Green To Open Cards Career At Dome

Never willing to miss out on an opportunity to find a storyline to a game, former Vikings coach Dennis Green will coach his first game as a member of the Arizona Cardinals to open the preseason at the Metrodome.

Apparently, you can go home again. At least if you're Dennis Green you can. The old ball coach will make his Cardinals coaching debut in familiar territory -- the Metrodome.

While no dates and times have yet been firmed up, VU has received the list of opponents for the four weekends of the preseason -- which won't get underway until Aug. 9.

At this point the league has only given specific dates and times for nationally televised games -- the Vikes have none in the preseason. Otherwise, they're broken down by the four-day windows for the weekend in which they would be played. Here is what we have so far as to the Vikings' role in all of this:

Aug. 12-16 -- vs. Arizona
Aug. 19-23 -- at Atlanta
Aug. 26-30 -- vs. San Francisco
Sept. 2-5 -- at Seattle

Both the times and dates of these games as well as the full regular season schedule, are due out within the next two or three weeks.

* Former Viking Todd Steussie signed a six-year, $20 million deal with the Buccaneers, who will have a vastly new look this year without John Lynch and Warren Sapp.
* The Giants made a waiver claim on former Viking Jack Brewer, which means they simply assume his $300,000 a year contract. Those of us at VU feel the Giants got a steal by making that move.

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