KEY VIKINGS DATES
Thursday: Reporting date for training camp at Minnesota State Mankato.
Friday: First walkthrough at 10:30 a.m.; first practice at 2:30 p.m.
Aug. 3: Evening scrimmage at Blakeslee Stadium, 7 p.m.
Aug. 9: First preseason game, vs. Houston at Mall of America Field, 7 p.m.
Aug. 14: Camp breaks.
Sept. 8: Regular-season opener at Detroit, noon.
Sept. 22: Home opener — the last one at the Metrodome — vs. Cleveland, noon.
Sept. 29: vs. Pittsburgh at Wembley Stadium in London, noon.
VIKINGS PRESEASON SCHEDULE
Aug. 9 (Friday)
vs. Houston, 7 p.m.
Aug. 16 (Friday)
at Buffalo, 6 p.m.
Aug. 25 (Sunday)
at San Francisco, 7 p.m.
Aug. 29 (Thursday)
vs. Tennessee, 7 p.m.
Other NFC North camps
CHICAGO BEARS Report Thursday at Olivet Nazarene, Bourbonnais, Ill.
DETROIT LIONS Report Monday, Lions training facility, Allen Park, Mich.
GREEN BAY PACKERS Report Thursday at St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wis.
KEY NFL DATES
Aug. 3: Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement, Canton, Ohio. Vikings great Cris Carter and six others will be inducted.
Aug. 4: Hall of Fame Game: Dallas vs. Miami, 7 p.m., Canton, Ohio.
Aug 8-11: First preseason weekend.
Aug. 31: Clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players on the active/inactive list.
Sept. 5, 8-9: Week 1 of regular season. Thursday night opener is Baltimore at Denver.