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Buccaneers | Leslie Frazier could help land Jared Allen

Tue, 07 Jan 2014 12:28:01 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier being on head coach's Lovie Smith's staff could help land DE Jared Allen if the Minnesota Vikings let him hit free agency, in the opinion of Ira Kauffman of the Tampa Tribune.

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Buccaneers | Leslie Frazier hired as DC

Fri, 03 Jan 2014 20:15:59 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hired former Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier as their new defensive coordinator Friday, Jan. 3. Frazier confirmed to ESPN's Josina Anderson via text of the deal. Terms of the deal are undisclosed.

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Buccaneers | Leslie Frazier expected to join coaching staff

Fri, 03 Jan 2014 16:18:39 -0800

Former Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier is expected to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaching staff even if Dallas Cowboys defensive line coach Rod Marinelli is hired as the defensive coordinator.

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Buccaneers | Lovie Smith's financials

Thu, 02 Jan 2014 09:55:28 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers new head coach Lovie Smith is expected to make at least $5 million per year as part of his four-year deal. The contract includes a fifth-year option at the team's control. Smith will bring in former Cal head coach Jeff Tedford to be the offensive coordinator, according to a source. Dallas Cowboys assistant coach Rod Marinelli and former Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier are candidates to be brought in to serve as the defensive coordinator.

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Buccaneers | Two might be candidates to serve as DC

Wed, 01 Jan 2014 20:19:50 -0800

Former Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier and Dallas Cowboys defensive line coach Rod Marinelli might be possibilities to join new head coach Lovie Smith with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Both would be candidates for the defensive coordinator role.

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NFL | Leslie Frazier may follow Lovie Smith

Wed, 01 Jan 2014 10:31:37 -0800

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith may hire former Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier as his defensive coordinator if he gets a head coaching job.

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Vikings | Leslie Frazier fired

Mon, 30 Dec 2013 06:10:02 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings fired head coach Leslie Frazier.

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Vikings | Leslie Frazier to be fired

Sun, 29 Dec 2013 20:46:19 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier is expected to be relieved of his head coaching duties Monday, Dec. 30.

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Vikings | No decision made on Leslie Frazier

Sat, 28 Dec 2013 16:23:21 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings have not decided whether head coach Leslie Frazier will return to the team next season.

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Vikings | Toby Gerhart aggravates injury

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 16:39:50 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said RB Toby Gerhart (hamstring) aggravated his hamstring injury during the team's Week 16 game.

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Vikings | Leslie Frazier has not talked about future

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 11:45:34 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he has not talked with owner Zygi Wilf or general manager Rick Spielman about his future with his team.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson wants coach back

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 11:35:12 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson gave head coach Leslie Frazier a vote of confidence. Peterson said he looks forward "to finishing my career here with Coach Frazier."

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Vikings | Leslie Frazier unlikely to return

Sun, 15 Dec 2013 09:58:19 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier is not expected to be with the team next season.

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Vikings | Top two RBs could be game-time decisions

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:17:05 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier indicated RB Adrian Peterson (foot) and RB Toby Gerhart (hamstring) could be game-time decisions for the team's Week 15 game.

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Vikings | More tests for Adrian Peterson

Mon, 09 Dec 2013 10:42:58 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team is waiting for more information on RB Adrian Peterson's (foot) foot sprain. Peterson will have more tests Monday, Dec. 9.

Fantasy Tip: It would not be a huge surprise if Peterson is shut down for the rest of the year. Prepare for the worst and be ready to go without him the rest of the way.

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Vikings | Christian Ponder to be evaluated

Mon, 02 Dec 2013 10:43:01 -0800

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder (concussion) will be evaluated through the rest of the week as he goes through the concussion protocol, according to head coach Leslie Frazier.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph may practice next week

Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:47:50 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) may participate in practice next week, according to head coach Leslie Frazier.

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Vikings | Two dealing with concussions

Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:45:09 -0800

Minnesota Vikings WR Joe Webb (concussion) and CB Xavier Rhodes (concussion) are both questionable this week as they deal with concussions, according to head coach Leslie Frazier

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Vikings | Cordarrelle Patterson could see more time

Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:52:06 -0800

Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier has not yet spelled out the plan publicly, but he has hinted this week that WR Cordarrelle Patterson could start Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Seattle Seahawks ahead of WR Jerome Simpson, who was charged with drunken driving. "They drafted me to play, not ride the bench every snap," Patterson said. "If I start, I start. If I don't, I don't. I'm behind a great guy in Jerome Simpson. Me and him compete with each other just to get better."

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Vikings | Phil Loadholt ruled out

Tue, 05 Nov 2013 09:50:35 -0800

Minnesota Vikings OT Phil Loadholt (concussion) has been ruled out for the team's Week 10 game, according to head coach Leslie Frazier.

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Vikings | Not considering coaching change

Sat, 02 Nov 2013 17:12:41 -0700

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said the team is not considering a coaching change even though the team is struggling this season. "Leslie Frazier is not going anywhere," Spielman said. "I am telling you that we are very committed to Leslie Frazier and this coaching staff."

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Vikings | Josh Freeman to start in Week 8

Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:18:19 -0700

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said QB Josh Freeman will start in the team's Week 8 game against the Green Bay Packers

Fantasy Tip: Coming off a bad outing in Week 7, Freeman has no fantasy value at this point.

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Vikings | Marvin Mitchell expected to start

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 21:08:08 -0700

Minnesota Vikings LB Marvin Mitchell is expected to start in Week 7 with LB Desmond Bishop (knee) out for the season. LB Gerald Hodges is the next man up on the outside, and head coach Leslie Frazier said Monday, Oct. 14, that the team could look outside of the organization for help.

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Vikings | Coach says Christian Ponder is the quarterback

Mon, 30 Sep 2013 10:57:48 -0700

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team's quarterback is Christian Ponder. Frazier also said the team had a lot of things to talk about over the bye week.

Fantasy Tip: It is a surprise that the team would go back to Ponder after Matt Cassel had a strong outing in leading the team to its first win. It sounds like this is far from resolved at this point.

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Vikings | Cordarrelle Patterson fully healthy

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:43:32 -0700

Minnesota Viking head coach Leslie Frazier said WR Cordarrelle Patterson is fully healthy and he only played five snaps in Week 1 due to a coach's decision.

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Vikings | John Sullivan dealing with knee contusion

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:30:06 -0700

Minnesota Vikings C John Sullivan (knee) is dealing with a knee contusion, but should be available to practice Wednesday, Sept. 11, according to head coach Leslie Frazier.

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Vikings | Desmond Bishop likely to start

Thu, 25 Jul 2013 11:31:20 -0700

Minnesota Vikings LB Desmond Bishop is likely to start at outside linebacker in 2013. Head coach Leslie Frazier said the team likes his blitzing skills from that position.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson not at full-speed

Wed, 20 Mar 2013 13:23:11 -0700

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said that RB Adrian Peterson (hernia) is not quite all the way back to full speed running and cutting after having hernia surgery.

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Vikings | Want Antoine Winfield back

Mon, 18 Mar 2013 05:44:01 -0700

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he has been in contact with free-agent CB Antoine Winfield (Vikings) and wants the cornerback to re-sign. "I'm hoping that we can figure out a way to get him back here," Frazier said. "So, I'm hoping that it's not goodbye yet."

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Vikings | Praise Leslie Frazier

Fri, 15 Feb 2013 12:04:48 -0800

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman praised head coach Leslie Frazier and said ownership and management is behind him, even though there have been no talks of a contract extension to this point. "Leslie has done an outstanding job here," Spielman reiterated Friday. "He's been a great leader of the men down in the locker room. We expect him to be our coach for a long time. He's been outstanding at everything from leadership to development of young players, everything we're doing. We're just looking forward to getting ready for next year and anything from a contractual standpoint or anything like that will always be held internal, just like players. … There's no question of the support that our ownership group, myself, I think our whole organization has for Leslie Frazier."

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Vikings | No negotiations with Leslie Frazier

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 06:29:48 -0800

Although Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier had his option picked up for 2014, a contract extension is not in the works, according to his agent. "There were no negotiations," Bob Lamonte said. "They extended the option. That's it. You can't have a long-term deal if you can't negotiate."

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Vikings | Leslie Frazier update

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 03:33:22 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings exercised the fourth-year contract option on head coach Leslie Frazier Wednesday, Feb. 13.

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Vikings | Leslie Frazier agrees to contract extension

Wed, 13 Feb 2013 13:28:22 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier has agreed to a multi-year extension with the team. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Vikings | Coaching staff to remain intact

Tue, 05 Feb 2013 11:31:09 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the entire coaching staff will remain intact heading into the 2013 season, unless someone chooses to leave. Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer and linebackers coach Mike Singletary interviewed for the Chicago Bears' head coaching job. Jeff Howard replaced former assistant coach Cameron Rivera after he left to become the quarterbacks/receivers coach for his father Ron Rivera and the Carolina Panthers.

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Vikings | Will talk extension with Leslie Frazier

Tue, 08 Jan 2013 12:36:43 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings are prepared to enter into contract extension talks with head coach Leslie Frazier now that the season is over. "We're pleased with the job Leslie has done and as he mentioned we haven't really sat down and discussed anything at this point," owner Mark Wilf said. "But we're pleased with the job he's done in 2012 and we'll address it."

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Vikings | Coach praises Christian Ponder

Tue, 08 Jan 2013 11:28:42 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier praised QB Christian Ponder for his play this year. "We're excited about his progress. The way he played down the stretch -- he was great," Frazier said.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson injury update

Thu, 03 Jan 2013 11:12:14 -0800

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (abdomen) returned to practice Thursday, Jan. 3, and moved around well, according to head coach Leslie Frazier.

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Vikings | Contract extension for Leslie Frazier?

Wed, 26 Dec 2012 07:51:32 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings are expected to sign head coach Leslie Frazier to a contract extension; however, the deal may not be done until after the season.

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Vikings | Coach has good relationship with Percy Harvin

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 11:44:22 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he has a good relationship with WR Percy Harvin. "He's doing everything he can to get back and help our team. He's still under contract," Frazier said.

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Vikings | Leslie Frazier receives vote of confidence

Mon, 10 Dec 2012 06:38:38 -0800

Minnesota Vikings owner and chairman Zygi Wilf has expressed confidence in head coach Leslie Frazier and said he would continue coaching the team in 2013. When asked when they plan to announce who will coach the Vikings next year, Wilf said, "He is our coach," referring to Frazier. The head coach has one year remaining on his deal.

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Vikings | Remain committed to Christian Ponder

Mon, 03 Dec 2012 07:04:56 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said following Week 13 the team remains committed to QB Christian Ponder. "Christian is our quarterback," Frazier said. "We are going to do all we can to help him have a good game against Chicago and to help our team go out and get a win."

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson dealing with minor injury

Mon, 26 Nov 2012 10:56:34 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said RB Adrian Peterson (shoulder) is dealing with a shoulder sprain but should be able to play Week 13.

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Vikings | Percy Harvin injury update

Mon, 19 Nov 2012 09:33:02 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Monday, Nov. 19, WR Percy Harvin (ankle) is still not ready.

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Vikings | Not thinking about quarterback change

Mon, 05 Nov 2012 11:37:03 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he has not thought about pulling QB Christian Ponder as the starter. "I really haven't thought about pulling him for a game and taking him out for a series or anything like that," Frazier said.

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Vikings | Percy Harvin explains rift with HC

Mon, 05 Nov 2012 05:29:16 -0800

Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (hamstring) said the team's lack of production on offense in Week 9 led to his rift with head coach Leslie Frazier. After a promising second-quarter drive stalled in the red zone, Harvin sought out Frazier and shouted demonstratively at his coach. Harvin followed Frazier down the sideline, prompting Frazier to remove his headset and calm Harvin down. "I just want to score points," Harvin said. "It's frustrating not scoring. So, it was just a little frustration. Just was trying to get things right."

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson workload uncertain

Mon, 08 Oct 2012 12:44:24 -0700

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said RB Adrian Peterson's (ankle) workload in the team's Week 6 game is uncertain due to Peterson's ankle issue.

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Vikings | Coach says Christian Ponder looks good

Fri, 05 Oct 2012 11:43:16 -0700

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said QB Christian Ponder (knee) looks good. "There are no ill effects at all, he looks good," Frazier said.

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Vikings | Six won't play in preseason opener

Wed, 08 Aug 2012 22:31:03 -0700

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Wednesday, Aug. 8, that CB Robert Blanton (hamstring), WR Kamar Jorden (hand), OT DeMarcus Love (pectoral), CB Josh Robinson (hamstring), OG Geoffrey Schwartz (hernia) and WR Jordan Todman (ankle) each will not play in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 10, against the San Francisco 49ers. Each player has been participating in practice only on a limited basis.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson spends brief time at hospital

Mon, 30 Jul 2012 15:41:25 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was sent to the hospital Monday, July 30, after having an allergic reaction to some seafood he had for lunch but was released from the hospital and is back at training camp. Head coach Leslie Frazier said Peterson should return to rehabbing Tuesday, July 31.

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Vikings | Unsure Percy Harvin will attend Thursday

Thu, 21 Jun 2012 05:26:50 -0700

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he is unsure if WR Percy Harvin will be present for practice Thursday, June 21. "We're going to talk more in detail," Frazier said. "We have a lot of things to talk about."

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