The Vikings, like other NFL teams, have the flexibility to work out much of their own preseason schedule and, on Wednesday, the team and the league announced the Vikings' 2005 preseason opponents.
The Vikings will open in the window of Aug. 11-15 (final dates not set on all but one game) at home vs. the Chiefs. After a nationally televised game on Aug. 19 at the Jets, the Vikings will return home to play San Diego and finish Sept. 1 or 2 at the Seahawks.
Final dates and times will be determined in the coming days. The entire regular-season schedule is expected to be released around the first of April.
* The terms of Brad Johnson's contract are four years at $6 million. Of that, $1.2 million is in the form of a signing bonus and $2.2 million in total compensation is due this year.
* Kelly Campbell signed his tendered offer sheet of $656,000 for this season.
* VU has been told the Vikings might continue their free agent bidding by making a push for former Texan Jay Foreman.
* Center Cory Withrow, cut last month in a cap saving move, is expected to re-sign a one-year, $540,000 contract as early as today.
Preseason Schedule Announced
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