It comes as no surprise that Vikings coach Leslie Frazier sees little chance he will be able to conduct the first of two mandatory minicamps next weekend according to Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
As a first-year coach, under the now expired collective bargaining agreement, Frazier had the right to have two (instead of one) mandatory offseason camp. The NFL lockout means that teams can’t have any dealings with their players at this point.
“It’s highly unlikely now,” he said. “We’re less than a week away to try to get everybody in town and getting ready to go. Barring something clearly unforeseen, I don’t think we’re going to get it done. We’re going to make a decision as a staff on Monday.”
Asked if he would keep a second minicamp on the schedule, just at a later date, Frazier brought up an excellent point. That’s the fact a new CBA could eliminate the ability of a new coach to have a second mandatory minicamp. “There are so many things we don’t know,” he said. “We’re just kind of waiting to see.”