Bills Officially Hire Leslie Frazier As Defensive Coordinator


The Bills announced Friday that they’ve agreed to terms with Juan Castillo (OL coach/run game coordinator), Bob Babich (LBs), and Leslie Frazier (defensive coordinator).


Jamison Hensley is reporting that the Bills have already hired Ravens secondary coach Leslie Frazier as their new defensive coordinator.


Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that new Bills HC Sean McDermott discussed the possibility of bringing in Al Holcomb as his defensive coordinator. However, sources now tell Rapoport that Ravens DBs coach Leslie Frazier is the “name to watch” for the job.

There is an obvious connection between McDermott and Frazier, as they both worked together while in Philadelphia years ago.

Frazier, 57, began his NFL coaching career with the Eagles back in 1999 as their defensive backs coach. He had brief stints with the Bengals and Colts before joining the Vikings as their defensive coordinator in 2007.

Minnesota eventually promoted him to head coach in 2010 and he spent a total of eight years with the Vikings. After he was replaced as the team’s head coach, Frazier caught on with the Buccaneers as their defensive coordinator under Lovie Smith but the, unfortunately, did not pick up his option after smith was replaced.

The Ravens later hired him as the secondary coach last year.

We’ll have more regarding the Bills’ defensive coordinator job as the news is available.


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