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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


NFL Calendar 

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 2019 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 Transition Program to be held at individual clubs. Attendance is mandatory for all rookies.

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20 years ago, 3 men came together to define the 1998 Vikings
There are times that history tends to gloss over and embellish about an event or a specific slice of time. Twenty years ago, there weren’t OTAs for the Minnesota Vikings at an opulent new training palace. There were minicamps at Winter Park and there was a confluence of three personalities that came together to make the summer of ’98 better than partying like it was 1999. 24/7 Sports May 26, 2018

How kickoff and kickoff return rule changes will impact Vikings' approach
A significant change is that players on the kicking team now must line up within one yard of the kickoff, all but eliminating the running start. Star Tribune May 25, 2018

Looks like Vikings WR Stefon Diggs is going to be on 'Family Feud'
The Vikings wide receiver is among five NFLers pictured in an Instagram post from Tampa Bay defensive end Gerald McCoy. Star Tribune May 25, 2018

After starring in the Minnesota Miracle, Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs is focused on next step
It’s been five months and Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs still can’t go out in public without hearing about the play that will forever be known as the Minnesota Miracle. Pioneer Press May 25, 2018

Top moments from Vikings OTAs after first week of practices
The Minnesota Vikings' offseason program is in full swing as the team prepares for a potential Super Bowl run this upcoming season coming off of a near-storybook year that ended in a humbling defeat at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC title game. 24/7 Sports May 25, 2018

Vikings lack of offseason O-line moves shows confidence in Nick Easton
One of the biggest storylines heading into Minnesota Vikings training camp will be the right side of the offensive line. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 25, 2018

Vikings offensive line remains a concerning work in progress
Maybe there’s enough there to protect Kirk Cousins as well as the Vikings looked out for Case Keenum last season. The Vikings better hope so, since the disaster of 2016 is still very fresh. Star Tribune May 24, 2018

Kicker Kai Forbath ‘shocked’ when Vikings drafted his potential replacement, Daniel Carlson
Barely a month after signing a nonguaranteed one-year, $775,000 contract to return to Minnesota, kicker Kai Forbath watched helplessly as the Vikings used a fifth-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft on Auburn kicker Daniel Carlson. Pioneer Press May 24, 2018

If Stefon Diggs and Kirk Cousins click, Diggs will command an even more lucrative contract
Wide receivers around the NFL are getting paid big money. Will Stefon Diggs be next? Star Tribune May 23, 2018

Robison ‘gladly’ gives back $2M in search of Super Bowl
Brian Robison says loyalty is a crucial “moral” in his life and played a big role in his decision to accept a roughly $2 million pay cut to return to the Minnesota Vikings. 24/7 Sports May 23, 2018

Vikings OTAs: Highlights from open media portion on Wednesday
The Minnesota Vikings kicked off their Organized Team Activities (OTAs) earlier this week and Wednesday, which was the second of ten scheduled practiced, was the first day that was open for the members of the Twin Cities media. 24/7 Sports May 23, 2018

Anthony Barr not present for Vikings OTAs
Anthony Barr is entering a contract year with the Minnesota Vikings, but the veteran linebacker is not present for the start of Organized Team Activities (OTAs) that kicked off this week at the new TCO Performance Center in Eagan. 24/7 Sports May 23, 2018

Details of Brian Robison contract restructure emerge
Brian Robison raised some eyebrows last week when he posted an announcement that he was returning to the Minnesota Vikings this upcoming season despite nobody questioning whether or not the defensive end was retiring or not. 24/7 Sports May 23, 2018

Takeaways from Week 1 of Vikings OTAs
The Minnesota Vikings began organized team activities this week, which gives them the first opportunity this offseason to get on the field with coaches – albeit without pads. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 23, 2018

Here's the list of Vikings Inactives from the team's first OTA
The Vikings kicked off their first round of Organized Team Activities today in Eagan and there were a handful of players that were not participating or were limited in their workload. May 23, 2018

Meet the Vikings draft picks: Cornerback Mike Hughes
How first-round pick Hughes factors on defense for the Vikings could depend on his development as a slot defender with Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes established outside. Star Tribune May 22, 2018

Ex-Vikings QB Case Keenum excited about being ‘the guy’ in Denver
It hasn’t taken long for Case Keenum to win over his new teammates. During the second week of spring drills last month, the Denver Broncos quarterback rented a suite for a Colorado Avalanche playoff game against the Nashville Predators. He invited all of Denver’s offensive players, and about 20 showed up. Pioneer Press May 22, 2018

Five breakout candidates for Vikings for this season
The Minnesota Vikings have one of the most loaded rosters in the league, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Because of that, it does not seem like there is a whole lot of opportunity for surprises to emerge, but one only needs to go back as far as the last few seasons to see where new variables enter the mix and become breakout players for this team. 24/7 Sports May 22, 2018

Video of Kirk Cousins emerges from start of Vikings OTAs
Kirk Cousins has been busy getting to know the area and his new Minnesota Vikings teammates since he joined the team as its new franchise quarterback in March, but now the real work begins with OTAs kicking off at the TCO Performance Center in Eagan this week. 24/7 Sports May 22, 2018

Kirk Cousins named in second tier of NFL quarterbacks for 2018
Kirk Cousins signing with the Minnesota Vikings gave them the peace of mind they were looking for at the quarterback position after instability at the position for years, despite feeling like they are a title contender. While it took a record-breaking contract to get it done, the expectations are also now through the roof with fans eager to see how their new quarterback fits in with a team ready to win now. 24/7 Sports May 22, 2018

The 15 best offensive players in the NFC North
The NFC North is typically regarded as one of the NFL's most physical and defensive divisions in football, but fans are starting to see the offenses catch up and the ground and air attacks become much more difficult to account for when two of the teams take the field. 24/7 Sports May 22, 2018

Former Packer says Xavier Rhodes is best cornerback in NFL
Xavier Rhodes is widely regarded as one of the NFL's best cornerbacks and the Minnesota Vikings rewarded him with a contract that reflects that prior to the start of the 2017 season, but now someone that is a familiar rival is heaping upon him the highest of praise. 24/7 Sports May 22, 2018

Is Kirk Cousins still an underdog?
In an age where athletes spend an exorbitant amount of time and money spiffing their image to fit a carefully thought-out narrative, Kirk Cousins came across his persona organically. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 22, 2018

What to watch in Vikings OTAs: Kirk Cousins leads the list
The Vikings team that will begin the most substantive phase of its offseason program on Tuesday is among the NFL’s most stable groups. But there's still much work to be done on offense. Star Tribune May 21, 2018

Meet the Vikings draft picks: Tackle Brian O'Neill
O'Neill, an offensive tackle, comes from a family of college athletes and also has some basketball credentials from when he was in high school. Star Tribune May 21, 2018

Vikings guarantee $316,000 to undrafted free agents
Texas cornerback Holton Hill received more money than any other undrafted free agent since Mike Zimmer became head coach. Star Tribune May 21, 2018

Kirk Cousins named Vikings way too early team MVP by ESPN
Kirk Cousins joins the Minnesota Vikings as their new franchise quarterback an steps onto a loaded roster where he may not be expected to do it all himself, but he is still being predicted as the straw that stirs the drink for a team that has championship aspirations. 24/7 Sports May 21, 2018

Sheldon Richardson to give Vikings 'everything they want'
Sheldon Richardson was brought in to be the missing piece on the Minnesota Vikings defensive line after they elected to sign him as their splash acquisition on that side of the ball this offseason and the early returns have been extremely positive. 24/7 Sports May 21, 2018

Viking Tales: Max Winter – The First Viking
From Europe to a new life in America, we look at the life of Max Winter, one of the original owners of the Minnesota Vikings in this new biographical episode of Purple FTW. Find out about the cleverness, hard work, tenacity, and timing that enabled Winter to eventually bring an NFL franchise to Minnesota. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 21, 2018

Cedric Thompson is finally at peace
For dramatic purposes, Cedric Thompson wishes he wasn’t like a jellybean – hard on the outside, soft on the inside. Maybe it would have hit a little harder for people watching on their computers and phones if he could have fully shown how he was feeling inside the moment he told his agent that he was done with football. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 21, 2018

Dalvin Cook will be limited participant in OTAs
Everything appears on track for Dalvin Cook in his recovery from an ACL tear suffered in Week 4 last year. Head coach Mike Zimmer said Cook will take part in organized team activities this week. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 21, 2018

Predicting early roles for each Vikings draft pick
The Minnesota Vikings pretty much walked out of the 2018 NFL Draft by addressing most of the needs that people had listen for them going into it, but perhaps not in the fashion that fans or experts quite expected them to. 24/7 Sports May 20, 2018

Five things to watch in Vikings OTAs
The Minnesota Vikings begin organized team activities next week. There may be months remaining until training camp, but OTAs are the unofficial beginning of positional battles and rookies’ first opportunity to compete in practice with veterans. Here are five things to look for in OTAs… 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 20, 2018

Vikings ask cap guy Rob Brzezinski to pull a rabbit out of that hat
In two-plus decades of managing the NFL salary cap, Rob Brzezinski has negotiated more than $1 billion in contracts and a handful of landmark deals. Star Tribune May 19, 2018

Vikings projected to land four compensatory picks in 2019
The Minnesota Vikings had a busy offseason. Not only did they sign a franchise quarterback, but let three proven starters walk. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 19, 2018

Zimmer camp honors late wife, educates kids
Showcasing the Minnesota Vikings’ new facility and expanding to two days of a youth football camp, the Mike Zimmer Foundation is in the midst of educating 700 kids throughout the Twin Cities community about football, exercise, diet and education. 24/7 Sports May 19, 2018

'QB Confidence Index' illustrates what Vikings gained with Kirk Cousins
The Vikings were No. 9 out of 32 teams in this week’s rankings, which feels about right. Star Tribune May 18, 2018

Rundown of Vikings 2018 free agent moves
The Minnesota Vikings have been hard at work this offseason working to build their roster into the Super Bowl contender they expect it to be moving forward and have been as busy as anyone despite not necessarily throwing around huge money at multiple spots. 24/7 Sports May 18, 2018

Vikings offensive trio named fifth-best in NFL
The Minnesota Vikings already had one of the best offensive attacks in the league heading into the offseason, but the addition of quarterback Kirk Cousins has pundits and analysts everywhere throwing high praise and expectations the way of the team that general manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer have crafted. 24/7 Sports May 18, 2018

Vikings 90-man roster updated: Week of May 18
The Minnesota Vikings 90-man roster is still at 90 after the NFL Draft and undrafted free agent signings. However, a few of those UDFAs are now in search of new teams after a batch of tryout players signed on Monday. Now, they have until the final week of the preseason to trim things down to 53 players. 24/7 Sports May 18, 2018

Diggs focused on 2018, not big contract waiting for him
The accolades continue to pile up for Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs. Earlier this week, he made his first stop on the NFL’s Top 100 Players list. 24/7 Sports May 18, 2018

Stefon Diggs joins the NFL Network to talk Kirk Cousins
"He has some great energy and I like running routes for him." May 18, 2018

Diggs lands on PFF’s top 25 under 25 list
Earlier this week, Pro Football Focus named the Minnesota Vikings’ receiving group as the best in the NFL. On Friday, the football analytics site tabbed receiver Stefon Diggs as one of the league’s best players under 25 years old. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 18, 2018

Diggs: Contract situation will ‘figure itself out’
Appearing on NFL Network Thursday, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs was asked about a potential pay day coming his way. Diggs is set to be a free agent after this season. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities May 17, 2018

Vikings to host Jacksonville Jaguars for joint practices at training camp
As part of the first training camp at their brand-new facility in Eagan, the Vikings will play host to the Jacksonville Jaguars for a pair of joint practices Aug. 15-16. Pioneer Press May 17, 2018

10 biggest Vikings questions for 2018 season
The Minnesota Vikings head into the 2018 season as one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl and have the look of a contender on paper, but there are no shortage of question marks surrounding this group. 24/7 Sports May 17, 2018