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Minnesota 4-0-0
Chicago 2-1-0
Green Bay 1-2-0
Detroit 1-2-0


2015 Pre Season Schedule
Date Opponent Time
8/09 Pittsburgh 7 PM
8/15  Tampa Bay 7 PM
8/22 Oakland 7 PM
8/29 @ Dallas 6 PM
9/03 @ Tennessee 7 PM
2015 Regular Season Schedule
9/14 @ San Francisco 9:20 PM
9/20 Detroit 12 PM
9/27 San Diego 12 PM
10/4 @ Denver 3:25 PM
10/11 Bye N/A
10/18 Kansas City 12 PM
10/25 @ Detroit 12 PM
11/1 @ Chicago 12 PM
11/8 St. Louis 12 PM
11/15 @ Oakland 3:05 PM
11/22 Green Bay 12 PM
11/29 @ Atlanta 12 PM
12/6 Seattle 12 PM
12/10 @ Arizona 7:25 PM
12/20 Chicago 12 PM
12/27 NY Giants 12 PM
1/3 @ Green Bay 12 PM


Important NFL Dates

 Sept. 1: Prior to 4 p.m. ET, clubs must reduce their rosters to a maximum of 75 players on the active list.

Sept. 3: Final preseason games.

Sept. 5: Prior to 4 p.m. ET, clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players on the Active/Inactive List.

Sept. 5: Simultaneously with the cut-down to 53, clubs that have players in the categories of Active/Physically Unable to Perform or Active/Non-Football Injury or Illness must select one of the following options: place player on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform or Reserve/Non-Football Injury or Illness, whichever is applicable; request waivers; terminate contract; trade contract; or continue to count the player on the Active List.

Sept. 6: Claiming period for players placed on waivers at the final roster reduction will expire at 12 p.m. ET. Upon receipt of the personnel notice at approximately 1 p.m. ET, clubs may establish a practice squad of 10 players. No club, including the player's prior club, will be permitted to sign a player to a practice player contract until all clubs have received simultaneous notification via the above personnel notice that such player's prior NFL player contract has been terminated via the waiver system. After 4 p.m. ET, a club is permitted to place a player on Reserve/Injured as “Designated for Return.”

Sept. 10: At 12 a.m. ET, the Top 51 Rule expires for all NFL clubs.

Sept. 10, 13-14: Regular season opens.

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Current News

Xavier Rhodes relates to Trae Waynes' NFL adjustment
He went through his own struggles after leaving Florida State in 2013, but Rhodes flashed his All-Pro potential last season in his first season under head coach Mike Zimmer. Star Tribune August 31, 2015

VikesCentric: The Patterson puzzle
Cordarrelle Patterson showed us again on Saturday night just how dangerous he can be, which is why he's so frustrating. Star Tribune August 31, 2015

Robinson out for at least six weeks; Bykowski on injured reserve
Being placed on the injured Physically Unable to Perform list means that cornerback Josh Robinson will be out until at least Week 7. Center John Sullivan also missed practice again with back spasms. Star Tribune August 31, 2015

Running back Williams focused on improving, not on team cuts
Dominique Williams has learned through that experience how to prepare for the process of training camp and the preseason, particularly with this franchise. Star Tribune August 31, 2015

Zimmer on Trae Waynes: Not so fast with starter talk
Coach Mike Zimmer said it is not realistic that Waynes will start ahead of veteran Terence Newman when the Vikings open the season against San Francisco. Star Tribune August 31, 2015

For Vikings QB Taylor Heinicke, perfection guarantees nothing
Vikings rookie quarterback Taylor Heinicke was perfect in Saturday's preseason game at Dallas. He wishes he hadn't been. Pioneer Press August 31, 2015

Vikings shelve Josh Robinson, Carter Bykowski; more cuts loom
Dominique Williams is the Vikings' leading rusher in the preseason, but that isn't making him feel any more comfortable with cuts looming. Pioneer Press August 31, 2015

Vikings: Mike Zimmer not ready to commit to Trae Waynes in starting lineup
Don't pencil rookie Trae Waynes into the Vikings' starting lineup just yet. Pioneer Press August 31, 2015

Vikings videos: Player interviews
Minnesota Vikings running back Dominique Williams, wide receiver Isaac Fruechte and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd meet with the media to discuss the preseason and developing this offseason. Viking Update August 31, 2015

Zimmer: Waynes had ‘best game’ of preseason
Trae Waynes is getting plenty of opportunities and is improving as he goes, but Xavier Rhodes has some things to work on, Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. Viking Update August 31, 2015

Patterson ‘just another guy?’
Cordarrelle Patterson continues to be used as a backup on offense. Viking Update August 31, 2015

Vikings place CB Robinson on PUP, 1 move left
The Minnesota Vikings have one more roster move to make by 3 p.m. Central Tuesday after making two moves Monday. Viking Update August 31, 2015

Vikings video: Zimmer, preseason development
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer discusses the development of multiple players during the preseason and more. Viking Update August 31, 2015

Notebook: For Xavier Rhodes, the grad course in NFL corner is ongoing
Mike Zimmer doesn't just want his players to play football, he wants them to fully understand a very nuanced game. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 31, 2015

Vikings waive/injured OT Carter Bykowski, move Robinson to reserve PUP
The Vikings only have one more roster move to make before Tuesday's deadline as they waive/injured offensive tackle Carter Bykowski and moved cornerback Josh Robinson to the reserve Physically Unable to Perform list. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 31, 2015

Zimmer: Cowboys game 'by far' Trae Waynes' best outing in preseason
Mike Zimmer liked what he saw from rookie cornerback Trae Waynes on Saturday, but let's not put him in the starting lineup just yet. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 31, 2015

MANSOUR: (Penultimate) 53-Man Roster Prediction
The final dress rehearsal for the starters has come and gone, with that we bring an updated 53-man roster prediction. With that, the CROSSED OUT players have already been cut or dealt with in another way. August 31, 2015

Vikings Continue Trimming Roster towards 75
In making 11 cuts on Sunday afternoon, the Vikings were left with a handful of moves to make to trim the roster down to 75. Today they started making saod moves waiving injured tackle Carter Bykowski and placing Josh Robinson on the PUP list. August 31, 2015

NOTEBOOK: Deeper Roster Makes Cuts Tougher For Zimmer in 2015
With right around 24 hours before the roster needs to officially be trimmed to 75 men, Mike Zimmer commented on how much more difficult cutting the roster this year is compared to that of one year ago. August 31, 2015

Banyard, Bostick among the Vikings' first cuts
The Vikings now have 78 players on their active roster and must get down to 75 by Tuesday’s NFL deadline at 3 p.m. Star Tribune August 30, 2015

Eric Kendricks cuts it loose, and four other takeaways from Saturday's win
For a rookie linebacker in his fourth preseason game, he looks very comfortable both against the run and in coverage. Star Tribune August 30, 2015

Vikings cut Bostick, Banyard, nine others
The Vikings announced this evening that they have released 11 players, including tight end Brandon Bostick and running back Joe Banyard. Star Tribune August 30, 2015

Vikings' stadium will trump Cowboys', Lester Bagley says
A Vikings executive says the Dallas Cowboys have the best stadium in the NFL. That is, until U.S. Bank Stadium opens next season. Pioneer Press August 30, 2015

Vikings' Gerald Hodges honors dad with 'Jr.' on jersey
Joe Banyard was the NFL's leading rusher in exhibition games last season. A year later, he didn't even make it to the end of the preseason. Pioneer Press August 30, 2015

Vikings' Gerald Hodges honors dad with 'Jr.' on jersey
Before getting the start Saturday at middle linebacker for the Vikings, Gerald Hodges had a surprise for his father. Pioneer Press August 30, 2015

Vikings' Chigbo Anunoby, Stephen Goodin eye med school
Two linemen were making small talk last week in the Vikings locker room. They weren't discussing anything about football or their plans for the weekend. Pioneer Press August 30, 2015

Vikings release 11, three more moves needed
The Minnesota Vikings released 11 players on Sunday on their way to Tuesday’s deadline to 75 players. Viking Update August 30, 2015

Vikings: Draft picks in danger
With an improving roster and 10 draft picks for the Minnesota Vikings, four could be seeking work in the next week. Viking Update August 30, 2015

Banyard, Bostick and Van Dyke among Vikings early cuts
Running back Joe Banyard and tight end Brandon Bostick were among 11 players released on Sunday. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 30, 2015

Zulgad: Bridgewater's numbers are impressive but one play means more
Teddy Bridgewater's preseason statistics are impressive but in the big picture what do they really mean? 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 30, 2015

Final cut: Projected 53-man roster
In two weeks, the Vikings will kick off the regular season against San Francisco. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 30, 2015

Bridgewater stands out in victory over Cowboys
Teddy Bridgewater hit on all seven of his passes in his likely last action before the season opens Sept. 14. Star Tribune August 30, 2015

Vensel: Five key Vikings players from Saturday night
Vikings beat writer Matt Vensel breaks down the play of five Vikings from Saturday night: Star Tribune August 30, 2015

Walsh booms a 50-yard punt, but misses another field-goal try
Vikings kicker Blair Walsh hasn’t punted on a regular basis since high school, but the Vikings ask him to practice that skill every once in a while in the event of an injury. Star Tribune August 29, 2015

Hodges 'felt natural' in his first career start at middle linebacker
The Vikings coach liked what he saw from Gerald Hodges in his first career start at middle linebacker. Star Tribune August 29, 2015

Vikings go off the script for first Bridgewater-to-Wallace bomb
Fans who were clamoring for a big play from Mike Wallace finally got what they were hoping for. Star Tribune August 29, 2015

Vikings report: Cordarrelle Patterson returns to form
It might be still be preseason, but anything that gets Cordarrelle Patterson going the Vikings really like. Pioneer Press August 29, 2015

Bridgewater outduels Romo, Vikings win 28-14
Teddy Bridgewater was as sharp as could be in the Minnesota Vikings’ 28-14 win. Viking Update August 29, 2015

Bridgewater stands out in victory over Cowboys
The quarterback completed all seven of his passes, adding to already strong preseason numbers. Star Tribune August 29, 2015

Gallery: Vikings 28, Dallas Cowboys 14
Vikings remain undefeated in the preseason as the deadline for the first player cuts gets closer. Cordarrelle Patterson's 107 yard kick-off return was a big highlight from the night. Star Tribune August 29, 2015

Vikings notes: Bridgewater, Wallace finally connect
Mike Wallace finished the game with 50 receiving yards on three catches. Teddy Bridgewater finished 7-for-7 for 76 yards. Star Tribune August 29, 2015

Vikings beat Dallas, stay perfect in preseason
For three preseason games, speedster Mike Wallace had been stuck in the starting blocks. The Vikings finally got their wide receiver going Saturday night. Pioneer Press August 29, 2015

Bridgewater, Romo solid as Vikings edge Cowboys in preseason
Tony Romo threw two touchdown passes even as Dez Bryant again sat out for the Dallas Cowboys, who lost 28-14 to the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday night. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 28, 2015

Five takeaways from Vikings vs. Cowboys
Mike Zimmer said he wasn't going to treat playing time any differently in the penultimate preseason game at AT&T Stadium against the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday night, and he didn't. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 28, 2015

Bridgewater’s strong preseason gets better
Teddy Bridgewater played only two series, but he may have ended his preseason on a high note. Viking Update August 29, 2015

Bridgewater really is a choir boy, and more
Teddy Bridgewater joined a choir, but he’s more a leader than ever on the field for the Minnesota Vikings, who sing his praises. Viking Update August 29, 2015

Vikings get Texas-sized final tune-up
The Vikings starters are expected to play into the second quarter tonight in Arlington, Texas. Whether they stick around after halftime will depend on whether they satisfied coach Mike Zimmer with their performance. Star Tribune August 29, 2015

One last time for Vikings starters to shine - then it gets real
The Vikings' starters aren’t expected to play again after Saturday before Week 1. Star Tribune August 29, 2015

Vikings at Cowboys: Five things to watch Saturday
Here are five things to watch before the rosters trim from 90 to 75 by Tuesday afternoon: 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 28, 2015

Vikings' Josh Thomas an expert packer, wants to stay put
When Carolina players walked into the locker room after an Oct. 21, 2012, loss, they had to settle down a teammate. Josh Thomas was on a tirade. Pioneer Press August 28, 2015

Vikings: Starting spots on the line
The starters are likely to see their most extensive time of the preseason Saturday night, but there are really only two starting spots up for grabs for the Minnesota Vikings. Viking Update August 28, 2015

Touchdowns are nice, but Vikings' TEs focused on improving dirty work
When Mike Wallace, Charles Johnson and other receivers stay after practice to fine tune one-handed grabs off mechanically-hurled footballs, Rhett Ellison has his hand in the dirt. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 28, 2015

Rudolph says Vikings tight ends close-knit despite battle for jobs
The Vikings will be forced to make tough decisions at the tight end position before the start of the season. Star Tribune August 28, 2015

Vikings Making the Cut: Safety Anthony Harris
Undrated rookie free agent Anthony Harris has always felt like an underdog. The safety hopes to prove his worth to the Vikings over the next two games. Star Tribune August 28, 2015

Access Vikings Morning Walkthrough: Football and foot long hot dogs
Before you walk through the State Fair, scan through today’s Access Vikings Walkthrough. Star Tribune August 28, 2015

'Aiming' for Vikings rookie Waynes to start
After Thursday’s practice at Winter Park, Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards said the teams is still “aiming” to have rookie corner Trae Waynes start by opening day. Star Tribune August 28, 2015