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2016 Pre Season Schedule
Date Opponent Time
8/12 @ Cincinnati 6:30 PM
8/18 @ Seattle 9 PM
8/28 San Diego 12 PM
9/1 LA Rams 7 PM
2016 Regular Season Schedule
9/11 @ Tennessee 12 PM
9/18 Green Bay 7:30  PM
9/25 @ Carolina 12 PM
10/3 NY Giants 7:30 PM
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
1/1 Chicago 12 PM


Important NFL Dates

July 15: At 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for any club that designated a Franchise Player to sign such player to a multiyear contract or extension. After this date, the player may sign only a one-year contract with his prior club for the 2016 season, and such contract cannot be extended until after the club’s last regular season game.

Mid-July: Clubs are permitted to open preseason training camp for rookies and first-year players beginning seven days prior to the club’s earliest permissible mandatory reporting date for veteran players.

July 22*: Signing Period ends for unrestricted Free Agents to whom a “May 10 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.

July 22: 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.

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Current News

Star Tribune columnist Sid Hartman honored at new Vikings stadium
When journalists arrive at the new U.S. Bank Stadium, Star Tribune columnist Sid Hartman's image will greet them at the media entrance. Star Tribune June 29, 2016

Grant, Burns, Marshall remember Ryan as great guy and great coach
Longtime NFL coach Buddy Ryan died Tuesday at age 82. He spent two seasons with the Vikings in 1976-77 as the defensive line coach and impressed a lot of people. Star Tribune June 28, 2016

Vikings' Cordarrelle Patterson vows to work hard
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has been saying good things about Cordarelle Patterson this offseason, lauding his work ethic and improved route-running. Pioneer Press June 28, 2016

Vikings rookie Alexander gets his own day in hometown
Mackensie Alexander remembers the example Edgerrin James set for him. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 28, 2016

Analyst Brunell says Vikings have 'good chance' at Super Bowl run
Adrian Peterson proclaimed earlier this month that the Vikings have the pieces necessary to win a Super Bowl. Mark Brunell, the former Super Bowl champion and three-time Pro Bowl quarterback, agrees with him. Star Tribune June 27, 2016

Vikings: Alan Roach to be new public address announcer
The Vikings have named Alan Roach as the new public address announcer for their games at U.S. Bank Stadium. Pioneer Press June 27, 2016

Minnesota Vikings sophomore spotlight: CB Trae Waynes
Trae Waynes did not make a huge impact with the team during his rookie season, and his main competition is back in Year 2. Viking Update June 27, 2016

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson still near top, but bell-cow backs declining in NFL
When it comes to the role of running backs in NFL offenses, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has touched the ball more than anyone other than Pittsburgh's Le'Veon Bell in games they've played over the last three years. Viking Update June 27, 2016

An early Vikings depth chart before training camp
In a month, what looks like the deepest roster under Mike Zimmer will begin training camp. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 27, 2016

NFL preseason preview magazines have respect, not love, for Minnesota Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings are getting their due respect, but Green Bay appears to still be the hot take in the NFC North. Viking Update June 26, 2016

Eden Prairie's Bykowski competes for spot on Vikings' offensive line
The offensive line competition figures to be intense, but Carter Bykowski is ready to show what he can do after sitting out last season because of injury. Star Tribune June 25, 2016

According to an ESPN methodology, Minnesota is now third in fan misery
ESPN's latest foray into stat creation is a fan misery index that, unfortunately for Minnesota sports fans, has them moving closer to the top of the dubious list once dominated by Cleveland. Viking Update June 25, 2016

3 Minnesota Vikings plays make NFL’s top 10 long plays
The Vikings were involved in three of NFL Network’s top 10 long plays, but two of them were against Minnesota. Viking Update June 25, 2016

Judge tells Wells Fargo to take down signs in Vikings clash
A judge on Thursday ordered Wells Fargo to take down office-tower rooftop signs near the Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium. Pioneer Press June 24, 2016

Fans to vote for Minnesota Vikings games on YouTube
Minnesota Vikings fans are asked to vote for three full games that the NFL will place on YouTube. Viking Update June 24, 2016

Vikings win 'photo bomb' lawsuit over Wells Fargo sign
Wells Fargo will have to remove the rooftop signs it placed on two new office towers next to the new Minnesota Vikings stadium. Pioneer Press June 23, 2016

Vikings' Kyle Rudolph: Top tight ends do more than catch passes
Two years ago, Kyle Rudolph proclaimed himself the best tight end in the NFL. He still feels that way. Pioneer Press June 23, 2016

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson says the grind of the offseason, family obligations could end his career
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has claimed he wants to play until he's 40. But, at the age of 31, he sees the grueling time spent preparing for a season and his children growing older could be the final determining factors as to how much longer he plays. Viking Update June 23, 2016

What Would The Vikings Do If The NFL Held An Expansion Draft?
If you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months you may not know, but the NHL is expanding this year to the lovely city of Las Vegas, Nevada. June 23, 2016

WATCH: From Start To Finish, U.S. Bank Stadium Timelapse Video
The last 29 months have been great, but now we're ready to #OpenTheGates. June 23, 2016

The 10 most overpaid NFL veterans? Two Vikings make one list
Matt Kalil came in at No. 5 on the list from and Adrian Peterson is at No. 10. Is this a fair and accurate assessment of those two Vikings? Star Tribune June 22, 2016

Local beer sold at Vikings games at U.S. Bank Stadium
Lovers of local craft beer can rest easy — there will be plenty of very Minnesota options at the new Vikings stadium. Pioneer Press June 22, 2016

Minnesota Vikings get final approval for new headquarters in Eagan
The Minnesota Vikings got final approval from the Eagan City Council Tuesday night that is the final step to beginning construction on the team's new headquarters and training facility. Viking Update June 22, 2016

Tony Sparano setting a different tone for the Vikings offensive line
Two days after the Vikings season ended on a missed 27-yard field goal, overhaul of the offensive line began. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 22, 2016

Eagan City Council votes to move ahead with Vikings
After 35 years, the NFL team wants to move from Winter Park. Star Tribune June 21, 2016

Eagan approves Vikings’ plans for new headquarters
The Eagan City Council cleared a path Tuesday night for the Minnesota Vikings to move team headquarters and practice facilities to the city, voting 5-0 to approve plans for the 200-acre development. Pioneer Press June 21, 2016

Moving pieces nothing new to Minnesota Vikings OL Joe Berger
Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Joe Berger has been moving around the offensive line his entire career. So all the shuffling around of players during offseason workouts was nothing new to him. Viking Update June 21, 2016

TE Kyle Rudolph facing a put-up season for Minnesota Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings have plenty of players being viewed as big contributors for the 2016 season. But if the Vikings are going to be a factor in 2016, tight end Kyle Rudolph may need to be the breakout player. Viking Update June 21, 2016

Vikings officially set to move headquarters to Eagan in 2018
This Vikings franchise isn’t done building. On a unanimous vote Tuesday, Eagan City Council approved plans for a new team headquarters, practice facilities and more on a 185-acre site, which formerly housed Northwest Airlines, located just south of Interstate 494. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 21, 2016

Shared practices to give Vikings extra evaluation in preseason, again
In his first business trip back to Cincinnati, it’d be natural for Mike Zimmer to feel some nostalgia. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 21, 2016

Eagan's new Minnesota Vikings HQ worries some neighbors
Lynda Retterath is not a Vikings fan. “I hate football,” she said last week at her Eagan home, her husband Joe at the other end of the kitchen table. “Joe is a fan.” Pioneer Press June 20, 2016

Minnesota now holds the longest title drought in pro sports, but the Vikings have the best chance to end that
Twenty-five years is a long time to go without a title, but the Vikings just might be able to change that this season. Viking Update June 20, 2016

Five under-the-radar Minnesota Vikings who could potentially surprise in 2016
The 2015 Minnesota Vikings came in with high hopes that the second year of the Mike Zimmer era would be special. As things turned out, it was a playoff season. It was thanks in no small part to five guys currently thought to be dominant. Here's the 2016 list. Viking Update June 20, 2016

Plenty of playing time up for grabs after Vikings spring practices
Here are ten observations after watching five spring Vikings practices. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 20, 2016

Hartman: Stoudermire aims to show Vikings his versatility
Troy Stoudermire has had a unique pro football journey since graduating from the University of Minnesota in May 2012, and now he's made it back here as a free-agent signee with the Vikings. Star Tribune June 19, 2016

Cancelled last practice, shorter training camp seem like good signs for Minnesota Vikings
Fans have a love/hate relationship with the preseason, with hate tipping the scale. But, as it pertains to the 2016 season, the Vikings are breaking new ground during the Mike Zimmer administration. Viking Update June 18, 2016

Scoggins: Vikings' young defense hungry to improve
The Vikings' plan under coach Mike Zimmer and GM Rick Spielman revolves around a core of players who are on their first or second contracts. Star Tribune June 18, 2016

Few guarantees for 2015 Vikings offensive line starters
Starting all 16 games last season on the Vikings’ offensive line hasn’t provided much job security. Pioneer Press June 17, 2016

Vikings duo share Haitian bond, mission of hope
Emmanuel Lamur and Mackensie Alexander grew up poor in south Florida but never felt destitute. Pioneer Press June 17, 2016

Greenway Looking To Empty Tank In Final Year
According the average career for NFL players spans all of 3.3 years. For many that’s just long enough to get drafted (or signed undrafted), give it a whirl with an organization or two and peter out before realizing that your future might be elsewhere. June 17, 2016

U.S. Bank Stadium 'Substantially' Completed Six Weeks Early
Construction of U.S. Bank Stadium is Substantially Complete and ready for business. Finished six weeks ahead of schedule, the new stadium and home of the Minnesota Vikings features a bold, iconic design unique to Minnesota, fan-friendly elements and unmatched technology that make it a special NFL venue. June 17, 2016

U.S. Bank Stadium ‘substantially complete’ for Minnesota Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority symbolically received the keys to U.S. Bank Stadium on Friday. Viking Update June 17, 2016

Adrian Peterson in Minnesota Vikings’ preseason? Not likely
Adrian Peterson hasn’t had a preseason carry since before his 2011 knee injury and it hasn’t hurt his first month of action. Viking Update June 17, 2016

At Vikings practices, Moritz Böhringer showed how far he still has to go
There’s at least one player who wasn’t so excited about Mike Zimmer’s reward of cancelling practice on Thursday. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 17, 2016

The 1998 Vikings and Golden State: Destiny meets adversity
Modern sports history is filled with interesting examples of “the greatest teams to never win a championship.” The 1998 Vikings are on that list. Star Tribune June 17, 2016

Time to move in: Mortenson hands over keys to U.S. Bank Stadium
The hand off took place at the regularly scheduled stadium authority meeting. Star Tribune June 17, 2016

Ten things we learned about the Vikings during spring practices
We saw and heard enough -- on the practice field, during media briefings and in private conversations -- to give you 10 takeaways from the Vikings just-concluded spring workouts. Star Tribune June 17, 2016

Scoggins: Vikings linebacker expects emotional trip home
Edmond Robinson tried to keep his mind focused on football during the Vikings mandatory minicamp this week, but memories of the tragedy of one year ago were inescapable. Star Tribune June 17, 2016

Vikings' Xavier Rhodes strives for elite cornerback status
According to Mike Zimmer, Xavier Rhodes is different this offseason. Unlike last year, the 25-year-old corner hasn't had to relearn how to play the position - and is likely due a big payday. Star Tribune June 16, 2016

Zimmer seeing more focused Cordarrelle Patterson
"He's not making mental errors — very, very few mental errors," Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said of wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. Star Tribune June 16, 2016

Roddy White would love 'to be a Viking': This is how rumors get started
This is how it starts: Roddy White said in an interview: "I would love to, you know, be a Viking if that so happens.” Star Tribune June 16, 2016

Vikings waive linebacker Lewis, defensive tackle Gaston
The moves open up two roster spots heading into training camp. Star Tribune June 16, 2016

Vikings' German receiver Bohringer adjusting slowly to NFL
It hasn’t taken long for Moritz Bohringer to realize he’s not in Germany anymore. Pioneer Press June 16, 2016

Satisfied MN Vikings coach cancels final practice
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer hasn’t built his reputation as a no-nonsense guy by canceling practices. That’s why some of his players couldn’t believe what happened Thursday. Pioneer Press June 16, 2016