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Reports: Leslie Frazier accepts job as Tampa Bay defensive coordinator


Recently fired Vikings coach Leslie Frazier has found work. He’ll be the next defensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to reports.

Frazier will join new head coach Lovie Smith’s staff. The news was first reported by

The Star Tribune and Pioneer Press also confirmed the addition.

Frazier […]

Report: Frazier is out

By Mike Florio

On Saturday, a source with knowledge of the situation told PFT that no decision has been made regarding the future of Vikings coach Leslie Frazier. According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, a decision has been made. Per Glazer, Frazier is out. There was no wiggling or waffling in Glazer’s report. […]

Matt Cassel to start Vikings finale, Freeman likely inactive

By Darin Gantt

The week-to-week identity of the starting quarterback has been one of the biggest questions — and biggest problems — for the Vikings this year. But with one game to go — perhaps in his career there — Vikings coach Leslie Frazier has raised the “why bother” flag. Frazier told reporters that […]

Frazier has Peterson’s support, but hasn’t talked to boss

By Darin Gantt

With Vikings coach Leslie Frazier’s future in doubt in Minnesota, there are conversations he needs to have with his bosses. But he’s not having them for another week. Via Ben Goessling of, Frazier said he hasn’t had any talks with ownership before the final game of a 4-10-1 season gone […]

Vikings waiting to make call on this week’s quarterback

By Josh Alper

It has become a Monday ritual in Minnesota this season to ask Vikings coach Leslie Frazier about the identity of the starting quarterback for the next game and this Monday was no exception. This Monday was a little different than some of the others, however. The question wasn’t about whether he […]

Vikings Keep Ponder In Place At Quarterback

By Cole Premo

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The quarterback carousel in Minnesota is staying put for another week. Christian Ponder will be the starter at Green Bay.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier announced his decision on Wednesday, and Ponder made this sound like it wasn’t much of a decision at all. Ponder said Frazier […]

Vikings to keep on trucking with Ponder at QB

By Darin Gantt

Apparently, the Vikings do not believe their quarterback position is broken again, thus do not plan to fix it. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier announced today that Christian Ponder would start Sunday against the Packers. “We are looking forward to him leading our team to victory, and other guys around him stepping […]

As Losses Pile Up, So Does Frustration For Vikings

By Cole Premo

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says he plans to talk to the team on Monday amid mounting frustration after a fourth straight loss.

Several veterans, including Kevin Williams and Brian Robison, criticized the offensive and defensive coordinators after the Vikings lost 27-23 at Dallas on Sunday. It […]

Frazier: Ponder To Start For Vikings At Dallas

By Jeff Wald

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Christian Ponder will start at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier made the announcement on Friday. Frazier has tabbed Ponder over Josh Freeman in a somewhat surprising decision.

After spending three games on the sideline, Ponder returned […]

Leslie Frazier is going to keep us guessing this week

By Darin Gantt

Since announcing which of his bad quarterbacks he planned to start hasn’t worked so well, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier is going to keep it to himself this week. Frazier told reporters today that he had an idea who was going to start against the Cowboys this week, but he didn’t plan […]