All about training camp

  • July 21, 2012 - 8:27 PM


Where: Minnesota State University in Mankato

When: Players report Thursday and are in Mankato until Aug. 15.

Daily schedule: Practices start Friday. On most days, the team has a walk-through from 10:30-11:30 a.m., and practice from 2:45-5 p.m. There is no practice on July 29, Aug. 5 and Aug. 9-11. The full-pad scrimmage is Saturday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m.

Fan information: Practices are free. There are scheduled autograph times for players by position. See for details.

Preseason games: Aug. 10 at San Francisco, 8 p.m.; Aug. 17 vs. Buffalo (Mall of America Field), 7 p.m.; Aug. 24 vs. San Diego (Mall of America Field), 7 p.m.; Aug. 30 at Houston, 6 p.m.

After Mankato: The team moves to Eden Prairie for workouts, closed to the public, starting Aug. 19.

Cutdown days: Teams must cut from 90 to 75 by Aug. 27, and must get to 53 players by Aug. 31.

Regular season: The Vikings open Sept. 9 against Jacksonville at Mall of America Field.

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