Friday
So if you go to the website of the weekly newspaper in Pelican Rapids you'll find a great photo under this headline: "Special guest, former NFL football pro Randy Moss attends Pelican Rapids High School graduation." Star Tribune May 23, 2015

9 depth-chart battles to watch for Vikings
Most of the Vikings’ starting spots are set, but not in pen. There is some solid competition at several positions, if not for a starting spot this year then for rotational purposes. Viking Update May 23, 2015

Bud Grant foregoes bathroom breaks for fans
Bud Grant apparently stayed outside for 12 straight hours to sign for fans at his garage sale Thursday, and traffic continued through Friday’s final day. Viking Update May 23, 2015

What we've learned about the rookies: WR Stefon Diggs
The Minnesota Vikings start Organized Team Activities next week to kickstart the home stretch of the NFL offseason. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 23, 2015

Randy Moss attends a longtime fan's graduation in Minnesota
Randy Moss is still quietly leaving his mark on the state of Minnesota even though he left (the first time) more than a decade ago. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 23, 2015

Bud Grant’s garage sale a hit
Former Vikings coach Bud Grant is having another garage sales and it has been a hit with his Twitter promotions. Viking Update May 22, 2015

Report: Vikings won't be featured on HBO's Hard Knocks this season
The Vikings were one of the nine teams that could be forced to be on the HBO/NFL Films reality show this season. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 22, 2015

What we've learned about the rookies: TE MyCole Pruitt
Easing into the organization, 10 drafted rookies and nine undrafted rookies spent the past couple weeks assimilating into the strength and conditioning programs while getting to know teammates and the coaching staff. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 22, 2015

Vikings rookie Hunter learns to use size, speed
Danielle Hunter can only shrug his shoulders when asked why exactly he was running down a boy on roller skates about a decade ago. “That’s just what we were doing,” he said. Star Tribune May 22, 2015

Access Vikings mailbag: Which rookie will have the best season?
You have questions; we have answers and opinions. Here's the latest edition of Vikings mailbag. Let's start out talking about the rookies. Star Tribune May 22, 2015

Vikings rookie DE Hunter learns to use size, speed
Danielle Hunter can only shrug his shoulders when asked why exactly he was running down a boy on roller skates about a decade ago. “That’s just what we were doing,” he said. Star Tribune May 22, 2015

Rand: Crunching the numbers on longer extra points
The NFL is moving snaps for extra-point kicks back to the 15-yard line this year, meaning the distance will increase from 20 to roughly 33 yards. That’s a huge difference in distance, and one would presume that means it has the potential to dramatically alter a mundane play. Star Tribune May 22, 2015

Walsh knows he has to improve in 2015, hopes to stay with Vikings
Blair Walsh isn’t sweating the NFL rule change that pushed back PATs. The Vikings kicker also doesn’t seem too concerned with needing to get his groove back after what was statistically the shakiest season of his career. Star Tribune May 21, 2015

Vikings stadium's final concrete column poured Thursday
Construction of the new $1 billion Vikings stadium hit a milestone Thursday morning with the pouring of the last concrete column. Pioneer Press May 21, 2015

10 points decide if Vikings tease or please
The Vikings appear to be on the upswing, but there are 10 questions that have to be answered positively for them to be a playoff team. Viking Update May 21, 2015

Zimmer: 'I think I do have an indication' of when Peterson will show
When Adrian Peterson will report to the Vikings remains an unknown, but Mike Zimmer thinks he has an idea of when he might see his star running back. The Vikings coach, however, wasn't willing to tip his hand. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 21, 2015

What we've learned about the rookies: OL T.J. Clemmings
The Minnesota Vikings have less than a week before Organized Team Activities kickstart the home stretch of the NFL offseason. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 21, 2015

Vikings Post-Draft Depth Chart - OFFENSIVE LINE
The clock it keeps a turning and we here at Vikings Journal continue trudging through the muck that is the offseason. OTAs kick off next week so we’re almost there. May 21, 2015

Walsh embracing challenge of longer extra points
Vikings kicker Blair Walsh knew that change was inevitable this time a year ago when the NFL announced that it would experiment with the placement of the ball for extra points after touchdowns. Star Tribune May 20, 2015

PATs ‘distinct advantage’ for outdoor teams?
Will the Vikings have an advantage being an outdoor team in the first year of the new rules change for extra points? Viking Update May 20, 2015

VIDEO: Movement on the offensive line?
The key to a potential switch in the Minnesota Vikings offensive line could be fourth-round pick T.J. Clemmings. Viking Update May 20, 2015

Zimmer doesn't see new extra point rule changing much for Vikings
Blair Walsh has said his job is now more important, Mike Priefer opined there might be more thought put into some two-point conversion situations and Mike Zimmer just doesn't see the need for that kind of change. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 20, 2015