Wednesday July 22nd, 2015

After a 7-9 season and third-place finish in the NFC North, the Minnesota Vikings will look to improve upon that record with a bolstered offensive attack.

Second-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater returns with a year of experience under his belt and a new, experienced target in wide receiver Mike Wallace. Young pass-catchers Cordarelle Patterson and Charles Johnson return. Running back Adrian Peterson returns from his a tumultuous, suspension-filled year. If he regains his old form, the offense could take a big step forward.

The defense lost only one starter, linebacker Jasper Brinkley, and stands to improve after a year of cohesion. Two rookies, cornerback Trae Waynes and linebacker Eric Kendricks (first and second-rounders, respectively) could step into playing time quickly. Third-year tackle Sharrif Floyd could be in for a breakout season. Minnesota also added veteran corner Terrence Newman.

The Vikings open the preseason on Aug. 9 against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Hall of Fame Game. They open the regular season on Sept. 14 at the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football. 

Schedule

All practice times are approximate and subject to change. Walk-Thrus are held in Blakeslee Stadium.

Saturday, July 25: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Check-In

Sunday, July 26: 10:30 - 11:30 am (Walk-Thru), 2:45 – 5:00 pm (Practice)

Monday, July 27: 10:30 - 11:30 am (Walk-Thru), 2:45 – 5:00 pm (Practice)

Tuesday, July 28: 10:30 - 11:30 am (Walk-Thru), 2:45 – 5:00 pm (Practice)

Wednesday, July 29: 10:30 - 11:30 am (Walk-Thru), 2:45 – 5:00 pm (Practice)

Thursday, July 30: Day off

Friday, July 31: 10:30 - 11:30 am (Walk-Thru), 2:45 – 5:00 pm (Practice)

Saturday, August 1: 10:30 - 11:30 am (Walk-Thru), 7:15 - 9:15 pm (Practice at Blakeslee Stadium)

Sunday, August 2: 2:00 - 5:00 pm (Walk-Thru / Practice)

Monday, August 3: 10:30 - 11:30 am (Walk-Thru), 2:45 – 5:00 pm (Practice)

Tuesday, August 4: 10:30 - 11:30 am (Walk-Thru), 7:15 - 9:15 pm (Practice at Blakeslee Stadium)

Wednesday, August 5: Day off

Thursday, August 6: 10:30 - 11:30 am (Walk-Thru), 2:45 – 5:00 pm (Practice)

Friday, August 7: 10:30 - 11:30 am (Walk-Thru), 2:45 – 5:00 pm

Saturday, August 8: Travel to Canton, Ohio

Sunday, August 9: 8 p.m. ET Vikings vs. Steelers (Canton, Ohio)

Monday, August 10: Day off

Tuesday, August 11: 10:30 - 11:30 am (Walk-Thru), 2:45 – 5:00 pm (Practice)

Wednesday, August 12: 10:30 - 11:30 am (Walk-Thru), 2:45 – 5:00 pm (Practice)

Thursday, August 13: 10:30 - 11:30 am (Walk-Thru), 2:45 – 5:00 pm (Practice)

Friday, August 14: Break camp – Travel back to Twin Cities

Saturday, August 15: 7:30 pm (CT) - Buccaneers @ Vikings

Location

Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN 56001

Blakeslee Stadium, 191 Stadium Road, Mankato MN 56001

Tickets​

Admission is free of charge. Parking is $10.

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