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2017 Pre Season Schedule
Date Opponent Time
8/10 @ Buffalo 6 PM
8/18 @ Seattle 9 PM
8/27 San Francisco 7 PM
8/31 Miami 7 PM
2017 Regular Season Schedule
9/11 New Orleans 6:10 PM
9/17 @ Pittsburgh 12 PM
9/24 Tampa Bay 12 PM
10/1 Detroit 12 PM
10/9 @ Chicago 7:30 PM
10/15 Green Bay 12 PM
10/22 Baltimore 12 PM
10/29 Cleveland (London) 8:30 AM
11/5 Bye N/A
11/12 @ Washington 12 PM
11/19 LA Rams 12 PM
11/23 @ Detroit 11:30 AM
12/3 @ Atlanta 12 PM
12/10 @ Carolina 12 PM
12/17 Cincinnati 12 PM
12/23 @ Green Bay 7:30 PM
12/31 Chicago 12 PM


NFL Calendar

May 22-24: NFL Spring League Meeting, Chicago, Ill.

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: For any player removed from the club’s roster or whose contract is assigned via waivers or trade on or after June 2, any unamortized signing bonus amounts for future years will be included fully in Team Salary at the start of the 2017 League Year.

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 Symposium to be held at individual clubs. Attendance is mandatory for all rookies.

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Current News

With Mike Zimmer away, Vikings embrace the (relative) silence
It was a bit quieter on the Vikings practice field Wednesday. With head coach Mike Zimmer at his ranch in Kentucky, there was a lot less yelling that usual during the Vikings’ second day of Organized Team Activities at Winter Park. Pioneer Press May 24, 2017

Brian Murphy: Three Vikings stories, two no-shows
Michael Floyd was redemption in the flesh Wednesday as the Vikings unveiled their new receiver while onetime franchise quarterback Teddy Bridgewater remains a ghost in the machine and coach Mike Zimmer is in mandatory convalescence in Kentucky. Pioneer Press May 24, 2017

Vikings GM Rick Spielman: Teddy Bridgewater's rehab 'very encouraging'
The Vikings released a video of Teddy Bridgewater throwing to teammates during organized team activities on Tuesday but the team is still uncertain about whether the 2014 first-round draft pick will ever play in the NFL again. Pioneer Press May 24, 2017

New Minnesota Vikings WR Michael Floyd: 'I'm right back at home'
Michael Floyd is back in Minnesota and back rooming with a familiar face, hoping he takes advantage of his "last-straw" opportunity with the Minnesota Vikings. Viking Update May 24, 2017

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer gone, but ‘still in charge’ from afar
Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is away from the team but doing everything he can to stay involved. Viking Update May 24, 2017

Teddy Bridgewater not cleared, not at practice; return 'still the unknown'
The video released of Teddy Bridgewater throwing passes created excitement about his recovery, but the Minnesota Vikings were pulling back on the excitement Wednesday. Viking Update May 24, 2017

VIDEO: Minnesota Vikings GM updates Mike Zimmer's health status
Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman said Mike Zimmer can be "hard-headed," but says he is following doctor's orders. Viking Update May 24, 2017

VIDEO: Minnesota Vikings GM clarifies Teddy Bridgewater's status
Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman tells why Teddy Bridgewater missed practice, where he is at in his rehab and if anything has changed on his outlook to play again. Viking Update May 24, 2017

MMQB picks Minnesota Vikings on playoff cusp
The gang at Monday Morning Quarterback is in predicting mode and they have the Minnesota Vikings checking in mid-pack, but outside of the playoffs. Viking Update May 24, 2017

Zimmer's recovery, Treadwell's progress, kickers and other takeaways from Vikings OTAs
Over the past month or so, the Minnesota Vikings have been doing work at Winter Park with rookie mini camp and voluntary offseason workouts, but getting the entire 90-man roster on the field for OTAs represents the unofficial beginning of the 2017 season. Here are five takeaways from Wednesday’s OTA session: 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 24, 2017

Report: Bridgewater OK'd to move side-to-side
If we’re using social media vernacular, it would be proper to say the Minnesota Vikings broke the internet when they tweeted a video of Teddy Bridgwater dropping back and throwing passes at OTAs on Tuesday. But according to GM Rick Spielman, the video only means that Bridgewater is taking the next step in his recovery. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 24, 2017

Vikings' Floyd back in his comfort zone — on and off the field
Back home in Minnesota and legally cleared to practice with the Vikings, wide receiver Michael Floyd spent the past two days of organized team activities playing catch-up. Star Tribune May 24, 2017

Vikings GM gives updates on Bridgewater, Zimmer
The day after the Vikings put out video of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater taking snaps on the field with the team, general manager Rick Spielman said the QB was out of town for an appointment. Star Tribune May 24, 2017

Vikings full-squad workout at Winter Park
Vikings' first organized full-team practice of the offseason. Star Tribune May 24, 2017

Vikings surprise: Bridgewater throws passes during team workout
It is believed Tuesday was the first time Teddy Bridgewater was on the field with Vikings teammates since suffering a major knee injury last August. Star Tribune May 24, 2017

Souhan: Vikings, Bridgewater haven't handled injury news well
If they think Teddy Bridgewater is ahead of schedule, or on schedule, or doing encouraging things, why not just say so? Star Tribune May 24, 2017

Souhan: Zimmer will help Vikings, and himself, by ditching workaholic culture
What's most important for Mike Zimmer and the Vikings is for him to make it through the 2017 season with good health and a healthy attitude. He's had eight surgeries on his right eye. Star Tribune May 23, 2017

It's rookie Dalvin Cook's backfield as Vikings ramp up practices
For the first time Tuesday, Vikings’ top draft pick Dalvin Cook will line up against Linval Joseph and the rest of Mike Zimmer’s defense. Star Tribune May 23, 2017

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater throws during first day of OTAs
Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater looks to have taken a big step in his comeback from last August’s horrific knee injury. The Vikings’ website posted a 39-second video of Bridgewater throwing Tuesday on the first day of organized team activities. The practice was closed to the media, but Wednesday’s session is scheduled to be open. Pioneer Press May 23, 2017

Players union advises Vikings rookies not to sign current offers
The NFL Players Association has advised agents for the Vikings’ 11 draftees not to sign contracts yet because of specific language in the proposed deals that the union believes violates the league’s collective bargaining agreement. Pioneer Press May 23, 2017

VIDEO: Teddy Bridgewater throwing at Minnesota Vikings practice
As the Minnesota Vikings started organized team activities on Tuesday, the team distributed a video of Teddy Bridgewater throwing. Viking Update May 23, 2017

Holler: Time for Mike Zimmer to let others do the (offseason) coaching
As the OTA period kicks in, the Big Boss Man isn't going to be in-house. For the long-term benefit of both Mike Zimmer and the Minnesota Vikings organization, that is a good thing. Viking Update May 23, 2017

Zulgad: What should we make of Teddy Bridgewater working out at Vikings OTAs?
Thirty-nine seconds. That was the length of the video the Vikings tweeted of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater going through drills Tuesday from their first day of Organized Team Activities at Winter Park. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 23, 2017

Vikings tweet video of Bridgewater throwing
The Minnesota Vikings have mostly kept Teddy Bridgewater’s recovery from a severe knee injury under wraps since he went down in practice last August. But on the first day of OTAs, the team’s official twitter account released video of Bridgewater throwing and taking drop backs – with his knee covered by a large brace. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 23, 2017

How Kirk Cousins' contract extension talks affect the Vikings, Bradford
Over the next month-and-a-half, the Minnesota Vikings will be keeping an eye on negotiations between Washington and quarterback Kirk Cousins. If the two sides reach a long-term contract, it will likely be the starting point for Sam Bradford’s talks with the Vikings about a new deal. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 23, 2017

FIRST LOOK: Vikings Release First Video of Teddy Bridgewater Working Out at Winter Park OTAs [VIDEO]
It already been and will continue to be a long road back to the football field for Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. All of that said, he is committed to the journey. May 23, 2017

Vikings' Zimmer, after eight eye surgeries, heads home to recover
After eighth eye surgery, Vikings coach will head to his Kentucky ranch. Star Tribune May 22, 2017

Vikings gave Michael Floyd a chance. 'Now it's up to him,' says his mother
A retirement party last June for former Cretin-Derham Hall High School football coaches Mike and Mal Scanlan drew an unexpected guest: Michael Floyd. Pioneer Press May 22, 2017

Vikings: 8th eye surgery knocks Mike Zimmer out of OTAs
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer will leave the team for a short period to recover from his eighth eye surgery, including missing organized team activities this week. Pioneer Press May 22, 2017

The Loop’s Super Bowl LII Countdown: Worst running backs
With Minnesota’s next Super Bowl less than 37 weeks away, Kevin Cusick is counting down the best and brightest, and the worst and darkest, from the past 51 games. Today, he ranks the worst running backs to set foot in the Super Bowl. Pioneer Press May 22, 2017

Eighth eye surgery forces break for Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer
Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer will be taking “a few weeks” off after his latest eye surgery. Viking Update May 22, 2017

Minnesota Vikings have numerous contract questions pending
The Minnesota Vikings had some hard decisions to make in this year's free agency. As things currently stand, 2018 may be much more challenging for the organization. Viking Update May 22, 2017

Zulgad: In this instance, Mike Zimmer needs to put himself before his team
Mike Zimmer told the media on Saturday that he recently had undergone another surgery on his right eye as doctors attempted to restore as much sight as possible following the detached retina he suffered last fall. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 22, 2017

Battle at wide receiver tops Vikings OTA storylines
Position battles usually heat up most during preseason and training camp, but for the Minnesota Vikings’ (many) wide receivers, Organized Team Activities represent the official starting point of the race for reps. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 22, 2017

After latest eye surgery, Zimmer taking time off to recover
The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday  that head coach Mike Zimmer will be taking time away from the team during OTAs to recover from his latest eye surgery. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 22, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Mike Zimmer to miss Vikings OTAs following eighth eye surgery
News popped up over the weekend that Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer underwent his eighth eye surgery. Photos and videos of Zimmer over the weekend didn't look great and now we've learned that the coach is taking some time away from the team to get a little much need rest and relaxation. May 22, 2017

Zimmer taking time away from Vikings after another eye surgery
Coach Mike Zimmer, who last Wednesday had another surgery on his right eye, “will be taking time away from the team to dedicate to recovering from eye surgery and restoring his health,” General Manager Rick Spielman said. Star Tribune May 22, 2017

Hartman: Vikings' Newman learns to adapt in an ever-changing NFL
Terence Newman said he relishes the chance to keep playing and being productive. He is a two-time Pro Bowl player and is also second on the active list for career interceptions with 41. Star Tribune May 21, 2017

History shows repeating defensive excellence won't be easy for Vikings
While the Minnesota Vikings have added three starting offensive linemen, two talented running backs and a deep-threat wide receiver this offseason, their ticket to the playoffs (and beyond) is still on the defensive side. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 21, 2017

ESPN's Barnwell grades Vikings' offseason, suggests extension for Bradford
It seems there are a wide range of opinions on whether the Minnesota Vikings greatly improved this offseason or not. ESPN’s Bill Barnwell is neither hot or cold on the Vikings, giving them a C+ grade in his recent article grading the NFC North. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 20, 2017

Fiery Vikings coach Mike Zimmers shows softer side at first youth football camp
Mike Zimmer and his three children have a saying related to Vikki, the wife of the coach who died in 2009. “WWVD,’’ said Zimmer’s daughter, Corri, which refers to “What would Vikki do?’’ Pioneer Press May 20, 2017

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer ‘more congenial’ at his free camp
In Mike Zimmer’s three seasons with the Vikings, they’ve finished 27th, 29th and 28th in the NFL in total offense. Pioneer Press May 20, 2017

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has eighth surgery on right eye
Mike Zimmer thought last month he was done with eye surgeries, but that hasn’t been the case. The Vikings coach revealed Saturday he recently had his eighth surgery since scratching his right eye in an Oct. 31, 2016, game at Chicago. Pioneer Press May 20, 2017

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer ‘more congenial’ at his free camp
Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was mostly smiles hosting his first free football camp for 350 kids. Viking Update May 20, 2017

Minnesota Vikings comparison: TCO vs. Winter Park
The Minnesota Vikings' new facility will have dramatically more space for several aspects of the organization when the team moves to Eagan and the TCO Performance Center in 2018. Viking Update May 20, 2017

Minnesota Vikings have edge in backup battles at QB in worst-case scenarios
Nobody wants to talk about backup quarterbacks, but as far as insurance policies go, the NFC North is taking vastly different approaches. Viking Update May 20, 2017

Mike Zimmer says he had another eye surgery this week
Mike Zimmer had surgery No. 8 on his right eye this week. Star Tribune May 20, 2017

Reusse: Zimmer's leadership of Vikings deserving of public's scrutiny
Mike Zimmer came to Minnesota in 2014 perceived as a thick-skinned straight shooter. But he's shown to be the opposite. Star Tribune May 20, 2017

Bud Grant celebrates 90th birthday with humor, tips on his longevity
The legendary Vikings coach will celebrate his 90th birthday Saturday around family. "One great-grandchild lives in Seattle," Grant said. "Everyone else lives within a half-hour of my house. That's pretty good." Star Tribune May 19, 2017

Bud Grant: A walk through time in newsprint
See how Minneapolis newspaper pages covered Bud Grant from three-sport Gophers player to Hall of Fame football coach. Star Tribune May 19, 2017

Rhodes says being ranked in NFL Top 100 is 'only the beginning'
Vikings stars Harrison Smith and Everson Griffen, and former teammate Adrian Peterson were also honored in the first few weeks of the Top 100 countdown. Star Tribune May 19, 2017

Herschel Walker has fond memories of 'The Trade' (even if you don't)
On Oct. 12, 1989, the Vikings did something that they thought would push them over the edge and finally help the franchise win a Super Bowl. Maybe you remember how that went. Star Tribune May 19, 2017

Legendary Vikings coach Bud Grant to celebrate 90th birthday eating Chinese food
Bud Grant turns 90 on Saturday, and he isn’t about to slow down. When told Thursday that he’s looking quite spry for his age, the Vikings hall of fame coach didn’t disagree. Pioneer Press May 19, 2017

Former Vikings star Adrian Peterson selling Eden Prairie home
Bud Grant isn’t the only Vikings legend having a sale these days. Pioneer Press May 19, 2017

No longer a 'celebrity' WR Moritz Bohringer striving to make Vikings' roster
At one point last spring, no-nonsense Vikings coach Mike Zimmer had grown weary of the hoopla surrounding German draftee Moritz Bohringer. He said the wide receiver’s days as a “celebrity” needed to be over. They are, and Bohringer has no problem with that. Pioneer Press May 19, 2017

Former Minnesota Vikings coach Bud Grant’s garage sale a ‘family affair’
Bud Grant’s garage was a massive hit again this year, but it goes beyond his collection of Minnesota Vikings memorabilia and takes plenty of preparation. Viking Update May 19, 2017

Minnesota Vikings coordinator Pat Shurmur expects a big year from his offense
A year ago at this time, Pat Shurmur was tight ends coach and Sam Bradford was in Philadelphia. Now both are poised to bring the Vikings back to the playoffs as the two guys running the Minnesota offense. Viking Update May 19, 2017

Bud Grant's garage sale draws 'worldwide' attention — just don't haggle
Grant, the Hall of Fame coach who turns 90 on Saturday, runs his sales with a leader’s discipline. As routine visitors know, this isn’t your average garage sale. “If you don’t want to buy it, the guy behind you will.” Star Tribune May 18, 2017

Reusse: Wilfs lauded for paying for their own 'iconic' practice complex
You know what the Church Lady would say in response to the praise from Vikings chief operating officer Kevin Warren? "Well, isn't that special.'' Star Tribune May 18, 2017

Hartman: Vikings' new Eagan practice facility is first-class
Vikings officials call the new Eagan complex an "iconic venue" and hopes it heralds on-field success. Star Tribune May 18, 2017

Bud Grant's $150 bobblehead: NFL says no to gun, yes to dead duck
Mike Keller of Shakopee wanted to make sure he got his hands on a Bud Grant bobblehead. So Keller arrived at 6:30 a.m. Thursday for Grant’s garage sale in Bloomington. Pioneer Press May 18, 2017

Is it time to make Anthony Barr a pure pass rusher?
After Anthony Barr’s first two seasons, it was fair to consider him one of the most effective linebackers in the NFL. He appeared to be a franchise cornerstone. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 18, 2017

Vikings mulling moving training camp from Mankato to Eagan in 2018
The Vikings acknowledged Wednesday they could move training camp to Eagan as early as 2018. The team showed off its new under-construction headquarters to reporters on Wednesday. Star Tribune May 17, 2017

Vikings sign former Bears defensive tackle Will Sutton
Sutton, Chicago’s third-round pick in 2014, was released by the Bears last week after he started 18 games for them over his first three NFL seasons. Star Tribune May 17, 2017

See the Vikings new headquarters in Eagan
The Vikings took media on a tour of the team's new headquarters and practice facility in Eagan. Star Tribune May 17, 2017