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.


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.


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.