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2017 Pre Season Schedule
Date Opponent Time
8/10 @ Buffalo 6 PM
8/18 @ Seattle 9 PM
8/27 San Francisco 7 PM
8/31 Miami 7 PM
2017 Regular Season Schedule
9/11 New Orleans 6:10 PM
9/17 @ Pittsburgh 12 PM
9/24 Tampa Bay 12 PM
10/1 Detroit 12 PM
10/9 @ Chicago 7:30 PM
10/15 Green Bay 12 PM
10/22 Baltimore 12 PM
10/29 Cleveland (London) 8:30 AM
11/5 Bye N/A
11/12 @ Washington 12 PM
11/19 LA Rams 12 PM
11/23 @ Detroit 11:30 AM
12/3 @ Atlanta 12 PM
12/10 @ Carolina 12 PM
12/17 Cincinnati 12 PM
12/23 @ Green Bay 7:30 PM
12/31 Chicago 12 PM


NFL Calendar

April 26: Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents.

April 27-29: NFL Draft (Philadelphia, Penn.).

April 29: After the final selection in the Draft has been made, clubs may begin signing Undrafted Free Agents who were eligible for the 2016 Draft.

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Rick Spielman on a deep draft, trading up and maybe still taking a tackle
While they don’t have a first-rounder at this moment, Spielman feels the Vikings will still be able to pick good players in the second, third and fourth rounds, when they have five total selections. Star Tribune April 25, 2017

Peterson's deal with Saints includes guaranteed year, option year
Adrian Peterson told ESPN's Josina Anderson early Tuesday that he chose the Saints because "it just felt right within my spirit." New Orleans opens the season at U.S. Bank Stadium against the Vikings. Star Tribune April 25, 2017

Souhan: Peterson's Week 1 return is latest in Vikings' ongoing drama
The Vikings are the local champions of sports drama. And as Vikings history proves, "dramatic" is not synonymous with "successful." Star Tribune April 25, 2017

Vikings say goodbye to Adrian Peterson
Vikings players and general manager wish Adrian Peterson well on the day he signed with the New Orleans Saints. Star Tribune April 25, 2017

'It's going to be weird.' Vikings defense eager for chance to tackle Peterson
Defensive end Everson Griffen said of Peterson joining the Saints: “It’s going to be fun to be able to hit him.” He also wondered if there’s something fishy about the NFL schedule. Star Tribune April 25, 2017

Sam Bradford not dwelling on who is Vikings' QB of future
If the Vikings consider Sam Bradford their quarterback of the future, he says he has seen no evidence of that. Pioneer Press April 25, 2017

John Shipley: Decision on Joe Mixon an easy one for Vikings
Rick Spielman would not share Tuesday whether the Vikings have taken Joe Mixon off their board for this weekend’s NFL Draft. The general manager did, however, speak at some length about what goes into the decision to “red dot” a player from consideration. Pioneer Press April 25, 2017

Former Vikings RB Adrian Peterson says he will sign with Saints
Adrian Peterson finally found a new team. The 32-year-old running back, who became a free agent March 9 after 10 seasons with the Vikings, agreed to terms Tuesday on a two-year, $7 million contract with the New Orleans Saints. Pioneer Press April 25, 2017

Minnesota Vikings defenders think facing A.P. will be ‘fun’
The Minnesota Vikings will get their first chance to see what it’s like to try to tackle Adrian Peterson in Week 1. What’s the vibe from his former teammates on defense? Viking Update April 25, 2017

VIDEO: Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman on Joe Mixon decision
Minnesota Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman discusses character red flags and the video that surfaced of Joe Mixon. Viking Update April 25, 2017

VIDEO: Murray on his ankle, expected return
Latavius Murray discusses his recovery from ankle surgery, his expected return and replacing Adrian Peterson. Viking Update April 25, 2017

How will Minnesota Vikings fans react to Adrian Peterson’s first game as a non-Viking?
In an ironic twist, Adrian Peterson's first game of his post-Vikings career will come at U.S. Bank Stadium. How are fans going to respond? Viking Update April 25, 2017

Report: Adrian Peterson finalizes two-year deal
Adrian Peterson has a new home after agreeing to a two-year deal that will bring him back to Minnesota for Week 1 … playing against the Vikings. Viking Update April 25, 2017

Zulgad: Would Vikings really be willing to run the risk of taking Mixon?
Since a photo of Vikings coach Mike Zimmer surfaced last month that showed him departing Oklahoma’s pro day with Joe Mixon, there has been growing speculation Minnesota might be a prime candidate to grab the standout running back in this week’s NFL draft. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 25, 2017

What are the odds the Vikings land an impact player with the 48th overall pick?
Baseball Prospectus used to have a blog called “Prospects will break your heart.” That sentence aptly describes the NFL Draft. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 25, 2017

5 takeaways from Rick Spielman's pre-draft press conference
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman held his annual pre-draft press conference Tuesday afternoon. He discussed everything from Joe Mixon to quarterbacks to trading up. Here’s a look at five of the key themes of his presser: 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 25, 2017

One likely second-round pick is drawing comparisons to Percy Harvin
Draft comparisons often cut with a pretty dull blade. But in the case of Curtis Samuel, it’s hard to ignore the similarities between his skill set and that of former Minnesota Viking star Percy Harvin. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 25, 2017

Did the Vikings waste 10 years during the Adrian Peterson era?
Adrian Peterson signed with the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday. Phil Mackey thinks the Minnesota Vikings wasted 10 years by building their franchise around an expensive, one-dimensional bell cow running back during an era when passing became the NFL’s currency. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 25, 2017

Bradford says he and Vikings have not talked about a contract extension
The Minnesota Vikings’ future at quarterback unclear with Teddy Bridgewater’s future in question and Sam Bradford’s contract expiring after this year. Bradford told the Twin Cities media on Tuesday that he and the Vikings have not had talks about a long-term deal. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 25, 2017

Spielman: Still no timetable on Bradford extension or Bridgewater return
Among all of the other news that Rick Spielman was dropping during his Tuesday afternoon "Pre-Draft" press conference, he casually commented on a few of the more pressing situations regarding players that are presently on the roster. Namely the quarterbacks. April 25, 2017

Drafting in the 21st Century no sure bet for NFL GMs
It’s pretty clear that the NFL Draft has changed quite a bit over the years. Back in the early days it was a business meeting that garnered a good deal  of follow up in the next morning’s papers. April 25, 2017

Could Adrian Peterson signing with the Saints help the Minnesota Vikings in the 2017 NFL Draft?
On the surface, Adrian Peterson signing with the New Orleans Saints doesn’t seem to have a huge impact throughout the NFL for 2017. But if you look a little deeper, the ripple effect of Peterson’s new team will most certainly have an impact on the league so much so that it might trickle down to the Vikings at pick #48. April 25, 2017

REPORT: Adrian Peterson Agrees To 2-Year, $7 Million Deal With New Orleans Saints
Well, it took a while but it appears as if former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has found a new home and oddly enough it's with a team that should be very familiar with his strengths and weaknesses. April 25, 2017

Adrian Peterson inks deal with New Orleans Saints
Adrian Peterson has found a new home before the start of the Thursday evening portion of the 2017 NFL Draft. April 25, 2017

Vikings drafting a QB is unlikely, but a case can be made for the call
With Teddy Bridgewater's future uncertain and Sam Bradford signed only through 2017, it's possible the Vikings could attempt to uncover a hidden gem in this week's NFL draft.  Star Tribune April 25, 2017

Every NFL team is on the lookout for the next franchise quarterback
The Vikings have drafted six quarterbacks in the past 10 years. Here's a team-by-team look at quarterbacks taken in the draft since 2006: Star Tribune April 25, 2017

Vikings need plenty of help on offense but defense also a focus in draft
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer had a simple message about the draft last month when speaking to reporters at the NFL scouting combine: Don’t slight the defense. Pioneer Press April 24, 2017

Former Vikings RB Adrian Peterson close to signing with Saints
Adrian Peterson might not have to wait long to face his old team. Pioneer Press April 24, 2017

Vikings likely to select a guard earlier than usual in NFL draft
Marcus Johnson didn’t make much of an impact with the Vikings a decade ago, but his name could come up this week. Pioneer Press April 24, 2017

Reports: Former Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson nearing deal
Former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson could find a home before the NFL draft kicks off Thursday. Viking Update April 24, 2017

Former Minnesota Vikings tackle calls it a career
The Minnesota Vikings didn’t have Jake Long for long last year, but the Vikings will go down as the offensive tackle’s last NFL team. Viking Update April 24, 2017

Information on the Minnesota Vikings' 2017 draft, from where they pick to position analysis, links to stories, mock drafts and more. Viking Update April 24, 2017

Minnesota Vikings’ absence from draft’s first round creating apathy
The lack of a first-round pick has left Minnesota Vikings fans lethargic and without the typical draft questions that abound for the other 31 NFL teams. Viking Update April 24, 2017

Zulgad: Underwhelming opening: Vikings' 2016 draft class flopped in first year
Rick Spielman will spend this week running his sixth draft since taking over as the Vikings’ general manager in 2012. Spielman has been involved in the franchise’s draft process since 2007, but he did not have final authority on picks until he was promoted after a 3-13 finish in 2011. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 24, 2017

Four (recent) Minnesota Vikings NFL Draft 'What-ifs'
When it comes to sports what-ifs, nothing quite compares to NFL Draft what-ifs. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 24, 2017

Report: Saints 'closing in' on deal with Adrian Peterson
The Monday Night Football opener might be getting a boost of intrigue soon. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 24, 2017

Jon Gruden's 'sleeper' quarterback pick could intrigue Vikings in late rounds
For the last eight years, the former Bucs and Raiders head coach has gotten together with the top quarterback prospects to break down film and go through drills with them on the field. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 24, 2017

The 20 players Vikings fans need to know for NFL Draft week
The Vikings may not have a first-round pick (yet?) but there is still plenty of intrigue going into the NFL Draft in Minnesota. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 24, 2017

Report: Adrian Peterson getting close to making his Saints debut in Minnesota
According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Peterson and the Saints are closing in on a one-year, $3 million deal for what would be Peterson’s 11th NFL season and the first outside of Minnesota. Star Tribune April 24, 2017

Drafting the right tackle could make good Vikings defense great
The Vikings' defensive line is close to being great. All it might take is one new addition. Star Tribune April 24, 2017

The 25 biggest draft steals in Vikings history (Nos. 21-25)
This list encompasses several different eras of the draft and goes all the way back to the Vikings’ first draft in 1961. Star Tribune April 24, 2017

Prospects for Vikings defensive line depend on Floyd's future
Nerve damage to defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd’s knee during surgery has put his future in doubt, which in turn means the Vikings need to find a way to fill the possible gap on the defensive line. Star Tribune April 24, 2017

Spartans' McDowell could be answer for Vikings at defensive tackle
But questions remain about the talented Michigan State product's work ethic. Star Tribune April 23, 2017

Vikings: Plenty of draft options at RB, including Joe Mixon's teammate
The Vikings could end up replacing former Oklahoma star Adrian Peterson with another running back who played at Oklahoma. But it might not be Joe Mixon. Pioneer Press April 23, 2017

Strengths and weaknesses of the Minnesota Vikings’ 2017 opponents
The Vikings will face some difficult challenges in 2017. These are the strengths and weaknesses that their opponents will bring to the table. Viking Update April 23, 2017

Vikings' long line of struggles drafting linemen hits critical point
It has been five years since the Vikings picked left tackle Matt Kalil fourth overall in 2012. Since then, as they instead drafted late-round linemen and hoped that they could develop a couple of them into another Matt Birk or John Sullivan, the Vikings have watched their offensive line decay into one of the league’s worst units. Star Tribune April 22, 2017

Hartman: Vikings GM Spielman lays out plan without first-round pick
The last time the Vikings didn't make a first-round selection was in 2010, before Rick Spielman assumed his role in 2012. Star Tribune April 22, 2017