Multiple reports suggest Buffalo will soon name Chan Gailey its head coach, a decision that essentially would ensure Minnesota the services of defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier for a fourth consecutive season.
Frazier interviewed with the Bills two weeks ago, and their job remains the last open position in the NFL. (Standard disclaimer: Things could always change in Oakland.) Frazier has interviewed for seven jobs in the past three years, including Seattle and Buffalo this year.
I’ll have a lot more on Frazier later Tuesday, but for now we can say it seems likely he’ll be back with the Vikings for the 2010 season.
Continuing around the NFC North:
Minnesota coach Brad Childress objects to the Vikings’ three-game losing road streak being a storyline this week, writes Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune. As of yet, however, Childress has not gained editorial control over the Twin Cities media.
In a lighter moment, Childress discusses his beard and (lack of) hair with Bob Sansevere of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards’ right knee injury is a mild sprain of the medial collateral ligament, according to Steve Wyche of NFL.com.
Dan Pompei and Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune answer some business-related questions surrounding the death of Chicago defensive end Gaines Adams.
Bob LeGere of the Daily Herald offers some suggestions for the Bears’ offensive coordinator search.
Tom Pelissero of the Green Bay Press-Gazette catches up with punter Tim Masthay, whom the Packers signed recently to a futures contract.
Former Detroit defensive lineman Luther Elliss has filed for bankruptcy, writes Robert Snell of the Detroit News.