Minnesota Vikings: Key Offseason Dates


Minnesota Vikings fans shouldn’t be too worried about a lack of activity this offseason.  There looks to be quite a bit going on leading up to Super Bowl 49, the 2015 NFL Draft and Free Agency.  While the dates of some of the team specific activities like Training Camp and Preseason Games are currently unknown, there are several dates in place that we do know.

Here are some key offseason dates that Minnesota Vikings fans should be aware of:


Nov 16, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; General view of the countdown sign to Super Bowl XLVIV at University of Phoenix Stadium in the baggage claim of Terminal 4 at Sky Harbor Airport. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports



  • 2:  Final day to designate Franchise or Transition Tags
  • 10:  Free Agency and Trading Open
  • 10:  Final day to exercise 2015 options on contracts
  • 10:  Salary Cap comes into effect
  • 22-25:  Annual Meeting
  • NFL Veteran Combine (Date not set)

May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville) poses with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected as the number thirty-two overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft to the Minnesota Vikings at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports



  • 1:  NFL Draft Day 2
  • 2: NFL Draft Day 3
  • 8-12:  Spring Meeting
  • Rookie Premiere


  • 22-27:  Rookie Orientation


  • Training Camp Begins
  • 15:  Final day to sign a Franchised player to deal
  • 22:  Final day to sign a Transitioned player to deal

It all starts tonight, with the East/West Shrine Game.  This is a glimpse at some of the smaller school players and other talented athletes who weren’t invited to the 2015 Senior Bowl.  Over time, we’ll learn more about all the young men through the Senior Bowl, Combine, and the NFL Draft.

Which offseason event are you most looking forward to?  Let us know in the comments below!

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