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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

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 oneyear contract with his prior club for the 2020 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 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 22* Signing period ends for Unrestricted Free Agents to whom a “May 5 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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Lunchbreak: U.S. Bank Stadium Ranked NFL's Best by 'The Athletic'
Now entering its fifth season as the Vikings home, U.S. Bank Stadium can no longer truly be called "new." And yet, the state-of-the-art venue hasn't lost its luster. July 8, 2020

Lunchbreak: CBS Sports Ranks Zimmer 10th Among NFL Head Coaches
Believe it or not, Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer is already entering his seventh season at the helm in Minnesota. July 6, 2020

Vikings need to develop depth behind their stars
If the Vikings are going to win the NFC North in 2020, they are going to have to do it with a top-heavy roster of star players, because after a number of free agency departures and trades, the club most likely will not have the kind of depth it has relied on the past couple of years. Star Tribune July 4, 2020

Vikings broadcaster believes Dalvin Cook will show up for 2020
Dalvin Cook is in the middle of contract negotiations ahead of the 2020 regular season. After a career year in 2019, Cook wants a new deal to be paid based on the market value. 24/ July 4, 2020

NFL expected to cut preseason schedule in half
One of the Vikings' preseason games would need to be moved to U.S. Bank Stadium in order for them to get a home game. Star Tribune July 2, 2020

NFL cuts preseason in half, pushes back start
The NFL will cut its preseason in half and push back the start of exhibition play so teams have more time to train following a virtual offseason made necessary by the coronavirus pandemic, a person with knowledge of the decision told the Associated Press. Pioneer Press July 1, 2020

Report: Vikings’ preseason schedule will be only two games this summer
The Vikings will play two preseason games this summer instead of four, according to ESPN’s Kevin Seifert. July 1, 2020

Zulgad: Vikings would be wise to buy low on Chargers cornerback Desmond King II
The uncertainty surrounding the upcoming NFL season has slowed the transaction business a bit in recent months, but right now it appears as if teams will report to training camp in late July and hope that the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t brings things to a halt. July 1, 2020

Vikings won’t play two preseason games
The NFL will cut its preseason in half and push back the start of exhibition play so teams have more time to train following an all virtual offseason made necessary by the coronavirus pandemic, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. July 1, 2020

Even w/out Diggs, there’s still plenty to be excited for with Vikings WRs
The biggest storyline surrounding the Vikings this offseason was the Stefon Diggs trade with the Buffalo Bills. Although Mike Zimmer made it known that the trade wasn’t something the Vikings were actively pursuing, they were given a deal that was simply too good to turn down. June 30, 2020

Twin Cities agency that represents Adam Thielen is creatively expanding
As Institute for Athletes has grown, the group continues to relish its forward focus. Star Tribune June 29, 2020

Anthony Barr & Raise the Barr Foundation to Host Virtual Wine-Tasting Fundraiser
For the fourth consecutive year, Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr and his mom, Lori, will help host a wine-tasting fundraiser as co-founders of the Raise the Barr foundation. June 29, 2020

Offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's history gives Vikings a big advantage
The Super Bowl-winning coach has done the job before, and he knows his Vikings co-workers well. Star Tribune June 25, 2020

Vikings Preview: It's all about Dalvin Cook (and a little about Adam Thielen)
For better or worse, Dalvin Cook's status will impact the rest of the Vikings offense. How does his absence or his injury history alter the Fantasy values of his teammates? June 24, 2020

10 Takeaways from Virtual Vikings Offseason Program
Normally at this point in the calendar, we've seen more than a dozen offseason practices — from rookie minicamp through voluntary organized team activities and a mandatory minicamp — and made multiple observations from those sessions. June 24, 2020

Lunchbreak: Kendricks Ranked 2nd-Best LB in NFL by CBS Sports
It seems the rest of the world is catching onto the special player that is Eric Kendricks. June 24, 2020

The Vikings will need to rely heavily on young talent in 2020
The Minnesota Vikings are entering the 2020 season after a 2019 campaign that ended in the divisional round in San Francisco. After an upset win in New Orleans the previous week, the Vikings fell apart against the team that represented the NFC in Super Bowl LIV. June 23, 2020

Vikings & Hy-Vee Staff Load Trucks Headed for Local Food Banks
More than a dozen members of the Vikings organization put their backs into giving back to the Twin Cities community on Tuesday morning. June 23, 2020

Xs and Os: Draft LB Troy Dye Brings Instincts, Determination to Vikings
The Vikings have selected at least one linebacker in 12 consecutive NFL Drafts, extending a streak that began with Jasper Brinkley in the fifth round in 2009 by tabbing Troy Dye out of Oregon in the fourth round this April. June 23, 2020

Coronavirus has mostly shut down U.S. Bank Stadium for 2020 except for possible Vikings games
As of Monday, the four-year-old stadium has no major events on the fall schedule. Even if the NFL season goes ahead, it's unlikely to include a packed house of fans. Star Tribune June 22, 2020

Hometown Hero TQ Wair Receives Jimmy V Award During ESPYs
It was only fitting for Taquarius "TQ" Wair to receive the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance from someone who inspires him. TQ received a surprise video call from Seahawks linebacker Shaquem Griffin, who "presented" him with the ESPY award. June 22, 2020

Sounding the Gjallarhorn has been a powerful Vikings pregame tradition since 2007
Former players can testify to the impact of sounding the Gjallarhorn, a Vikings tradition since 2007. Star Tribune June 21, 2020

Expect to see Vikings rookie Justin Jefferson in slot ‘quite a bit’ next season
Whether he likes it or not, rookie receiver Justin Jefferson has big shoes to fill next season as the replacement for former fan favorite Stefon Diggs. That much was set in stone when the Vikings made him the No. 22 pick in April’s NFL draft. Pioneer Press June 19, 2020

Vikings can't bank on 2020 free agents
The Vikings are in a tight salary cap situation, and that played a big part in them signing only three outside free agents. Star Tribune June 18, 2020

Vikings' defensive coaches can't wait to teach in person
During a virtual offseason program, coaches needed to find get-to-know-you time for new players. Star Tribune June 18, 2020

How will Vikings’ Andre Patterson, Adam Zimmer balance roles as co-defensive coordinators?
Andre Patterson considers Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer one of his best friends. Which means Patterson has gotten to know Adam Zimmer, Mike’s son, quite well over the years. Pioneer Press June 18, 2020

Vikings Co-DCs Patterson & Zimmer 'On Same Page' While Miles Apart
When Andre Patterson and Adam Zimmer first were approached about becoming the Vikings co-defensive coordinators, they met together over a week's time to discuss their approach. The two coaches have been working seamlessly while preparing for the 2020 season. June 18, 2020

Like Father, Like Son: 2 Decades After Dad Corbin, Jake Lacina Joins Vikings
When Corbin Lacina coached the Cretin-Derham Hall sophomore team in 2012, he didn't put his son Jake on the starting offensive line. Until he earned a spot, that is. June 18, 2020

Dalvin Cook won’t take part in Vikings offseason without new contract
Dalvin Cook logged off last week from virtual team activities with the Minnesota Vikings, no longer willing to participate until he has secured a new contract. June 18, 2020

Gary Kubiak not worried about potential Dalvin Cook holdout
Dalvin Cook is ready for a well-earned pay raise. The Minnesota Vikings running back broke out last season with 1135 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns. He added 53 receptions for 519 yards as the Vikings went 10-6 overall. 24/ June 18, 2020

Gary Kubiak envisions big role for Dalvin Cook in Vikings offense
The Vikings wrap a virtual offseason program this week without running back Dalvin Cook, who announced his intent to hold out until he gets a new contract. But there’s no question offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak is in Cook’s corner. Star Tribune June 17, 2020

Dalvin Cook reportedly wanted to be NFL's highest-paid running back
After spending the past three seasons as one of the best bargains in the NFL, Vikings running back Dalvin Cook now wants to get paid, and unfortunately for Minnesota, he's looking for a huge raise. June 17, 2020

Vikings’ Gary Kubiak on Dalvin Cook possibly holding out: ‘That’s part of the business’
It’s been a week since star running back Dalvin Cook reportedly vowed to hold out until the Vikings give him “a reasonable” contract extension. Not that offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak seems too concerned. Pioneer Press June 17, 2020

Zulgad: No sweat: Dalvin Cook’s absence won’t cause Gary Kubiak to abandon run
Dalvin Cook’s importance to the Vikings’ offense is obvious. The running back’s versatility and ability makes him a threat in the run game, the pass game and means he can provide pass protection when needed. June 17, 2020

Is Kirk Cousins ranked too high or too low in PFT quarterback ratings?
Kirk Cousins moved up two spots in Pro Football Talk’s rankings of NFL quarterbacks but that still didn’t get him into the Top 10. June 17, 2020

Vikings Continuity on Special Teams a 'Huge Plus' During Unique Offseason
Vikings Special Teams Coordinator Marwan Maalouf is thankful for continuity on Minnesota's special teams heading into 2020. June 17, 2020