The NFL has revealed when each of its 32 teams will begin their offseason workout programs.
The Vikings, because they have an incumbent coach in Mike Zimmer, were allowed to begin their voluntary workout program as early as April 20 at Winter Park. And they will do just that.
They will hold voluntary on-field workouts at their facility May 26-28, June 2-4 and June 8-11.
Their mandatory minicamp is June 16-18. That will be the first time that disgruntled running back Adrian Peterson is contractually obligated to show up, assuming the NFL reinstates him by then.
Presumably, the Vikings will also have a rookie minicamp somewhere in there. Teams typically hold those a weekend or two after the NFL draft. So it should be the second or third weekend in May.
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