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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

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NFL Calendar 

September 1 Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players on the Active/Inactive List.

September 1 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.

Training Camp Schedule   

Tuesday, Aug. 14

Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Time of practice(s): 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 2:45-5:10 p.m.
Type of practice(s): Walk-Through and Full Pads
Morning Autographs: Specialists

Wednesday, Aug. 15

Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Time of practice(s): 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 2:45-5:10 p.m.
Type of practice(s): Walk-Through and Full Pads vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Morning Autographs: None

Thursday, Aug. 16

Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. / Final Day of Open Practice
Time of practice(s): 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 2:45-5:10 p.m.
Type of practice(s): Walk-Through and Full Pads vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Morning Autographs: None 

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What we can learn from Pro Football Focus’s Vikings preseason stats
The Minnesota Vikings walked away from their first preseason game with an impressive victory over the Denver Broncos. One day later, the football analysis site Pro Football Focus released its grades for the game. Mike Zimmer took notice of rookie Jalyn Holmes’ impressive marks. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 13, 2018

The latest on every Vikings position battle
With one preseason game in the books and joint practices with the Jacksonville Jaguars on the way, here is where each training camp battle stands… 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 13, 2018

Vikings' ground game shows it could be a force again
Fill-in blockers helped Latavius Murray gash the Broncos for two giant gains in Saturday's preseason opener. Star Tribune August 13, 2018

Vikings day at camp: Offense has some sloppy moments on hot day
Under a blistering 90-degree sun, fans packed the TCO Performance Center stands and grassy knolls to watch the Vikings return to practice after Saturday’s preseason win in Denver. Star Tribune August 13, 2018

Vikings offense sees improvement despite looming injuries, illnesses
Vikings tackle Rashod Hill and running back Roc Thomas acknowledged they have work to do before facing the Jaguars. Star Tribune August 13, 2018

Mike Zimmer, John DeFilippo on same page: 'I thought it was all good'
Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo worked the Broncos game from the sidelines and it was a good call. Star Tribune August 13, 2018

Zimmer appreciates all that went into Cousins' 1-yard TD
Kirk Cousins’ first touchdown pass in live game action with the Vikings couldn’t have been any shorter. But here's why Mike Zimmer called it 'a heck of a throw.' Star Tribune August 13, 2018

Competition fierce but friendly for Vikings’ third running back spot
Undrafted running back Mike Boone sauntered off the field last week at TCO Performance Center with backfield mates Roc Thomas and Mack Brown by his side. Pioneer Press August 13, 2018

Vikings add depth to offensive line with signing of Kaleb Johnson
The Vikings added depth to their injury-riddled offensive line Monday by signing guard Kaleb Johnson. Johnson had been waived by Chicago on Saturday. To make room on the roster, the Vikings put on injured reserve guard Nick Easton, who is out of the season following neck surgery last week. Pioneer Press August 13, 2018

Vikings’ Mike Zimmer doesn’t want any fighting in scrimmages against Jaguars
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has one primary rule for this week’s scrimmages against the Jacksonville Jaguars: No fighting. Pioneer Press August 13, 2018

Zimmer pleased with performances of draft picks
Mike Zimmer’s assessment of his Minnesota Vikings rookies varied depending on the player, as it should, but he was generally pleased with what he saw in the preseason opener. 24/7 Sports August 13, 2018

Rashod Hill has injury scare, but returns on Monday
Rashod Hill has been taking the first team reps with the Minnesota Vikings offensive line at right tackle, but those plans were put on a very brief hold Monday. 24/7 Sports August 13, 2018

Nick Easton placed on IR, Kaleb Johnson signed
Nick Easton is officially on Injured Reserve with the Minnesota Vikings announcing the roster move for their starting left guard on Monday afternoon. Reports had surfaced last week that he underwent surgery for a herniated disk in his neck that is expected to cost him all of the 2018 season. 24/7 Sports August 13, 2018

Vikings 53-man roster prediction after first preseason game
The Minnesota Vikings are well into the preseason now as they work themselves into shape for the 2018 season, where they are expected one of the top teams in the mix to make a run at a Super Bowl this upcoming season. There is a ton of work that needs to be done before that takes place, namely trimming down the roster from 90 men all the way down to 53 left standing. 24/7 Sports August 13, 2018

Vikings RB Roc Thomas gets plenty of notice with impressive preseason debut
Vikings rookie Roc Thomas kept a straight face when describing what he was attempting to do in Saturday’s preseason opener. “I was trying to get my name out,’’ he said. “That was the whole goal.’’ Pioneer Press August 12, 2018

QB Kyle Sloter finally plays in a game for Vikings and looks good
The Vikings waited a long time for Kyle Sloter to play in a game, and he delivered. Pioneer Press August 12, 2018

After strong opener, Vikings RB Latavius Murray vows to ‘compete’ with Dalvin Cook to start
For those simply waiting for Dalvin Cook to take over as the Vikings’ starting running back, Latavius Murray might have something to say about that. Pioneer Press August 12, 2018

Zulgad’s Vikings observations: Sloter impresses, Carlson gets his kicks, Murray ready to go
Who the heck is Kyle Sloter? That was the reaction of many last September when the Vikings outbid several teams for the quarterback’s services by agreeing to pay him $20,000 a week to be on their practice squad. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 12, 2018

More questions than answers remain for Vikings’ O-line after first preseason game
The Minnesota Vikings’ offense opened up their preseason slate by posting an impressive 42 points against the Denver Broncos. While there were plenty of strong performances across the board — i.e. Roc Thomas’s 120 yards receiving and Kirk Cousins’ touchdown drive — we don’t know much more about the near future of the Vikings’ offensive line than we did before Saturday’s game. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 12, 2018

Roc Thomas may yield replacement to Jerick McKinnon
Roc Thomas blew up on Saturday night in the Minnesota Vikings' preseason opening win over the Denver Broncos with 11 touches for 131 total yards and two receiving touchdowns. 24/7 Sports August 12, 2018

Vikings vs. Broncos: What we learned
The Minnesota Vikings took down the Denver Broncos by a score of 42-28 on Saturday night in the opening game of the preseason. Unlike many of last year's preseason games, the Vikings were sharp and got off to a hot start. 24/7 Sports August 12, 2018

Cousins shines as Vikings beat Broncos 42-28
Kirk Cousins was perfect in his first game for Minnesota on Saturday night, completing all four of his passes, including a 1-yard touchdown strike to Stefon Diggs in the Vikings' 42-28 exhibition victory over the Denver Broncos. Case Keenum wasn't nearly as sharp in his Denver debut. KFAN.com August 12, 2018

Vikings rookie Roc Thomas building a Jerick McKinnon skill set
After Roc Thomas signed with the Vikings in April, it didn’t take long for the undrafted free agent to fixate on a player he thought he might be able to use as a template: Jerick McKinnon. Star Tribune August 12, 2018

Mike Hughes has solid debut for Vikings
In the team’s first preseason game against the Broncos on Saturday night, Hughes made enough plays to suggest he might be further along than we’d think. Star Tribune August 12, 2018

Kirk Cousins outperforms Vikings' predecessor Case Keenum in their brief showdown
New QB Cousins and his first-string crew stand out on their very first drive. Star Tribune August 12, 2018

Anthony Barr focuses on Vikings victories, not his contract
Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr is one of only three defensive players without a multiyear contract but said, "I'm trying to get better and keep growing with this team, and hopefully accomplish some big things." Star Tribune August 12, 2018

Vikings-Broncos: 10 players who stood out
The Minnesota Vikings opened their preseason against the Denver Broncos on Saturday night. Here are 10 players who made an impact… 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 11, 2018

Vikings’ Daniel Carlson: ‘A dream come true’ having strong debut in home state
Vikings rookie kicker Daniel Carlson really wanted to show off his big leg Saturday night at high altitude. He got the chance. Pioneer Press August 12, 2018

QB Kirk Cousins doesn’t deny being nervous before Vikings debut
Kirk Cousins has six NFL seasons under his belt, 81 touchdown passes over the past three years and has a signed $84 million contract in his files. That doesn’t matter. He still was nervous before making his Vikings debut. Pioneer Press August 12, 2018

Vikings QB Kirk Cousins sharp in debut at Denver even if it was just one series
Kirk Cousins wasn’t perfect, but he was close. The NFL considers a perfect passer rating to be 158.3. Cousins’ mark was 150.0 in his only series as the Vikings defeated Denver 42-28 in the preseason opener Saturday night at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. Pioneer Press August 11, 2018

Charley Walters: Rich Vikings bonuses may be holding up Anthony Barr’s deal
The Vikings recently gave Stefon Diggs and Danielle Hunter, both of whom are to receive $1.9 million salaries this season, $15 million bonuses to sign huge five-year contract extensions. Eric Kendricks, whose salary is $1.1 million this season, received a $10.5 million bonus for signing a five-year extension. Pioneer Press August 11, 2018

Cousins, Vikings first-team offense flawless in debut
Any time a team opens its preseason on the road, the hope is that the starters get off to a strong start and they exit the game as early as possible. 24/7 Sports August 11, 2018

Vikings rookie RB Thomas saw green, saw no reason to stop
Roc Thomas was known more for his ability to carry the rock at Jacksonville State than his receiving skills, but in his Minnesota Vikings preseason debut it was his moves as a receiver that made the deepest impression. 24/7 Sports August 11, 2018

Vikings vs. Broncos: Highlights from preseason Week 1
The Minnesota Vikings started off the 2018 preseason with a bang on Saturday night with a 42-28 victory over the Denver Broncos on the road. Often times, fans are quick to overreact to things they see in the preseason, but it is hard not to be excited about what Mike Zimmer's team showed on the field as they continue to work themselves into a Super Bowl contender for the upcoming season. 24/7 Sports August 11, 2018

Kyle Sloter scores with legs in return to Denver
Kyle Sloter was one of the shining stars of the 2017 preseason with the Denver Broncos, but they decided to cut the young quarterback. 24/7 Sports August 11, 2018

Chad Beebe, wearing Randy Moss' No. 84, scores in debut
Chad Beebe had some jabs thrown his way when the Minnesota Vikings awarded the undrafted wide receiver with Randy Moss' storied No. 84, but he did his best to prove he was worthy of it during his NFL debut against the Denver Broncos. 24/7 Sports August 11, 2018

Roc Thomas scores 78-yard TD, second of night
Roc Thomas was off to a debut for the ages on Saturday night in the Minnesota Vikings' preseason opener against the Denver Broncos. 24/7 Sports August 11, 2018

Roc Thomas scores touchdown in first NFL game
Roc Thomas was an undrafted rookie out of Jacksonville State, but finds himself right in the thick of a roster battle with the No. 3 running back job behind Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray wide open. 24/7 Sports August 11, 2018

Kirk Cousins finds Stefon Diggs for TD in debut
Kirk Cousins finally made his debut as the franchise quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings and wasted no time getting his offense going, leading the team on a 75-yard touchdown drive in his first series wearing a purple and white uniform. 24/7 Sports August 11, 2018

Vikings vs. Broncos: What to expect from Saturday's game
The Minnesota Vikings open the 2018 preseason on Saturday night against the Denver Broncos on the road, which is exciting for fans that have been itching to get their first look at this year's edition of the team. 24/7 Sports August 11, 2018

Vikings vs. Broncos: New faces set to debut for Minnesota
The Minnesota Vikings open up the preseason on Saturday night when they travel to Denver to take on the Broncos, which is a matchup that is headlined by the team going up against its former quarterback in Case Keenum, even if it does wind up being briefly. 24/7 Sports August 11, 2018

Vikings vs. Broncos preseason: top players to watch
The Minnesota Vikings kick off the 2018 preseason when they travel to Denver to take on former quarterback Case Keenum and the Broncos on Saturday night. 24/7 Sports August 11, 2018

Five questions Vikings hope to answer against Denver in first preseason game
Preseason opener will offer a glimpse, at best, of how Kirk Cousins will lead Vikings. Star Tribune August 11, 2018

After signing big contract, Vikings’ Danielle Hunter takes aim at being ‘the best’
Danielle Hunter doesn’t drink, so there was no champagne flowing after he signed a five-year, $72 million contract extension in June. “I like ginger ale,’’ Hunter said. “I had one, maybe two, maybe three.” Pioneer Press August 10, 2018

Vikings DT Sheldon Richardson ready to show new, and old, tricks
Vikings defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson is eager to show off some new techniques in Saturday’s preseason opener at Denver. Then again, you could say they’re old techniques. Pioneer Press August 10, 2018

Barr’s focus won’t be on Von Miller’s pass-rushing moves
Denver Broncos superstar linebacker Von Miller is expected to play a series or two in the preseason opener against Minnesota.... 24/7 Sports August 10, 2018

Vikings vs. Broncos preseason: 10 players to watch
The Minnesota Vikings kick off the 2018 preseason when they travel to Denver to take on former quarterback Case Keenum and the Broncos on Saturday night. This game gives some for the position battles and storylines that have been building throughout the offseason and into training camp a chance to play out on the field for the first time against someone wearing different colored jerseys. 24/7 Sports August 10, 2018

Murray assisting needy Haitian boy, looking for help
Latavius Murray’s busy offseason produced a USO trips overseas, continuing to work toward his Master’s Degree, his engagement and a son that is due in a few weeks. But while Murray helped himself and others during the offseason, one trip has him putting out a call for help from others. 24/7 Sports August 10, 2018

Vikings vs. Broncos preseason: Why Kirk Cousins should not play
Kirk Cousins has a lot of work to get in before the regular season starts with the Minnesota Vikings in order to be the franchise quarterback that they paid handsomely for this offseason, but one of the team's biggest concerns has ballooned into a big-time question mark that should probably make the team think twice about letting him suit up in the preseason debut against the Denver Broncos. 24/7 Sports August 10, 2018

Vikings-Broncos preseason preview: 10 things to watch
The Minnesota Vikings open their preseason on Saturday against the Denver Broncos. Here are 10 things Vikings fans should be watching for…. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities August 10, 2018

Kirk Cousins, Case Keenum comparisons are inevitable, but who wins most is all that matters
Perhaps the most encouraging play of Vikings training camp to date is the throw from Kirk Cousins that ignited the two-day kerfuffle between Xavier Rhodes and Stefon Diggs. Star Tribune August 10, 2018

Xavier Rhodes, Stefon Diggs put feud behind them to get back on Vikings' practice field
A day after they were barred from practice Wednesday afternoon for their spat that began Tuesday and continued into the following morning’s walk-through, wide receiver Stefon Diggs and cornerback Xavier Rhodes returned to the practice field Thursday afternoon, saying the feud was behind them and chalking it up to a byproduct of good-natured competition. Star Tribune August 10, 2018

Brandon Zylstra trying to make his own path to NFL
New London-Spicer product Brandon Zylstra is getting a shot with the Vikings after two years in Canada. Star Tribune August 10, 2018