LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 07: Las Vegas Raiders fans hold up a sign supporting interim head coach Antonio Pierce, using his nickname "AP," as head coach before the team's game against the Denver Broncos at Allegiant Stadium on January 07, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Raiders defeated the Broncos 27-14. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Leslie Frazier is expected to interview for the head coaching position with the Las Vegas Raiders on Tuesday, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

The expected interview comes as the Los Angeles Chargers are also showing interest in Frazier. The Chargers announced on Sunday that they had finished an interview with Frazier.

Frazier was the Buffalo Bills’ defensive coordinator from 2017 to 2022, and he also served as assistant head coach in 2020. He was the Minnesota Vikings’ head coach from 2011 to 2013, but was fired following a 5-10-1 record.

In his final season with the Bills, Frazier led the defense to the NFL’s second-best defensive rating, trailing only the San Francisco 49ers. Following that season, Frazier announced that he would take a year off in 2023, but that he intended to return to coaching in 2024, albeit not with the Bills.

The Raiders are seeking a full-time replacement for head coach Josh McDaniels, who was fired in November after a 3-5 start. Las Vegas won five of its last nine games under interim coach Antonio Pierce, including a 63-21 victory over the Chargers in what turned out to be head coach Brandon Staley’s final game in Los Angeles.

Staley was fired in December, along with general manager Tom Telesco, following a 5-9 start and a loss to the Raiders. Now, Los Angeles will look to replace the three-year head coach, and Frazier appears to be on the shortlist.

Frazier had mixed results in his brief stint as a head coach, but with 10 more years of experience, he’ll be looking for success with his next team if hired this offseason.


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