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2019 Pre Season Schedule
Date Opponent Time
8/09 @ New Orleans 7 PM
8/18 Seattle 7 PM
8/24 Arizona 12 PM
8/29 @ Buffalo 6:30 PM
2019 Regular Season Schedule
9/08 Alanta 12 PM
9/15 @ Green Bay 12 PM
9/22 Oakland 12 PM
9/29 @ Chicago 3:25 PM
10/06 @ NY Giants 12 PM
10/13 Philadelphia 12 PM
10/20 @ Detroit 12 PM
10/24 Washington 7:20 PM
11/03 @ Kansas City 12 PM
11/10 @Dallas 7:20 PM
11/17 Denver 12 PM
11/24 Bye N/A
12/02 @ Seattle 7:15 PM
12/08 Detroit 12 PM
12/15 @ LA Chargers 7:20 PM
12/23 Green Bay 7:15 PM
12/29 Chicago 12 PM

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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 2019 rookies.

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Vikings receiver Chad Beebe stepping out of father Don Beebe’s shadow
No matter what Chad Beebe did for the Vikings last season, comparisons to his father, former NFL receiver Don Beebe, followed him every step of the way. Pioneer Press June 14, 2019

Father’s Day special for Vikings rookie Irv Smith Jr., his dad’s ‘best friend’
Vikings rookie tight end Irv Smith Jr. won’t be able to get together with his dad Sunday on Father’s Day, which might be a relief to one restaurant owner in Phoenix. Pioneer Press June 14, 2019

Kevin Stefanski reviews progress of Vikings offense
Kevin Stefanski has his hands full as the new full-time offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings in such a critical season for the future of the franchise and perhaps even its key decision makers. 24/7 Sports June 14, 2019

Marwan Maalouf on state of special teams heading into summer
Marwan Maalouf is still getting his feet wet as the new special teams coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings and has inherited a unit with perhaps one of the longest-running story threads in the league. 24/7 Sports June 14, 2019

Improving Play-Action Passes a ‘Work-in-Progress’ for Vikings
The on-field action for the Minnesota Vikings has wound down for a bit, with the team wrapping its offseason program today and heading out for a break until reporting for training camp late next month. Vikings.com June 13, 2019

3 Observations from Final Minicamp Practice: Cousins, Diggs End Spring With TD
Next stop … training camp. The Vikings wrapped up their offseason program Thursday morning by holding the third and final mandatory minicamp practice this week. Vikings.com June 13, 2019

Work has just begun for Vikings offense
The Vikings’ belief in their new direction on offense — in a staff they hope is cohesive and a scheme they think will be friendlier to Kirk Cousins — will ultimately be borne out in 16 games this fall, rendering what happened in their offseason program fairly insignificant. Star Tribune June 13, 2019

Chad Beebe, son of former Buffalo Bills receiver Don Beebe, is making his own mark during minicamp
The Vikings wrapped up their offseason program Thursday with the conclusion of a three-day minicamp, after which assistant head coach Gary Kubiak became the latest to heap praise onto second-year receiver Chad Beebe. Star Tribune June 13, 2019

The Vikings got the band back together in 2019. Was that a good idea?
Or maybe there's a more cold-blooded question to ask: Has sentimentality and familiarity played too much of a role in the Vikings’ roster construction? Star Tribune June 13, 2019

Battling to be Vikings’ backup QB, Sean Mannion ‘real proud’ of spring showing
Sean Mannion is confident about being the Vikings’ backup quarterback. Mannion spent the spring competing with Kyle Sloter for the No. 2 spot, behind starter Kirk Cousins. The battle will continue when training camp starts in late July. Pioneer Press June 13, 2019

Dalvin Cook says new Vikings offense ‘set up for us to be great’ … and run game starts with him
When linebacker Anthony Barr spoke this week about the Vikings being “well equipped” to win the Super Bowl, he didn’t initially bring up the defense. Pioneer Press June 13, 2019

Dalvin Cook — aka The Chef — partners with Vikings food truck to combat youth food insecurity
As a kid growing up in South Florida, Vikings running back Dalvin Cook wasn’t always sure where his next meal was going to come from. Pioneer Press June 13, 2019

Now with Vikings, veteran coach Gary Kubiak adjusting to life back on the sidelines
While the Vikings have spent most of the spring adjusting to a new offense, veteran coach Gary Kubiak has been on the sidelines doing some adjusting of his own. Pioneer Press June 13, 2019

Kubiak finding his niche with Vikings
For the third straight season, Gary Kubiak is with an NFL team but not the head coach, coordinator or position coach. This year, Kubiak’s first with the Minnesota Vikings, his title is offensive adviser/assistant head coach. 24/7 Sports June 13, 2019

Mike Zimmer closes out minicamp with final press conference
Mike Zimmer took to the podium to wrap up the offseason program for the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday as the team now moves into a break before training camp in July. Both sides of the ball got a considerable amount of work in throughout the last month or so and the head coach was happy about where they left things off heading into the break. 24/7 Sports June 13, 2019

Vikings unveil food truck to serve hungry youth
The Minnesota Vikings and its foundation unveiled a purple Vikings Table Food Truck on Thursday combat hunger among local youth. 24/7 Sports June 13, 2019

Vikings offense will be under the microscope when training camp arrives
Minnesota Vikings star defenders Everson Griffen and Anthony Barr ran to the end zone at TCO Performance Center to celebrate with Ben Gedeon on Thursday following a 60-yard pick-six by the third-year linebacker. SkorNorth.com June 13, 2019

NOTEBOOK: Maalouf Evaluating Vikings Returners of ‘All Shapes & Sizes’
Several Vikings are getting reps as returners. Throughout voluntary Organized Team Activity sessions and the first two days of Vikings minicamp, media members have seen a number of different jersey numbers in the backfield during the special teams portion of practice. Vikings.com June 12, 2019

3 Observations from Minicamp No. 2: Beebe, WRs Shine in Red Zone for Vikings
Minnesota held its second of three mandatory minicamp sessions on Wednesday, practicing for almost two hours outside on a sunny but breezy day at Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center. The Vikings wore helmets, shells and shorts. Vikings.com June 12, 2019

Vikings have ideal salary cap manager in Rob Brzezinski
Rob Brzezinski works many miracles, as he did with the Kyle Rudolph extension, to creatively pay players. Star Tribune June 12, 2019

Vikings LB Anthony Barr says ‘my only goal’ is to win Super Bowl
After making four straight Pro Bowls, Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr has just one goal for this season. “Win the Super Bowl,” he said. “That’s my only goal. That’s my only hope. I don’t care about personal stats or accolades. It’s all about winning. Pioneer Press June 12, 2019

Steve Jordan to be inducted into Vikings’ Ring of Honor this fall
Former Vikings star Steve Jordan walked into TCO Performance Center in Eagan on Wednesday morning simply expecting to give a speech to the team. He sat front and center as Chief Operating Officer Kevin Warren introduced him — and was visibly shocked when hearing the surprise announcement that he had been selected as the newest member of the team’s Ring of Honor. Pioneer Press June 12, 2019

Vikings’ Kirk Cousins wants to be so much more than ‘a .500 quarterback’
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said last week a goal of his for 2019 is getting quarterback Kirk Cousins to the “next level.” Pioneer Press June 12, 2019

Vikings rookie Kris Boyd snags two interceptions, earns joy ride in Rolls-Royce
Vikings rookie cornerback Kris Boyd pulled into the players lot at TCO Performance Center in Eagan on Wednesday morning and couldn’t help but ogle the Rolls-Royce parked nearby. Pioneer Press June 12, 2019

Steve Jordan to be inducted into Vikings’ Ring of Honor
Steve Jordan admitted the first two seasons he made the Vikings roster he was amazed to be kept around. By the end of his 13-year NFL career, he had established himself as one of the best tight ends in Vikings’ history and on Wednesday the franchise decided to honor him for his performance. SkorNorth.com June 12, 2019

Kirk Cousins: The ‘next level’ is winning
One of the biggest criticisms of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins throughout his four years as a full-time starting quarterback has been the fact that he hasn’t led a team to a postseason victory. SkorNorth.com June 12, 2019

3 Observations from Minicamp No. 1: Vikings Playmakers Step Up for Short-Handed Offense
The Vikings kicked off three days of mandatory minicamp practices on Tuesday, the last of three sessions before a month-plus break that precedes the start of training camp in late July. Vikings.com June 11, 2019

Rudolph: ‘There’s a Reason People Come Back to This Organization'
Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph is cashing in now (no pun intended) on advice he received eight years ago. Vikings.com June 11, 2019

Vikings minicamp observations: Backup quarterbacks weather attrition, inconsistency
There were highs and lows on Tuesday among the three quarterbacks vying to be the main backup to Kirk Cousins for the 2019 Vikings season. Star Tribune June 11, 2019

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph pleased to remain in purple
As he reflected Tuesday on the new contract that could take him into a second decade with the Vikings, tight end Kyle Rudolph shared a story from a player few of his teammates could count as a contemporary. Star Tribune June 11, 2019

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph gets contract extension
On the eve of their mandatory minicamp, the Vikings solved their most pressing financial question. Star Tribune June 11, 2019

Vikings’ Kyle Rudolph ‘relieved’ to finally have contract drama behind him
After enduring 6 1/2 weeks of contract drama, Kyle Rudolph finally can relax. The Vikings tight end agreed to a four-year, $36 million extension on Monday night, and signed the deal Tuesday. Pioneer Press June 11, 2019

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs back at practice, adjusting to yet another offense
Stefon Diggs was present for the start of the Vikings’ mandatory minicamp on Tuesday at TCO Performance Center in Eagan after parachuting in and out of the team facility last month during organized team activities. Pioneer Press June 11, 2019

Vikings’ Kyle Rudolph to ink four-year, $36 million extension, lower cap number
Kyle Rudolph isn’t going anywhere. The Vikings tight end agreed to a four-year, $36 million contract extension, a source said Monday night. The deal will be signed Tuesday. Pioneer Press June 11, 2019

Mike Zimmer on how Kyle Rudolph will work with Irv Smith, more
Kyle Rudolph is the man of the day in the Twin Cities after signing a contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings that will pay him $36 million over four seasons, which keeps him as a member of the organization through the 2023 season. 24/7 Sports June 11, 2019

Kyle Rudolph, Vikings GM explain how new contract came together
Kyle Rudolph and his four-year, $36 million contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings is signed, sealed and delivered and the team made it official on Tuesday with a press conference during the start of mandatory minicamp from TCO Performance Center in Eagan. 24/7 Sports June 11, 2019

Kyle Rudolph announces contract extension with Minnesota Vikings
Kyle Rudolph announced late Monday night that he will be sticking around with the Minnesota Vikings and has agreed to a contract extension with the team to keep him in the Twin Cities for the foreseeable future. 24/7 Sports June 11, 2019

Vikings D-line in need of progress from Johnson, Holmes
Of the four spots on the Minnesota Vikings defensive line, they have three Pro Bowlers and one big question mark. SkorNorth.com June 11, 2019

Sweet (cap) relief: Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph delighted to be yesterday’s news
Kyle Rudolph’s offseason of seeing his name in the headlines is in the past and the Vikings tight end could not be more thrilled. SkorNorth.com June 11, 2019

Another year, another offense: Change is nothing new for Stefon Diggs
Stefon Diggs will be entering his fifth season with the Vikings in 2019. The wide receiver has posted some impressive stats in that time and last summer was rewarded with a five-year, $72 million contract that includes $40 million in guarantees. SkorNorth.com June 11, 2019

Vikings make the right move agreeing to Rudolph extension
The Minnesota Vikings simply do not let their best players leave. SkorNorth.com June 10, 2019

Vikings Welcome Alan Page & Students for Unique Experience, Surprise Donation
It took a moment for Justice Alan Page to gather his thoughts. The Hall of Famer and former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice visited Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center Thursday. Upon arrival, he received a surprise. Vikings.com June 10, 2019

Lunchbreak: Vikings competition at WR3 called ‘best of the summer’
The Vikings are set to kick off their 2019 minicamp this week, with practices scheduled Tuesday-Thursday. Vikings.com June 10, 2019