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Friday, January 16, 2009
Black and Blue all over: Frazier to St. Louis?

By Kevin Seifert

Posted by's Kevin Seifert

Is Minnesota defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier the leading candidate for the St. Louis Rams' head-coaching job? Multiple media outlets are reporting that information, including Adam Schefter of

Rams general manager Billy Devaney told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that five candidates remain in the running, including Frazier. But the Post-Dispatch also reported that Frazier has emerged as the front-runner. If that's true, it's likely an offer could be extended Friday and negotiations on a contract would conclude by the weekend.

If Frazier departs, the Vikings would be searching for their eighth new defensive coordinator in the past 11 seasons. We'll bring you a post later Friday speculating on possible replacements.

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