Mark your calendars people. Vikings training camp will open in Mankato on July 26th and the team will break camp on August 16th. Those dates were revealed by the team on Wednesday in between back-end roster moves.
The astute among you have already noted that the last day of camp comes after the first preseason game this year. In recent years the Vikings have broken camp before the first preseason game. I’m assuming the decision to extend camp an extra week is a reflection of all the youth and inexperience on the roster this year. Coaching staff wants to get those guys as much work as possible.
I’m sure the veterans will be thrilled at news of the extended training camp. We know how the old guys love the camp experience. But that’s how it is when you’re rebuilding. Got a lot of new guys to get up to speed.