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Oct. 2 – NFL International Series, Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, London, England.

Oct. 18-19 – Fall League Meeting, Houston, Texas.

Oct. 23 – NFL International Series, New York Giants vs. Los Angeles Rams, London, England.

Oct. 30 – NFL International Series, Washington Redskins vs. Cincinnati Bengals, London, England.

Nov. 1 – All trading ends for 2016 at 4 p.m. Eastern.

Nov. 2 – Players with at least four previous pension-credited seasons are subject to the waiver system for the remainder of the regular season and postseason.

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Vikings guard Sirles takes Boone's loud advice to heart
Jeremiah Sirles was solid Sunday when an injury pushed him into the lineup against the Carolina Panthers. He admits he was not perfect, though, and when he did make a mistake, he could feel the glare of the man he replaced, left guard Alex Boone. Star Tribune September 28, 2016

Mark Craig's On the NFL: Give Vikings credit where credit is due
Team's play, not foes' miscues, have told the tale. Star Tribune September 27, 2016

Watch Adrian Peterson wake up from knee surgery -- and sing!
The Vikings star running back said 'If anyone wants to sign me to a deal just know I'm open to that." Star Tribune September 27, 2016

Access Vikings: Emergence of Kyle Rudolph
Tight end Kyle Rudolph has proven to be the go-to guy for Vikings quarterbacks. Star Tribune September 27, 2016

Vikings take on all roles in order to win
Vikings players are taking on different roles in order to help the team win. Star Tribune September 27, 2016

Zimmer says Vikings' impressive defensive stats are a product of team play
The Vikings defense rank first in sacks (15), first in takeaways (nine), third in scoring defense (13.3 points per game), and sixth in total yards allowed (295.0). They are in the top 10 against both the run and pass, too. Star Tribune September 27, 2016

Bradford trade has been an early win-win for Vikings and Eagles
While you can still hold the barstool argument over whether the Vikings traded away too much for Sam Bradford, the deal has undeniably left both the Vikings and Eagles on solid ground at quarterback. Star Tribune September 27, 2016

Boone should be able to play despite hip injury
Left guard Alex Boone, who left Sunday's victory in Carolina because of a hip injury, underwent an MRI and "should be OK," according to coach Mike Zimmer. Star Tribune September 27, 2016

They planned to rob pizza guy, but didn't count on an ex-Viking delivering it
The plan was simple : Order a pizza, rob whoever showed up to deliver the pie. But the caper did not go as the four men expected. Star Tribune September 27, 2016

Vikings promote Willie Beavers to active roster, bring back Isaac Fruechte
The Vikings still had an open roster spot after placing running back Adrian Peterson on injured reserve Friday following his knee surgery. Star Tribune September 27, 2016

Vikings: Offense eager to catch up with dominante defense
How good is the Vikings’ defense? Well, ask their offense. Minnesota’s offensive players have to play against the defense regularly in practice. Come game day, they finally can turn into fans. Pioneer Press September 27, 2016

Vikings: Charles Johnson wants more passes thrown to him
It hasn’t taken long for Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford to get comfortable throwing to Kyle Rudolph, Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. It’s been a different story for Charles Johnson. Pioneer Press September 27, 2016

Vikings: Rookie Treadwell using inactivity as motivation
Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs had to bide his time last year as a rookie. Now, it’s Laquon Treadwell’s turn. Pioneer Press September 27, 2016

Vikings' Kyle Rudolph amazed by Sam Bradford's accumen
Before his first season in Norv Turner’s offense, tight end Kyle Rudolph said he needed the entire spring to learn the complex playbook of the Vikings’ offensive coordinator hired in 2014. Pioneer Press September 27, 2016

Vikings promote Beavers, add Fruechte to practice squad
The Vikings signed guard Willie Beavers on Tuesday to the active roster off the practice squad. Pioneer Press September 27, 2016

Vikings’ 3-0 start got you feeling good? FiveThirtyEight isn’t so impressed
Someone just had to ruin it. The Vikings are 3-0 after Monday’s impressive victory over defending NFC champion Carolina. But statistics website FiveThirtyEight wants to pre-rain on your visions of Super Bowl parades. Pioneer Press September 27, 2016

Minnesota Vikings OT T.J. Clemmings ‘did pretty well’ on the left side
Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle T.J. Clemmings played well on the left side, despite struggles last season on the right side. Viking Update September 27, 2016

VIDEO: Minnesota Vikings LB Chad Greenway pumps the brakes on hype
Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway wants to pump the brakes on the hype surrounding the team's defense; after all, it's only been three weeks. Viking Update September 27, 2016

Minnesota Vikings sign OL Willie Beavers to active roster
The Minnesota Vikings had an open roster spot after placing Adrian Peterson on the injured reserve and chose to fill it by signing rookie offensive lineman Willie Beavers off the practice squad. Viking Update September 27, 2016

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer discusses his relationship with Bill Parcells
At his Monday press conference, Mike Zimmer addressed his relationship with Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells and the maturation process of rookie wide receiver Laquon Treadwell. Viking Update September 27, 2016

Arif's deep stats dive: Vikings' excellent defense propping up worrisome offense right now
After every game, we’ve taken a look at the advanced statistics that helped drive the win, what can be counted on going forward and what are areas of concern to be fixed before the next matchup. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 27, 2016

Vikings activate Beavers, add two to the practice squad
The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday that they have activated guard Willie Beavers from the practice squad and added receiver Isaac Fruechte and Sean Hickey to the practice squad. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 27, 2016

5 impact plays that led the Vikings over the Panthers
The Minnesota Vikings put on an impressive performance on defense to shut down the Carolina Panthers in a 22-10 win on Sunday. How much did key defensive plays affect the Vikings’ chance to win? What other plays had the biggest impact on the win? 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 27, 2016

The Theme in the Vikings Locker Room: 'Do Your Job.'
The Minnesota Vikings are 3-0 and coming home to play in primetime on Monday night against the New York Giants. Two of Minnesota's wins have come against the two teams most picked to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl this year and that is due in large part to the Vikings defense. KFAN.com September 27, 2016

Sack-happy Vikings defensive line looks to join ranks of 'Purple People Eaters'
The Vikings sacked Cam Newton, the quarterback who is built like a defensive end and runs as fast as many wide receivers, eight times, and Linval Joseph’s second-quarter takedown knocked the reigning league MVP out of the game temporarily. Star Tribune September 26, 2016

Access Vikings: Stopping the run key to Vikings' success
Boone played only 19 snaps before leaving the Panthers game in the second quarter. Star Tribune September 26, 2016

Access Vikings: Stopping the run key to Vikings' success
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said the defense's ability to stop the run as been a catalyst for containing strong offensive opponents. Star Tribune September 26, 2016

Vikings: Cordarrelle Patterson finds home on punt coverage
Cordarrelle Patterson joked this season he would be willing to play fullback or free safety if it would get him on the field. Pioneer Press September 26, 2016

Vikings' Linval Joseph piling up sacks against NFL MVPs
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer challenged Linval Joseph to be a better pass rusher this season. Joseph has been taking it out on NFL MVPs and Heisman Trophy winners. Pioneer Press September 26, 2016

Vikings' Alex Boone OK play New York Giants Oct. 3 game
Vikings guard Alex Boone, knocked out of Sunday’s game at Carolina in the second quarter by a hip injury, could return in time to play against the New York Giants next Monday. Pioneer Press September 26, 2016

VIDEO: Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer praises smart defenders
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer praises smart defenders in Sunday's win over the Carolina Panthers, gives injury updates and talks about conversations he had with Bill Parcells. Viking Update September 26, 2016

Minnesota Vikings LG Alex Boone expected to be ‘OK’
The Minnesota Vikings aren’t expecting to make another injury substitution on the offensive line after Alex Boone’s injury. Viking Update September 26, 2016

Counting snaps: Minnesota Vikings vs. Carolina Panthers
On a warm day, the Minnesota Vikings found plenty of rotation for their defensive players. Viking Update September 26, 2016

VIDEO: Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has good time with ‘Prime Time’
Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer talks to one of his former players, Deion Sanders, and discusses the Vikings’ “team game … unlike you.” Viking Update September 26, 2016

Zulgad: No offense but Zimmer's attempt to downplay his importance is hogwash
After back-to-back victories over Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers and Carolina’s Cam Newton, the NFL’s MVPs in 2014 and 2015, respectively, Zimmer’s attempt to downplay his own importance in stopping the two was about the only thing the Vikings coach has failed at of late. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 26, 2016

Isaac Fruechte's tweet suggests the WR is back with the Vikings
Former Gophers wide receiver Isaac Fruechte sent a tweet Monday suggesting that he’s landed back with the Vikings. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 26, 2016

Injury update: Boone expected to be 'OK'
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer gave an injury update on two players who were banged up during Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers. Zimmer said that guard Alex Boone is expected to be “OK” after undergoing an MRI. The Vikings’ coach did not say whether he expected Boone to practice or play. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 26, 2016

Zimmer: Treadwell needs 'continue to do better in practice'
The Minnesota Vikings season thus far has included many things that nobody expected – Sam Bradford playing quarterback in Minnesota, for starters – but high on the list of surprises is the fact that first-round pick Laquon Treadwell has only been on the field for two plays in three games. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 26, 2016

Snap counts: Rhodes leads all corners
The NFL has released its total snap counts for Sunday’s game between the Minnesota Vikings and Carolina Panthers. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 26, 2016

Though it Wasn't Much Better, the Vikings O-Line Showed Improvement Sunday
The Minnesota Vikings are 3-0 and through those three games they have looked like the best team in the NFC, hands down. They do have one Achilles heel though: They cannot run the football. KFAN.com September 26, 2016

THE MORNING AFTER: 5 Glaring Observations From Sunday's 22-10 Win Over The Panthers
Wow. That right there, that was a statement game if ever I have seen one. Wake up NFL, wake up America, this team came to play and for that matter they’re going to come to play every week now. KFAN.com September 26, 2016

What's That Smell?
I have this really cool dog. He’s a 70 pound English Bulldog/Shar-Pei. Kind of a wrinkly bulldog. We named him Daunte after Daunte Culpepper. He even has his own jersey. Kansasviking.com September 26, 2016

Defense, special teams rally Vikings over Carolina 22-10
Down 10-0 in the first quarter, the Vikings woke up in the second half thanks to a Marcus Sherels punt return for a score and finished with eight sacks on Cam Newton. Star Tribune September 25, 2016

Souhan: Zimmer's coaching has attention - and respect - of Vikings
Mike Zimmer's straight talk and expertise have won over the Vikings locker room since he took over as head coach. Star Tribune September 25, 2016

Sunday's Vikings game in GIFs: They are the team to beat in the NFC
For the third time this season, the Vikings spotted an opponent at least a one-touchdown lead. Star Tribune September 25, 2016

Craig: Vikings special teams on top of their game
From punts to returns, the Vikings displayed it all on Sunday. Star Tribune September 25, 2016

Mark Craig's Five Extra Points
NFL writer Mark Craig with a look at what stands out from Sunday's Vikings win over the Panthers. Star Tribune September 25, 2016

Vikings lose another lineman in Boone
Three days after left tackle Matt Kalil had hip surgery that likely ended his season — and maybe his Vikings career — left guard Alex Boone was injured in the second quarter of Sunday's victory. Star Tribune September 25, 2016

Video highlights: Vikings top Panthers 22-10
A look back at Sunday's victory. Star Tribune September 25, 2016

Vikings: Running game hardly great, but at least a little better
The Vikings averaged a meager 2.4 yards per carry Sunday, not good, yet better than in Minnesota’s first two games. Pioneer Press September 25, 2016

Vikings: QB Sam Bradford making strides but says he hasn't learned entire offense
After two games, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is convinced quarterback Sam Bradford has fully learned the offense. Pioneer Press September 25, 2016

Vikings: Captain Munnerlyn trash talking in Carolina
When victory was secure on Sunday, Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn let the Carolina players know it. Pioneer Press September 25, 2016

Vikings' Alex Boone injury: Will have MRI on hip
Left guard Alex Boone is scheduled to have a magnetic resonance imaging exam on his hip after he left Sunday’s victory over Carolina in the second quarter. Pioneer Press September 25, 2016

Vikings: Everson Griffen records 3 sacks vs. Panthers
Whatever the Vikings might have given defensive end Everson Griffen, cornerback Captain Munnerlyn wants some. Pioneer Press September 25, 2016

Vikings: Kyle Rudolph comes up big against Panthers
The Vikings had a well-scripted game plan as they prepared to meet the Carolina Panthers. Tight end Kyle Rudolph had one regarding being on hand for the impending birth of his twins. Pioneer Press September 25, 2016

Brian Murphy: Vikings defense crushes Carolina Panthers
The Vikings’ offense never meant to cause any sorrow suffering so much pain, it only wanted to see the defense laughing in the Purple Reign. Pioneer Press September 25, 2016

Vikings defense, special teams beat Carolina Panthers
So much for all of the Vikings’ injuries on offense. They still have their defense and special teams intact. Pioneer Press September 25, 2016

Sunday's Win Over the Panthers Showed Us The Viking's Identity
With the Minnesota Vikings heading into Charlotte to take on the Carolina Panthers Sunday afternoon, the game was believed to be a measuring stick of sorts for the Vikings. KFAN.com September 25, 2016

Vikings stop Newton, snap Panthers' home win streak 22-10
Sam Bradford threw a touchdown pass to Kyle Rudolph, Marcus Sherels returned a punt for a score and the Minnesota Vikings snapped the Carolina Panthers' 14-game home winning streak 22-10 on Sunday. KFAN.com September 25, 2016