Leslie Frazier remains with Bills as Bears hire Eberflus, Giants name Daboll head coach

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Jan 2, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier walks the field prior to the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 2, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier walks the field prior to the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, a former Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator, interviewed with the Chicago Bears and New York Giants for their head-coaching vacancies - but both teams went in another direction.

The Giants announced Friday that they interviewed Frazier for a second time before announcing that his fellow Bills coordinator, Brian Daboll, will be their new head coach.

The Bears hired Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus earlier this week as their new head coach.

The Bears confirmed last Friday that they interviewed Frazier, who played for Chicago from 1981 to 1985.

Frazier, the Bills' defensive coordinator since 2017, interviewed with the Miami Dolphins for their head-coaching vacancy earlier this month, according to multiple reports. ESPN reported that the Dolphins also interviewed former Bengals defensive backs coach Vance Joseph - the Arizona Cardinals' defensive coordinator since 2019 - for the job.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted Friday that Mike McDaniel and Kellen Moore are finalists for the Miami job.

Frazier, 62, was the Bengals' defensive coordinator under Marvin Lewis in 2003 and 2004. He was the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings from 2010 to 2013, when he was replaced by then-Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. Zimmer was dismissed by the Vikings earlier this week.

One year ago, Frazier and Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, a former Cincinnati Bengals player, were believed to be candidates for the Houston Texans' head-coaching vacancy. The Texans hired David Culley, and fired him after one season.

The Denver Broncos announced that they interviewed Bieniemy for their head-coaching vacancy before naming Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett as their new head coach.

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This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Leslie Frazier stays with Bills; Giants hire Daboll, Eberflus to Bears