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Frazier: `I look forward to seeing our fans in Mankato.'

Posted by: under Vikings, Vikings coaches, Leslie Frazier, Vikings fans, Leslie Frazier Updated: July 25, 2011 - 3:17 PM

Vikings coach Leslile Frazier will hold a news conference at 5:30 this afternoon to discuss his plans now that the NFL lockout is over. One thing we do know is that the Vikings will report to training camp in Mankato on Sunday, the day Frazier had picked out all along.


Players can return to Winter Park this week but won't be leaving for Mankato before then.


We will be bringing more throughout the day, but for now, here are statements from owner/president Mark Wilf and Frazier (yeah, I know, statements are boring, but here ya go:)


"Today is an exciting day for Vikings fans and NFL fans throughout the country. With a labor agreement in place, we will now turn our full attention to football and preparations for a successful 2011 season. We appreciate the patience and support of Vikings fans throughout this process.  Under Coach Frazier’s leadership, we look forward to sharing an exciting season of football with our fans." – Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf


"It is tremendous to know that we can once again hit the field and get back to football. I feel very good about how our coaches have been preparing all offseason, and we are ready for the staff and players to start working together to help us accomplish our goals. It is terrific that we can now get into training camp and have our players start working and competing at their respective positions so we can begin to lay the foundation for success. I look forward to seeing our fans in Mankato." – Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier.

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