Report: Bengals’ Zimmer gets second interview with Vikings

Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer is reportedly close to a deal with the Minnesota Vikings to take over as their new head coach.

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The Minnesota Vikings will give Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer a second interview for their head coaching vacancy early next week, according to ESPN.

Multiple reports say that Zimmer has emerged as the favorite to replace Leslie Frazier and that the two sides are currently working on a deal.

A report from Rotoworld says Frazier, if hired, would likely choose Scott Linehan as his offensive coordinator. Linehan was the offensive coordinator for the Lions before getting fired in December.