Glazer: Bills fly to Minnesota to interview defensive boss

Operation “Cowher Contingency” has begun.

Members of the Buffalo Bills will fly to Minnesota Thursday

to interview Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier for the

Bills’ vacant head-coaching position, has learned.

Frazier, also a former Eagles assistant coach, is considered

one of this year’s leading head-coaching candidates and

well-deserving of a shot. Frazier has helped fuel the Vikings

defense this year to become one of the most stingy and aggressive

units in the NFL.

Other candidates who could be in the Bills’ crosshairs

include Cardinals assistant head coach Russ Grimm, Eagles defensive

coordinator Sean McDermott and Jets offensive coordinator Brian

Schottenheimer. However, due to NFL rules restricting candidates in

action during this upcoming playoff week these coaches are not yet

able to be interviewed.

Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera has also been

linked to the Bills’ opening, and if Buffalo chooses to interview

him he could do so this week with San Diego on a playoff bye.