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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 

Mid-July Clubs are permitted to open preseason training camp for rookies and first-year players beginning seven days prior to the club’s earliest permissible mandatory reporting date for Veteran players.

Veteran players (defined as a player with at least one pension-credited season) other than quarterbacks or “injured players” (as defined in CBA Article 21, Section 6) may report to a club’s preseason training camp no earlier than 15 days prior to the club’s first scheduled preseason game or July 15, whichever is later.

Veteran quarterbacks and injured players may be required to report to the club’s preseason training camp no earlier than five days immediately prior to the mandatory reporting date for all other veteran players, provided the club has already opened (or simultaneously opens) its official preseason training camp for all rookies and first-year players.

A three-day acclimation period will apply to players who are on a club’s roster up to and including the mandatory veteran reporting date. Players who rejoin the roster after that date may practice (including wearing pads) and play immediately after passing a physical.

July 23* Signing period ends for Unrestricted Free Agents to whom a “May 8 Tender” was made by prior club. After this date and until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, prior club has exclusive negotiating rights.

* or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later.

July 23 Signing period ends for Transition Players with outstanding tenders. After this date and until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, Prior Club has exclusive negotiating rights. 

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Tony Sparano cause of death update given
Tony Sparano unexpectedly passed away early Sunday morning just days before the offensive line coach was set to re-join the Minnesota Vikings for training camp and it appears the public now has a better idea of what caused his death at the age of 56. 24/7 Sports July 22, 2018

Vikings O-line coach Tony Sparano has died
Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, according to a team release. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities July 22, 2018

Vikings assistant coach Tony Sparano dies
Tony Sparano, who had been the Vikings' offensive line coach since 2016, died early Sunday morning at the age of 56, the team said. Star Tribune July 22, 2018

Do Vikings need two elite receivers in Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen or is that luxury they can't afford?
The Vikings have a pair of receivers in Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs who arguably form the best duo in the NFL. Thielen is signed through 2020 on a very team-friendly deal. Diggs is in line for a massive extension that would dwarf what Thielen makes. Star Tribune July 22, 2018

Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano dies at 56
Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano died early Sunday morning, the team announced. He was 56. Pioneer Press July 22, 2018

Eagan is ready to roll out the purple carpet for Vikings training camp
Ready or not, Joe and Lynda Retterath are about to see some backyard football. Starting Wednesday, the Vikings begin training camp across the road from the Eagan couple. Pioneer Press July 22, 2018

As promised, Vikings rookie Mike Hughes buys mother a house
Mike Hughes’ dream has come true. Hughes, a cornerback taken in the first round by the Vikings in last spring’s NFL draft, revealed on Twitter on Saturday he has bought his mother a house with money from his first contract. Hughes on Thursday signed a four-year, $9.87 million deal, which includes a signing bonus of $5.256 million. Pioneer Press July 21, 2018

Soaring expectations can't uproot Cousins from hometown
The last Saturday in June for Kirk Cousins began with him crouched over a smartphone, poring over video in search of clues for how he can improve — the way many of his days will start in Minnesota. Star Tribune July 21, 2018

Vikings look for positives from loss to Eagles in NFC Championship Game
GM Rick Spielman said he and his staff have done what they set out to do following the team's loss to Philadelphia in January's NFC Championship Game. Star Tribune July 21, 2018

2018 camp preview: How many Vikings tight ends will contribute under DeFilippo?
Kyle Rudolph knows new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo's history of using tight ends in his attack, and he's excited to see what he'll bring to the Vikings. Star Tribune July 20, 2018

Five players who can make the Vikings’ Super Bowl dreams come true
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman headed into the offseason with one very big mission. Pioneer Press July 20, 2018

Vikings training camp: What you need to know about attending, including pay-ahead parking
For each public practice, there will be 4,000 free, general admission tickets plus 1,000 Kwik Trip Red Zone tickets, which cost $20 each. Pioneer Press July 20, 2018

Vikings rookie roles predicted ahead of training camp
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 July 20, 2018

Vikings free agent rundown for 2018 offseason
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 July 20, 2018

2018 camp preview: Will the Vikings keep one of NFL's top receiving duos?
If Stefon Diggs isn't re-signed before being eligible for free agency, he’d easily be one of the league’s most coveted targets for 2019 and beyond. Star Tribune July 19, 2018

Coming Sunday: Going deep with Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins
Ben Goessling went to Holland, Mich., recently to spend time with Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, who runs a summer football camp at Hope College. Star Tribune July 19, 2018

Report: Vikings have deal in place with first-round pick Hughes
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero is reporting that the Minnesota Vikings have agreed in principle to a contract with first-round pick Mike Hughes. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities July 19, 2018

Miraculous finish earns Vikings an ESPY for “Best Moment”
The last-second 61-yard touchdown that gave the Vikings an improbable victory over New Orleans in the NFC Divisional playoffs last January earned the team an ESPY for “Best Moment” on Wednesday night at ESPN’s awards show. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities July 19, 2018

5 Vikings Story Lines To Watch Heading Into Training Camp
For some teams in the NFL, two to be exact, Training Camp is already underway. The Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens have already reported in preparation for the Hall of Fame game which is taking place on August 2nd in Canton. July 19, 2018

2018 camp preview: Is Kirk Cousins the Vikings' final piece for a Super Bowl run?
Kirk Cousins' three-year, $84 million contract is fully guaranteed, marking the first such fully guaranteed NFL contract of that magnitude. The Vikings didn't do that with modest expectations. Star Tribune July 18, 2018

Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen miss each other, and it's adorable
Vikings wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen combine for one of the best tandems in the NFL. Off the field? They seem to be angling for their own network television show together. Star Tribune July 18, 2018

Vikings training camp questions to answer
The Minnesota Vikings are set to head back to training camp with rookies reporting to the TCO Performance Center on July 24 and the full team taking the field on July 28 as they prepare for a season where expectations have arguably never been higher in the Twin Cities. The Vikings have been installed as one of the favorites to come out of the NFC and perhaps even win the Super Bowl this year, but the work all starts next week. 24/7 Sports July 18, 2018

Vikings one of last teams to open training camp
Mike Zimmer liked what he saw during the Minnesota Vikings’ offseason program and now the veterans on his team will be one of the last to start training camp. 24/7 Sports July 18, 2018

Kirk Cousins has 'big fan' in Larry Fitzgerald
Kirk Cousins has already heard from several detractors over the course of his career with questions about his abilities as a franchise quarterback. Now, those cries are even louder after the Minnesota Vikings made him among one of the top-paid signal-callers in the league. Despite that, he has a huge supporter in Minnesota native and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. 24/7 Sports July 18, 2018

Why does Vikings QB Kirk Cousins have a tube of rocks on his driveway?
Just the other day Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins tweeted out a picture of a tube of rocks that he has transplanted to the driveway of his home. In this tube there are exactly 720 rocks, and that's a very specific number for a very specific reason. Here's the scoop... July 18, 2018

Brandin Cooks’ new contract with Rams is more good news for Stefon Diggs
The Vikings would like to get a deal done with Stefon Diggs before he hits free agency following this season, but the price tag for the wide receiver continues to climb. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities July 17, 2018

2018 camp preview: Will All-Pro talent lead Vikings secondary to an elite season?
Perhaps no Vikings position group is better stocked than the secondary, featuring five top picks (four 1st rounders and one second) from the last seven drafts. Star Tribune July 17, 2018

2018 camp preview: Could another young Vikings linebacker grab playing time?
The Vikings need to find a starting weak-side linebacker, and that player will likely be chosen from an assortment of players who were drafted late -- or not at all. Star Tribune July 16, 2018

Larry Fitzgerald has no plans to retire — or play for the Vikings
Larry Fitzgerald makes it a point each summer to return to Minnesota to work with the area youth. The Arizona Cardinals all-pro receiver was at it again Tuesday at alma mater Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield. Pioneer Press July 16, 2018

Randy Moss reflects on Lambeau Moon, Vikings-Packers rivalry
The days of Randy Moss in a Minnesota Vikings uniform playing against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field may be best known for Moss’s faux moon over Lambeau Field and announcer Joe Buck calling it a “disgusting act.” But Moss’s rivalry with the Packers is much closer to his heart than the still-covered backside that Moss stuck out on Oct. 5, 1998. 24/7 Sports July 16, 2018

Vikings free agents fully listed for the 2019 offseason
The Minnesota Vikings have one of the higher-priced rosters in the entire league heading into 2018 and it creates a situation where they are either going to have to get creative with the salary cap or be forced to let some of their guys go and replace them in other ways. 24/7 Sports July 14, 2018

From Fran Tarkenton's cleats to leather helmet dear to Bud Grant, Vikings' history showcased in new museum
Rarely seen Vikings artifacts and memorabilia will be on display in the team's new museum. Star Tribune July 12, 2018

Photos: Take a look around the Vikings' new museum
A new Vikings Museum is scheduled to open in time for training camp in Eagan, MN. Star Tribune July 12, 2018

Vikings Museum: Ticket prices, hours, location
The Vikings Museum opens July 25 to those with training camp tickets. Star Tribune July 12, 2018

Cousins embracing new challenges with Vikings
After battling his way to a starting role at Michigan State and overcoming his fourth-round draft status to become a starter over a first-round pick in his draft class, Kirk Cousins has finally found stability. 24/7 Sports July 12, 2018

Dalvin Cook named NFC North's rising star for 2018
Dalvin Cook saw his rookie season come to an end after just four weeks of the regular season in 2017, which was a blow to the Minnesota Vikings and the running back, who had quickly emerged as one of the league's better players at the position. 24/7 Sports July 12, 2018

Vikings single-game tickets go on sale next week
Coming off a season in which they advanced to the NFC Championship Game, the Minnesota Vikings announced on Thursday that they have a limited number of single-game tickets available for home games at U.S. Bank Stadium this year. Those tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Central next Thursday, July 19. 24/7 Sports July 12, 2018

Pro Football Focus is not high on the Vikings’ offensive line
Every year, Pro Football Focus comes out with offensive line rankings before and after the season. The Minnesota Vikings were ranked 22nd at the conclusion of 2017. They are rated even lower heading into 2018. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities July 12, 2018

Five Vikings expected to outperform their contracts in 2018
Fans are often complaining about players who are overpaid. But here's a look at five Vikings who should be well worth the money they're scheduled to make in 2018. Star Tribune July 11, 2018

Vikings wide receivers: Five questions heading into this year
The Minnesota Vikings wide receiver room is one of the most interesting stories in the league, considering they have a former first round pick from just a few seasons ago waiting in the wings, but players that were drafted much later or not drafted at all have emerged as the star playmakers for the offense. 24/7 Sports July 11, 2018

Vikings may be banking on a better conditioned Rashod Hill in 2018
By cutting out late-night supermarket trips and filling dinners at his favorite restaurant, Rashod Hill dropped weight in an effort to be ready for the long haul with the Vikings. Star Tribune July 10, 2018

Vikings running backs: Five questions heading into this year
The Minnesota Vikings will have the run game as the staple of its offense that sets everything else up this year and the pieces are in place to be successful in that regard and it will go a long way in helping their newly-minted franchise quarterback. 24/7 Sports July 10, 2018

Here are the openings in a 'two-tier' Vikings roster
Even the Vikings — a front office rarely dipping its toes into a risky proposition — will need to pinch pennies after their deals with Kirk Cousins and others. Star Tribune July 9, 2018