Frazier says Vikings coaches side with owners



BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota head coach Leslie Frazier says Vikings coaches stand firmly behind their owners in the NFL labor dispute and were not consulted before the NFL Coaches Association filed a brief supporting the players.

Frazier spoke Friday while team coaches, officials and alumni gathered to build a playground at Northport Elementary School in suburban Minneapolis.

The NFLCA filed a brief in court last month backing the players in the labor fight. But Frazier says his coaching staff will “always be supportive of our management.”

Frazier also says the lockout has caused the Vikings to consider canceling training camp in Mankato. Frazier says next week they will come up with an exact date at which point, if there is still a lockout, that portion of training camp will be scrapped.