Vikings to make training camp site call by July 18

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings plan to decide where to hold training camp by July 18.

Coach Leslie Frazier said Tuesday the team sent a letter explaining that to Minnesota State University, the Mankato site where the team traditionally holds camp.

Though owners and players are continuing to negotiate a new deal, the NFL lockout has passed the three-month mark. If there's an agreement in the coming weeks, the Vikings will return to Mankato and hold training camp as usual beginning July 31.

If the work stoppage continues, the Vikings could be forced to scrap tradition and instead hold training camp at team headquarters in Eden Prairie -- whenever the lockout ends.