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2018 Pre Season Schedule
Date Opponent Time
8/11 @ Denver 8 PM
8/18 Jacksonville 12 PM
8/24 Seattle 7 PM
8/30 @ Tennessee 7 PM
2018 Regular Season Schedule
9/9 San Francisco 12 PM
9/16 @ Green Bay 12 PM
9/23 Buffalo 12 PM
9/27 @ Los Angles 7:20 PM
10/7 @ Philadelphia 3:25 PM
10/14 Arizona 12 PM
10/21 @ NY Jets 12 PM
10/28 New Orleans 7:20 PM
11/4 Detroit 12 PM
11/11 Bye N/A
11/18 @ Chicago 12 PM
11/25 Green Bay 7:20 PM
12/2 @ New England 3:25 PM
12/10 @ Seattle 7:15 PM
12/16 Miami 12 PM
12/23 @ Detroit 12 PM
12/30 Chicago 12 PM

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NFL Calendar 

Late June Rookie Transition Program to be held at individual clubs. Attendance is mandatory for all rookies.

July 16 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 2018 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.

Veteran players (defined as a player with at least one pension-credited season) other than quarterbacks or “injured players” (as defined in CBA Article 21, Section 6) may report to a club’s preseason training camp no earlier than 15 days prior to the club’s first scheduled preseason game or July 15, whichever is later.

Veteran quarterbacks and injured players may be required to report to the club’s preseason training camp no earlier than five days immediately prior to the mandatory reporting date for all other veteran players, provided the club has already opened (or simultaneously opens) its official preseason training camp for all rookies and first-year players.

A three-day acclimation period will apply to players who are on a club’s roster up to and including the mandatory veteran reporting date. Players who rejoin the roster after that date may practice (including wearing pads) and play immediately after passing a physical.

July 23* Signing period ends for Unrestricted Free Agents to whom a “May 8 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 23 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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Anthony Barr not concerned about revenge over Aaron Rodgers hit
Anthony Barr became public enemy No. 1 for Green Bay Packers fans last year when he tackled Aaron Rodgers in Week Six which led to Rodgers breaking his collarbone and missing two months on the regular season. 24/7 Sports June 21, 2018

Stefon Diggs makes push for different Vikings jersey combo
Stefon Diggs is used to making plays in a Minnesota Vikings uniform in the familiar purple and white combination, whether it be on the road or at home, but now he is making a push to switch things up a bit coming into the 2018 season. 24/7 Sports June 21, 2018

Former Vikings RB Adrian Peterson still looking for a team in 2018
Peterson said in a radio interview he hasn’t had any concrete offers, and a team that was seriously interested in the 33-year-old running back likely would have signed him by now. Star Tribune June 20, 2018

Brian Murphy: Vikings’ LGTBQ symposium a victory for Chris Kluwe
Reconciliation can be a fool’s errand in the cutthroat NFL, where recyclable players are discarded like junk mail and cultural scandals leave everyone desperate for a bath. But somehow, something constructive has emerged from one of the most sordid episodes in Minnesota Vikings history. Pioneer Press June 20, 2018

Hercules Mata'afa waived by Vikings on Wednesday
Hercules Mata'afa saw his rookie season in the NFL end before it truly began when he suffered a torn ACL during the offseason program for the Minnesota Vikings and now the team has made a move to address the void the defensive lineman leaves on the roster. 24/7 Sports June 20, 2018

Vikings sign rookie linebacker from Southern Utah
The Vikings signed linebacker Mike Needham on Wednesday and waived-injured undrafted rookie free agent Hercules Mata’afa after the defensive end suffered a torn ACL during the offseason program. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 20, 2018

Plan quickly if you want to see Vikings training camp
Vikings fans who have grown accustomed to driving from the Twin Cities to Mankato for training camp will find their favorite team much closer to home this year. But while their commute to the Vikings’ practices will be shorter, they will have to finalize their plans much sooner. Star Tribune June 19, 2018

ikings’ first training camp in Eagan likely to create traffic snarls
The Vikings anticipate hiccups during their first training camp in Eagan, whether it’s traffic congestion or long lines, but promise they will learn from the experience and evolve accordingly as they transition to hosting their summer preseason camp in the Twin Cities for the first time. Pioneer Press June 19, 2018

Vikings’ primary message for Eagan training camp: Get a (free) ticket
The Vikings will open training camp to 5,000 fans a day, most via free tickets, but you have to plan ahead. There will be no access for fans without tickets, and you won’t be able to just show up and get one. Pioneer Press June 19, 2018

Stefon Diggs, Pat Elflein named to NFL.com's All-Under 25 team
In the National Football League, youth is always at a premium given the short nature of most players' prime and their high level of production compared to their relatively non-expensive price tag. 24/7 Sports June 19, 2018

5 things Vikings fans need to know about attending training camp in Eagan
TCO Performance Center will be hosting its first training camp starting in July. There will be quite a few differences between the Eagan version and past years in Mankato. Here are five things fans will need to know as they make plans… 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 19, 2018

Vikings announce full training camp schedule
The Minnesota Vikings will be holding their first training camp at TCO Performance Center. On Tuesday, the team released the complete schedule for camp…. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 19, 2018

Vikings release full practice schedule for first Training Camp at TCO
Tuesday morning the Minnesota Vikings released all the details surrounding the team's first Training Camp at their new headquarters TCO Performance Center in Eagan, MN. KFAN.com June 19, 2018

Here's the FULL SCOOP on all things 2018 Vikings Training Camp at TCO
The Minnesota Vikings held a media briefing at Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center today that highlighted all things Training Camp for the 2018 season at their new facility in Eagan, MN. KFAN.com June 19, 2018

Vikings Training Camp Tickets to become available Thursday, June 21st
The Minnesota Vikings announced their plans for fan access to Training Camp 2018 at their new Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center home in Eagan on Tuesday and there's a few things that you need to know if you're interested. KFAN.com June 19, 2018

Do Vikings have the best wide receiver group in the NFL?
The Cooler: Is it time to stop thinking of Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs as scrappy overachievers and start thinking of them as the best of the best? Star Tribune June 18, 2018

With Mike Hughes around, Marcus Sherels could have to fight to make Vikings' roster
Return specialist Marcus Sherels has signed a one-year contract with the Vikings for the eighth time. But he's facing stiff competition for that role from first-round draft choice Mike Hughes. Star Tribune June 18, 2018

Griffen becomes seventh Vikings player in top 100
Defensive end Everson Griffen became the seventh Minnesota Vikings player on NFL Network’s “Top 100 Players of 2018” on Monday night, ranking No. 19 overall. 24/7 Sports June 18, 2018

Mike Remmers says he is more comfortable on inside of O-Line
In 2017, offensive lineman Mike Remmers was brought to the Minnesota Vikings in order to play right tackle. But he may very well have found another position on the line that suits his fancy more. 24/7 Sports June 18, 2018

Vikings seeking to learn from NFC Championship loss
In January, the Minnesota Vikings entered the NFC Championship Game coming off of the absolute highest of highs. Having just partaken in "The Minnesota Miracle", Stefon Diggs' now-legendary walkoff touchdown in the final seconds of the NFC Divisional Round when defeat seemed certain, there was great hope that the long-snakebit Vikings may have broken the jinx and put themselves on the path to Super Bowl glory. 24/7 Sports June 18, 2018

Vikings public relations staff earns PFWA’s Rozelle Award
The Minnesota Vikings’ public relations staff was rewarded for its efforts in helping media cover the team, winning the 2018 Pete Rozelle Award from the Professional Football Writers of America. 24/7 Sports June 18, 2018

Vikings depart for time off, searching for balance
With their first full week off since the start of the offseason conditioning program in April, the Minnesota Vikings were pleased with the progress they made in the last few months. 24/7 Sports June 18, 2018

Revisiting Randy Moss’s moving comments on Dennis Green
On Monday the Minnesota Vikings announced that Dennis Green would posthumously be inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor during a halftime ceremony at the Vikings game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, September 23, at U.S. Bank Stadium. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 18, 2018

Former agent: Diggs should be asking for more than $14.5 million per year
Responding to a question on twitter, former agent and contributor to CBS Sports Joel Corry said Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs should not accept a contract extension for any less than $14.5 million per year. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 18, 2018

Dennis Green: Vikings’ Ring of Honor class of 2018
he Vikings are honoring one of the most successful coaches in franchise history. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 18, 2018

Vikings announce Dennis Green as 2018 Ring of Honor Inductee
he Minnesota Vikings will induct former head coach Dennis Greenin the club’s Ring of Honor in 2018. Vikings Owner/Chairman Zygi Wilf, Owner/President Mark Wilf and Owner/Vice Chairman Lenny Wilf, along with National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell, informed Marie Green, the spouse of the late Dennis Green, of the honor at the team’s headquarters on Friday, June 15. KFAN.com June 18, 2018

Vikings players followed examples of fathers as much as advice
When it comes to father-son relationships, it’s not always what is said. Sometimes, the actions over time mean most. 24/7 Sports June 17, 2018

A look at recent contracts that could affect Diggs, Hunter and Barr’s negotiations
Last year the Minnesota Vikings announced contract extensions for Xavier Rhodes, Everson Griffen and Linval Joseph near the beginning of training camp. As we hit the down period between minicamp and training camp, the Vikings will presumably be working toward deals with 2019 free agents Stefon Diggs, Anthony Barr and Danielle Hunter. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 17, 2018

Taste of bad finish in 2017 lingers for Vikings defense
Aiming to learn from last season's sour finish, the Vikings worked on a lot of situational football during OTAs and minicamps, which ended this week. Star Tribune June 16, 2018

Vikings co-owner Mark Wilf says as a 'son of immigrants,' it's important for franchise to respect flag, military
Vikings co-owner Mark Wilf said on Friday the team's ownership supports the NFL's new national anthem policy, which gives players the option to stay in the locker room for the anthem but mandates they stand if they take the field. Star Tribune June 15, 2018

Progress made, but still some assembly required on Vikings offensive line
There was a fluidity about the Vikings’ offensive line this spring that’s become commonplace by now, at a position that has been a puzzle (and, at its worst moments, a calamity) for much of the past five years or so. Star Tribune June 15, 2018

Sid Hartman Interview Room unveiled at new Vikings facility
Sid Hartman was honored Friday at the new Vikings facility in Eagan by Zygi Wilf and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Star Tribune June 15, 2018

Vikings co-owner Mark Wilf says as a 'son of immigrants,' it's important for franchise to respect flag, military
Vikings co-owner Mark Wilf said the team will announce in coming weeks new initiatives addressing social justice issues. Star Tribune June 15, 2018

Commissioner Roger Goodell calls Vikings’ new facility ‘special place’ at ceremony
After watching Friday’s official opening of the grandiose TCO Performance Center, legendary Vikings coach Bud Grant had one immediate thought. “I was born 50 years too soon,” said Grant, 91, who coached Minnesota from 1967-83 and in 1985. Pioneer Press June 15, 2018

Vikings rookie WR Brandon Zylstra turning heads with acrobatic catches
Brandon Zylstra grew up idolizing Randy Moss, and he’s had some Moss-like catches early in his NFL career. Zylstra, a Spicer, Minn., native, signed by the Vikings after two seasons in the Canadian Football League, went high in the air during the final week of organized team activities to snag a touchdown pass over Marcus Sherels in the corner of the end zone. Pioneer Press June 15, 2018

Rhodes declares himself NFL’s best cornerback, talks Vikings
Xavier Rhodes knows that every cornerback gets beat occasionally, but he considers himself the best the NFL has to offer at his position. 24/7 Sports June 15, 2018

Newman’s versatility could give Vikings’ defense new wrinkles
On Wednesday, Terence Newman and Andrew Sendejo swapped jerseys for the day and Newman filled in for Sendejo’s position on the field. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 15, 2018

Cousins, Vikings head into summer break with more to learn
Kirk Cousins pushed himself so hard last summer that by Washington's second regular-season game, he felt as if his body and mind aged 10 extra weeks. This time, even though he's in a new place in Minnesota, his goal for the summer break is to make it a little less intense. KFAN.com June 15, 2018

Vikings end minicamp with message from Mike Zimmer: stay in football shape, be good citizens
Coach Mike Zimmer said the Vikings stayed mostly healthy in the offseason program, a big bonus as minicamp concluded. Star Tribune June 14, 2018

Vikings rookie CB Mike Hughes caps strong spring with pick six
Mike Hughes returned an interception 57 yards for a touchdown last year with Central Florida. During practice with the Vikings on Thursday, he had one even longer. Pioneer Press June 14, 2018

Vikings’ Mike Zimmer pleased with spring drills. Next stop training camp July 24
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer didn’t cancel the final practice of spring drills as he did two years ago. But he at least was pleased enough to shorten Thursday’s final workout by a half hour. Pioneer Press June 14, 2018

Practice report: Vikings close minicamp with alumni on hand
The Minnesota Vikings wrapped up their spring on-field activities on Thursday with a handful of team alumni viewing from the sidelines and being introduced to the team after practice. 24/7 Sports June 14, 2018

Anthony Barr in hybrid role could be brilliant move for Vikings
Anthony Barr is heading into a contract season with the Minnesota Vikings as the two sides look to potentially work towards a new deal and it appears that a new wrinkle is being added to what they could do with the linebacker this year. 24/7 Sports June 14, 2018

Vikings depth chart prediction on defense for 2018 season
The Minnesota Vikings defense walked out of the 2017 season as the No. 1-ranked unit in both points and total yards allowed throughout the season, but the ended the year with a dud in the NFC Championship game, surrendering 38 points to the eventual Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. 24/7 Sports June 14, 2018

Revisiting Anthony Barr’s role as a pass rusher
After Anthony Barr’s first two seasons, he was considered one of the most effective all-around linebackers in the league. A down 2016 season created reasonable doubt about his future, but he bounced back in 2017 to have a solid season. Now as the Minnesota Vikings look for different options to maintain their pass rush success, an opportunity may be there for Barr to chase down QBs more often. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities June 14, 2018