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2020 Pre Season Schedule
Date Opponent Time
8/14 Houston 7 PM
8/21 @ Cincinnati 6 pm
8/30 @ Cleveland 3 PM
9/03 Seattle 7 PM
2020 Regular Season Schedule
9/13 Green Bay 12 PM
9/20 @ Indianapolis 12 PM
9/27 Tennessee 12 PM
10/04 @ Houston 12 PM
10/11 @ Seattle 7:20 PM
10/18 Atlanta 12 PM
10/25 Bye N/A
11/01 @ Green Bay 12 PM
11/08 Detroit 12 PM
11/16 @ Chicago 7:15 PM
11/22 Dallas 3:25 PM
11/29 Carolina 12 PM
12/06 Jacksonville 12 PM
12/13 @ Tampa Bay 12 PM
12/20 Chicago 12 PM
12/25 @ New Orleans 3:30 PM
01/03 @ Detroit 12 PM


NFL Calendar

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).

Late June Rookie Transition Program to be held at individual clubs.

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Current News

Drastic reduction in NFL salary cap for 2021, could be bad news for Dalvin Cook
And you thought the Vikings had salary-cap issues this offseason? Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported this week that the league’s salary cap for 2021 could potentially drop by $40 million “or a lot more per team,” because of the impact of COVID-19 and the fact that it’s expected games either will be played with no fans in stadiums or far fewer than normal because of social distancing. June 4, 2020

Vikings must find a way to pay valuable running back Dalvin Cook
Dalvin Cook is signed through 2020, but he'll be looking for a big payday: he's only the 39th-highest-paid running back in the NFL. Star Tribune June 4, 2020

Three bold Vikings predictions, including Irv Smith ready to join NFL’s elite
I provided Phil Mackey and Declan Goff with three bold Vikings predictions for the 2020 season on Wednesday’s episode of “Purple Daily.” These aren’t meant to be outlandish guesses but rather things that could occur. June 3, 2020

Vikings Franchise Five: Adrian Peterson, Randy Moss among Minnesota's all-time best
Beginning play in 1961, the Minnesota Vikings are among the 15 youngest franchises in the NFL. They're also one of the 12 teams that has yet to win a Super Bowl. Just because the Vikings haven't been around as long or claimed their first Lombardi Trophy, however, doesn't mean they haven't churned out some of the league's top talents over the years. June 2, 2020

Five Vikings Headlines to keep an eye on heading into the 2020 season
The NFL is still planning on having a regular season in 2020, although there is still a lot of time for that to change. If the season can start off when it’s supposed to, the Minnesota Vikings are going to have some interesting headlines heading into training camp and the regular season. June 2, 2020

Xs and Os: How Drafted Cornerbacks Could Impact Vikings
The Vikings experienced significant turnover in their secondary this offseason, but they replenished the cornerback position during the 2020 NFL Draft. June 2, 2020

Star Tribune sports staff: Our favorite famous football games ever
The New Orleans Saints were trying to beat the Vikings in the NFC Championship game on Jan. 24, 2010, to go to the Super Bowl for the first time. In New Orleans’ way stood another franchise that had never won a Super Bowl, and a Mississippi boy named Favre who grew up cheering for the Saints. Star Tribune June 2, 2020

Ranking which Vikings rookies have best chances to contribute in 2020
The team's roster turnover means there will be chances for rookies from first-round receiver Justin Jefferson to the undrafted free agents. A look at the ones most likely to stand out. Star Tribune June 2, 2020

Star Tribune sports staff: Our favorite famous football games ever
Without games to write about, Star Tribune writers and editors have been thinking back on the best games they've covered. Ever. Maybe it was for the Star Tribune, maybe it was from high school or college. The only requirement was that it be something they attended as a journalist. Star Tribune June 1, 2020

The Mike Zimmer Foundation Recognizes 3 Minnesota Scholarship Recipients
In the midst of unique and challenging times, three Minnesota high school seniors received surprise phone calls from Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer. June 1, 2020

'Change happens': Vikings primed for defensive line challenge
As he scans the 14 faces in his virtual position room, there's something about this offseason that reminds Andre Patterson of a time six years ago when he helped usher the Minnesota Vikings through a similar period of transition. May 30, 2020

Is Kirk Cousins going to finish his career with the Vikings?
Based on the way his contract is written, you can pretty much count on Cousins being the Vikings quarterback through the end of 2022. Here's why. Star Tribune May 29, 2020

Vikings depth chart 2020: Minnesota's projected Week 1 starters
The Vikings injected quite a bit of youth while shuffling their roster this offseason. May 29, 2020

Vikings' Mike Zimmer defends Stefon Diggs in trade aftermath
Zimmer went to bat for Diggs, saying he wasn't a 'pain in the butt'. May 29, 2020

Lunchbreak: Frequency of Dalvin Cook's Speed Bursts Sets Him Apart
It's not uncommon for NFL players to be described as "explosive" on the football field, but how does one really define the term? May 29, 2020

Vikings 1st-Rounders Jefferson & Gladney Continuing Admiration From Afar
Justin Jefferson and Jeff Gladney didn't get to square off against one another in college because LSU and TCU last met in 2013, before the Vikings 2020 first-round selections joined the Tigers and Horned Frogs. May 28, 2020

NFL Announces Rule, Bylaw Changes for 2020 Season
NFL teams can now designate three players to return from Injured Reserve, an increase from the 2019 limit of two, the league announced Thursday. May 28, 2020

Mike Zimmer refreshed to rebuild Vikings defense
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has faith in the talent the team has to fill the holes left by departed starters. Star Tribune May 28, 2020

Vikings' offensive line tries to bond during virtual offseason
Center Garrett Bradbury is part of an O-line group working out in Lakeville. Star Tribune May 28, 2020

Vikings center Garrett Bradbury has stayed active amid COVID-19 crisis
Bradbury entered this offseason with goals of emerging as a leader on the offensive line whenever next season rolled around. Pioneer Press May 27, 2020

Despite Virtual Program, Bradbury Comfortable with Progression into Year 2
This time last year, Vikings center Garrett Bradbury was meeting new teammates, adjusting to new coaches and learning a new playbook. May 27, 2020

Lucky 13? Vikings get some good and bad news in FPI season projections
The Vikings are considered to be the favorite in the NFC North, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI) season projections released on Monday. That is the good news. The not-as-good news is that the FPI has the Vikings ranked 13th in the NFL with a projected 8.6 wins and a 54 percent chance to make the postseason. May 26, 2020

Vikings UDFA WR Dan Chisena Has Speed to Burn
Undrafted free agents typically don't generate a ton of buzz when signing with NFL teams in the hours immediately following the draft. And it's likely that most Vikings fans wouldn't recognize Dan Chisena if he passed them on the street. May 26, 2020

Reveiz found his footing as an NFL kicker with Vikings
The kicker put together an 11-year pro career and wasn't one to make excuses for himself. Star Tribune May 25, 2020

Report: Cardinals among teams showing “strong interest” in Everson Griffen
Longtime Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen said goodbye to the Vikings on Instagram in late March. But two months later, Griffen remains unsigned sitting on the free agent market. That might soon change. May 22, 2020

Two years later, Mike Hughes finds himself in a position to make Vikings look very smart
The Vikings surprised many in 2018 when they selected Mike Hughes with their first-round pick. The cornerback from Central Florida was taken 30th overall ahead of two guys — Will Hernandez (34th to the Giants) and Braden Smith (37th to the Colts) — who played a position (guard) of definite need for Minnesota. May 22, 2020

Vikings defensive lineman Ifeadi Odenigbo is ready to take the next step
When — or if — the Vikings open the season against the Packers at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sept. 13, Ifeadi Odenigbo will likely be introduced as a starter at defensive end. Star Tribune May 21, 2020

One thing is holding up top free agent pass rusher Everson Griffen from signing anywhere
Everson Griffen is one of the top remaining NFL free agents, and there's been plenty of demand for his services since the veteran pass rusher opted out of his contract with the Minnesota Vikings back in February. That doesn't mean the former Pro Bowler is any closer to signing with a new team, however. May 21, 2020

Ifeadi Odenigbo Ready for Potentially Increased Role in 2020
The Vikings defense underwent some turnover this offseason, and there could be as many as five new starters on that side of the ball. That means a chance for others to step up in bigger roles, with Ifeadi Odenigbo near the top of that list. May 21, 2020

Vikings assistant Adam Zimmer: ‘It’s kind of weird for your boss to be your dad’
Adam Zimmer has been an assistant coach under his father, Mike Zimmer, since 2013. Adam was the assistant defensive backs coach with the Cincinnati Bengals when Mike was the defensive coordinator there. They both left for Minnesota in 2014, when Mike became the Vikings’ head coach. Pioneer Press May 21, 2020

Olabisi Johnson figures to make most of opportunity with Stefon Diggs gone
The Vikings spent the past four seasons knowing that as long as Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen were healthy they had one of the best wide receiver duos in the NFL. Diggs’ decision to force his way out of Minnesota this offseason changed that. May 20, 2020

Lunchbreak: 5 Vikings Land in Prisco's Top 100 Players of 2020
CBS Sports' Pete Prisco has unveiled his Top 100 NFL Players of 2020, and five Vikings made the cut. The highest-ranked Viking on his list was defensive end Danielle Hunter, who landed at No. 25, just below 49ers edge rusher Nick Bosa. Prisco wrote: May 20, 2020

He's No. 1: Adam Thielen's role with Vikings after Stefon Diggs trade
Adam Thielen's identity was long cast as half of one of the NFL's top receiving duos. Over five seasons, Thielen and Stefon Diggs became the perfect complement to one another within the Minnesota Vikings' offense. Now, things are changing for Thielen. May 20, 2020

Thielen Making Himself a 'Resource' for Justin Jefferson, Vikings Young WRs
Adam Thielen blinked, and suddenly he's preparing his eighth NFL season. May 19, 2020

Vikings will need to lean extra hard on receiver Adam Thielen this season
Adam Thielen will be 30 years old by the time his seventh NFL season officially kicks off. And while he still feels like only he’s on Year 2 or Year 3, there’s no denying the Vikings receiver is a veteran in this league. One Minnesota will need to rely heavily on this season. Pioneer Press May 19, 2020

Vikings doomed by turnover after lost offseason? Not necessarily
A tight preparation window is nothing Mike Zimmer can't handle, along with several other established NFL coaches. Star Tribune May 19, 2020