Will hold joint practices with Cincinnati Bengals

Vikings Announce Full 2016 Training Camp Schedule
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The Minnesota Vikings are fully embracing the theme of competition this offseason. And later this summer, they’ll take that spirit southeast for the team’s first set of joint practices in years. As announced on the Vikings’ official website, the team will practice with the Cincinnati Bengals on Wednesday and Thursday, August 10-11, leading up to the preseason opener on Friday, August 12 at Paul Brown Stadium.

In addition to Bengals announcement, the Vikings also released their full training camp schedule. Players will report to Mankato on Thursday, July 28 and hold their first team practice on Friday, July 29. This marks the 51st-straight year that the Vikings have held training camp practices at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

However, this is also the team’s shortest stay at the campus, as they’ll only be in Mankato for 10 days. Per ESPN’s Ben Goessling, the lone evening practice will take place at Blakeslee Stadium on Saturday, August 6 before the team’s final practice on August 9. See the Vikings’ full training camp schedule after the jump!

Thursday, July 28

10:00 am – 2:00 pm Check-In

Approx. 12:00 pm in front of Sears

Friday, July 29

10:30 – 11:30 am (Walk-Thru)

2:45 – 5:00 pm (Practice)

Saturday, July 30

10:30 – 11:30 am (Walk-Thru)

2:45 – 5:00 pm (Practice)

Sunday, July 31

10:30 – 11:30 am (Walk-Thru)

2:45 – 5:00 pm (Practice)

Monday, August 1

10:30 – 11:30 am (Walk-Thru)

2:45 – 5:00 pm (Practice)

Tuesday, August 2

Players Day Off

Wednesday, August 3

10:30 – 11:30 am (Walk-Thru)

2:45 – 5:00 pm (Practice)

Thursday, August 4

10:30 – 11:30 am (Walk-Thru)

2:45 – 5:00 pm (Practice)

Friday, August 5

10:30 – 11:30 am (Walk-Thru)

2:45 – 5:00 pm (Practice)

Saturday, August 6

10:30 – 11:30 am (Walk-Thru)

7:15 – 9:15 pm – (Blakeslee)

Sunday, August 7

Players Day Off

Monday, August 8

10:30 – 11:30 am (Walk-Thru)

2:45 – 5:00 pm (Practice)

Tuesday, August 9

8:00 – 10:00 am (Practice)

Wednesday, August 10

2:00 pm (CT) Practice in Cincinnati with Bengals (TBD)

Thursday, August 11

10:00 am (CT) Practice in Cincinnati with Bengals (TBD)

Friday, August 12

6:30 pm (CT) Vikings at Bengals

Saturday, August 13

Players Day Off

Sunday, August 14

Practice at Winter Park Facility

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, who served as the Bengals’ defensive coordinator from 2008-2013, said he looks forward to the practices in August.

“I think the joint practices will be great for our young team, especially at that time of training camp,” Zimmer said, per Vikings.com. “Having such a great relationship with Marvin and the Bengals organization, it makes it a perfect fit for us to practice there.”