Vikings' Frazier will interview with Lions

Updated: January 8, 2009, 4:54 PM ET
Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier will interview with the Detroit Lions on Friday for their head coaching job.

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Minnesota coach Brad Childress confirmed Thursday that Frazier will visit the Lions, who fired coach Rod Marinelli after becoming the first team to finish 0-16.

Frazier met with the Denver Broncos on Wednesday about replacing longtime coach Mike Shanahan, and was passed over last year after interviewing with the Miami Dolphins and Atlanta Falcons.

Frazier just finished his second season leading a defense that has allowed the fewest yards rushing in the NFL for three straight years.


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